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Sunday 24th June 2018

The Duchess of Sussex makes royal history with Emmy Award submission

USA Network have submitted her for Best Supporting Actress

Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex has been put forward for an Emmy Award.

USA Network, which airs Meghan's former TV show, Suits, told Entertainment Tonight it had submitted Meghan's name for consideration in the competitive Best Supporting Actress category.

Meghan, 36, played paralegal-turned-lawyer Rachel Zane in the show before quitting to become a member of the royal family.

Meghan played Rachel Zane in Suits (Credit: USA Network)

Apparently, USA Network has always submitted its main cast members for Emmy Awards consideration each year, although none of them have ever made it to the final list.

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But whether Meghan makes it on the shortlist or not, it's the first time a member of the royal family has been submitted for consideration for an Emmy Award for acting!

Meghan chose to quit the legal drama after becoming engaged to Prince Harry; her final episode of Suits aired in April, with Rachel marrying fiancé Mike and moving to Seattle.

Rachel and Mike married on their last episode of Suits (Credit: USA Network)

Meghan has retired from acting in order to focus on her senior royal role and charitable work.

During her post-engagement interview with BBC News last year, she said: "I don't see it as giving anything up. I just see it as a change."

I don't see it as giving anything up. I just see it as a change.

"It's a new chapter, right? Also keep in mind I had been working on my show for seven years," she added.

Harry and Meghan pictured at Trooping The Colour (Credit: Wenn.com)

"So we were very, very fortunate to be able to have that sort of longevity on a series.

"For me, once we hit the 100 episode marker, I thought, you know what, I have ticked this box, and I feel very proud of the work I had done there and now it's time to work as team with [Harry]."

On Thursday, Meghan joined The Queen for her first royal engagement without husband Harry.

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The Queen and Meghan in Cheshire on Thursday (Credit: Splash)

She travelled with Her Majesty on the Royal Train to Cheshire, where their schedule included opening the Mersey Gateway Bridge and Storyhouse Theatre, before lunch with Chester City Council.

It marked Meghan's first royal engagement with The Queen.

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