Before she was the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle was Rachel Zane on the hit USA series Suits. Having been on the show for seven years, Meghan not only built quite the fanbase, but proved herself to be an outstanding acting talent. So much so, that the 36-year-old was recently submitted for Emmy consideration in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series category.
But, sadly, Meghan was snubbed by the Television Academy when the 2018 Emmy nominations were announced on Thursday, July 12. Instead of Prince Harry's stunning wife, Alexis Bledel (The Handmaid’s Tale), Lena Headey (Game of Thrones), Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things), Ann Dowd (The Handmaid’s Tale), Vanessa Kirby (The Crown), Thandie Newton (Westworld), and Yvonne Strahovski (The Handmaid’s Tale) all received nods for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.
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Even if Meghan had been nominated, she may not have been able to attend the prestigious award show. While royals in the past have been known to frequent Hollywood-centric events (like Princess Diana at The Met Gala in 1996!), it seems unlikely that an American awards ceremony is considered an appropriate forum. After all, Meghan’s official biography on the royal family's website hardly even mentions her acting career.
Beyond just potentially being in poor taste, could you imagine the security detail she’d have to bring with her to the Emmys? If she and Harry were forced to bring security on their intimate honeymoon getaway, a big event like the Emmy Awards would only prove more intense.
Despite not receving an Emmy nomination, it’s clear that 2018 has still been Meghan’s most blessed year yet — she did marry a British prince, after all!
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