Meghan Markle joking about her acting career is the best thing you’ll hear all day

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    Meghan Markle has taken to her role as a royal so well that it’s hard to remember a time when she wasn’t Duchess of Sussex.

    That’s right. Before the speeches, royal tours and ribbon cuttings, Meghan was of course a Hollywood actress, featuring in a number of high profile films.

    Her most famous role however was in the show Suits, where she starred as Rachel Zane, for seven seasons, leaving the US TV series this year as she became a royal.

    But despite hanging up her acting shoes, it seems Meghan does still talk about her career, cracking a joke about it just this month.

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    This evening, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended #TheLionKing European premiere in London at the Odeon Theatre. In celebration of the film’s release, The Walt Disney Company announced #ProtectThePride, a global conservation campaign to support efforts protecting the rapidly diminishing lion population across Africa. As a part of their commitment to this cause, Disney also made a donation to The Duke of Sussex’s upcoming environment & community initiative which will be formally announced this autumn. The Duke and Duchess are committed to advancing conservation efforts across Africa and around the world, and working with communities to ensure a sustainable future for the planet. This evening Their Royal Highnesses had the pleasure of meeting the cast and creative team behind the film, as well as supporters of @africanparksnetwork, of which The Duke is President. Photo credit: PA images / Getty images – Chris Jackson

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    Yes, really. While Meghan attended The Lion King premiere with Prince Harry, she reportedly had a laugh with Billy Eichner about her pre-royal life.

    It turns out the now Duchess actually went to university with Eichner, who voices the role of Timon in the Disney remake.

    ‘Meghan and I both went to college together — we were both theatre majors at Northwestern,’ the actor explained on Today with Hoda & Jenna, via People, about the encounter. ‘We didn’t know each other when we were there, but we were there at the same time.

    ‘She said to me, “Congrats on your career,”’ he recalled, something he explained that he also said to her back.

    He continued: ‘And she said, “Well, things took a little turn”’.

    This is hilarious.

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