While Meghan Markle prepares for the royal wedding on Saturday (May 19), her Suits family has arrived in London to celebrate their former co-star’s big day. First, her onscreen husband, played by Patrick J. Adams, touched down in England with his wife, Troian Bellisario, posting from The Royal Standard of England. It was previously reported that Adams is just one of about 25 people from Suits who have been invited to the big day, and in fact, a few of her former costars—Gina Torres, Sarah Rafferty, and Rick Hoffman—sat down with Today to discuss the event of the year.
“I hope, as we all do, nothing but the best for her. This is an incredible step in her life, so to bear witness to that is extraordinary,” Torres said. All three actors also revealed they knew about Markle and Prince Harry’s relationship before the general public did, but admitted that there were very few details shared. Hoffman, who plays Louis Litt on the show, says that he found out “quite early” and could not keep his cool. “It was both of us in a trailer and I was like, ‘Oh my! You’re going to be dating a prince?! And then I was just like, ‘Take it slow, be careful, don’t let him hurt you.'”
Rafferty referred to herself, Markle, and Torres as the “sister wives” and explained that the whole cast has a familial bond. “We were with each other longer than we went to college, longer than we were in high school, so we became family in some way,” she said. “We’re still family. So this is a nice family affair.”
Though the cast is invited to partake in the ceremony at St. George’s Chapel and the luncheon hosted by Queen Elizabeth II, they are reportedly not invited to the more exclusive reception, hosted by Prince Charles at Frogmore House. The decision was reportedly based on the couple’s “new life” as verified royals. “[The cast is] important to her, but she has a new inner circle of friends,” one source told Us Weekly. “The afternoon reception is for Meghan and Harry’s old circle and the evening establishes their new circle.”
Watch Markle’s former costars talk about the bride-to-be, below.