As Britain’s latest royal love story continues to get tongues wagging it looks like Prince Harry’s girlfriend, actress Meghan Markle could be leaving the popular legal drama series, Suits. According to Deadline, the 36-year-old American and her co-star Patrick J. Adams are looking to depart the popular legal show at the end of Season 7, which is expected to broadcast its final six episodes in early 2018.

Meghan MarkleMeghan Markle is poised to leave popular drama, Suits

The actress has been in a relationship with the fifth in line to the throne - due to be dropped down to sixth in line when his sister-in-law, The Duchess of Cambridge, gives birth to her and Prince William’s third child - since June 2016.

The rumours add fuel to the fire the Californian is planning on heading over to Britain to be with Harry on a permanent basis, months after it was widely believed she was considering moving into his Kensington Palace home.

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The contracts of all Suits original cast members - including Adams and Markle - are reportedly up after Season 7, meaning Markle will be free to move of if she wants.

Markle currently plays Rachel Zane, a former paralegal who is now a lawyer and engaged to Mike Ross (Adams' character), which would make a double departure from the show easier for the pair.

The news comes the same day Prince Harry delivered an emotional speech on ending mental health stigmas at the 24th Virgin Money Media Mind Media Awards in London.

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Handed over the Speaking Out award at the ceremony, the 33-year-old royal spoke of the challenges of mental health, saying: "People seem ready for a different kind of conversation on mental health. Everyone was tired of stigma and scare stories around mental illness.

"People are now really talking about their own well being and how to help those around them. We are shattering the since that was a real barrier to progress."