Suits Creator Had To Change One ‘Banned’ Word In Meghan Markle’s Script At The Request Of The Royal Family

A seemingly harmless snippet of conversation had to be rewritten for Meghan Markle’s character in Suits, after she started dating Prince Harry, the show’s creator stated.

When Markle joined the show in 2011 as a paralegal, the star wasn’t involved with Prince Harry. However, by the time she departed in 2018, she had gotten engaged and was formally on track to marry the Prince.

Just after the seventh season of Suits had ended, the star confirmed her engagement to Harry back in November 2017.

The series ended permanently in 2019, however Aaron Korsh, the show’s creator, has pondered on the series and how the “Meghan Markle effect” could have contributed to its comeback once it was added to Netflix.

Korsh recalled being “as excited in some ways as everybody else” when he discovered about his cast member being involved with the Prince in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.

He went on to discuss the impact of their union, saying: “Yeah! I mean, your initial reaction is, like, ‘We’re dating a prince!’

“But the security and all that stuff, we shot in Toronto and the writers room was in L.A., so other people were dealing with that.

“I will say, and I think Harry put this in the book, because I heard people talking about it — [the Royal Family] weighed in on some stuff.”

Korsh revealed that while the family pretty much stayed out of the process, there were “a few things that [showrunners] wanted to do and couldn’t do,” adding: “It was a little irritating.”

Korsh said that the usage of a specific term was on the list of things they “couldn’t do.”

He said: “Look, I’ll just say what the line was. My wife’s family, when they have a topic to discuss that might be sensitive, they use the word ‘poppycock’.

“Let’s say you wanted to do something that you knew your husband didn’t want to do, but you wanted to at least discuss it, and in just discussing it, you wouldn’t hold him to anything he said, you’d be like, ‘It’s poppycock’.

“So, in the episode, Mike and Rachel [Markle’s character] were going to have a thing, and as a nod to my in-laws, we were going to have her say, ‘My family would say poppycock.’ And the Royal Family did not want her saying the word.”

The Royal Family “didn’t want to put the word poppycock in [Markle’s] mouth” because, according to him, they were concerned about people editing the clip.

Korsh explained: “We had to change it to ‘bulls**t’ instead of ‘poppycock’, and I did not like it because I’d told my in-laws that [poppycock] was going to be in the show.

“There was maybe one or two more things, but I can’t remember. “

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