Meghan Markle's co-star sets record straight about 'foul' smell at royal wedding

Meghan Markle's co-star sets record straight about 'foul' smell at royal wedding

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Dorothy Reddin

By Dorothy Reddin

Published: 19/02/2024

- 16:35

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex tied the knot on May 19, 2018

Meghan Markle's co-star has set the record straight about the "foul" smell during her wedding to Prince Harry.

Pictures of Rick Hoffman, who played Louis Marlowe Litt in the show, went viral in 2018 due to the funny look on his face during the ceremony.

The actor, 53, recently admitted his expression was due to a "terrible" smell in St George's Chapel.

Hoffman said: "If you type in my name in on Google you see [me] making that awful face."

Rick Hoffman and Meghan Markle

Rick Hoffman attended Meghan Markle's wedding in 2018


The actor added that he "started to smell something really terrible and foul".

At first, he thought someone "had terrible breath," but he eventually realised the smell was coming from "more than one person".

Hoffman continued: "I'm starting to get a little jittery because it's bothering me and I'm very sensitive when it comes to that.

"[The ceremony] is an hour-and-a-half, and [the smell] is just constantly coming my way now. It's getting into my body."

Rick Hoffman

Rick Hoffman attending the royal wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex


The 53-year-old noted that he is "so particular when it comes to hygiene," and was worried people would think the smell was coming from him, so he asked his fellow Suits stars: "Do you guys smell that?"

Hoffman added: "And they're like, 'No.' So now I'm like literally by myself alone on an island and I'm just going 'Mother f*****'. And that's [the expression] they got."

The actor claimed that out of everyone in the show, Meghan was the colleague who would laugh at him the most for his "issues" when it came to "other people's hygiene".

Hoffman continued telling the Chicks in the Office podcast: "She always knew and would always laugh about how I was so sensitive. It was just so ironic."

Rick Hoffman and Meghan Markle

Rick Hoffman revealed there was a 'foul' smell during Meghan Markle's wedding


Suits cast

Meghan Markle left the show in 2017 after her engagement to Prince Harry


Royal authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand claimed in their book, Finding Freedom, that scent diffusers were used to mask the "musty" smell inside the venue before the royal wedding.

Hoffman starred alongside the Duchess of Sussex from 2011 until she exited the series in 2017, following her engagement to Prince Harry.

He continued playing Louis for two seasons after Meghan's departure.

Last summer, the legal drama became the most streamed show in the US for 12 weeks.

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