Meghan Markle's 'Suits' dad Wendell Pierce talks royal wedding and if he'll be attending

Wendell Pierce is just thrilled for his onscreen daughter, Meghan Markle!

The 54-year-old actor portrays the bride-to-be's father, Robert Zane, on the USA show Suits, and recalls one of the last things he told her before it was announced that she was engaged to Prince Harry.

"I was very happy that I was able to quietly, the last time we worked, say to her, 'Your life is gonna be so different,'" he tells Vulture. "I did not know they were engaged, but I knew. I said, 'I just want you to know that no matter how crazy it gets you have a friend in me.'"

Pierce continues, "I care about her like a good TV father should."

As for whether Pierce will be invited to the wedding, he says graciously, "I don’t have any expectations. I’m very happy for her."

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Wendell Pierce during HBO's Premiere of The Wire - Outside Arrivals at Chelsea Cinemas in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 14: Dominic West, Creator and Executive Producer David Simon, Guest, Wendell Pierce and Sonja Sohn arrive at Chelsea West Theaters on West 23rd St. for the premiere of 'The Wire' on September 14, 2004 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Wintrow/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CA - SEPTEMBER 01: Cast members Wendell Pierce with Laurence Fishburne attend the opening of August Wilson's 'Fences' at the Pasadena Playhouse on September 1, 2006 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Getty Images)
Wendell Pierce and Tracey Edmonds during Our Stories Films Launch Party - October 10, 2006 at Social in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by Malcolm Ali/WireImage for Bragman Nyman Cafarelli)
Wendell Pierce and Nelson George, director and writer of 'Life Support' (Photo by Monica Morgan/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 02: Actor Wendell Pierce and guest arrive at the 38th annual NAACP Image Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on March 2, 2007 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Shugerman/Getty Images)
Wendell Pierce during HBO's 'Life Support' New York Screening - Outside Arrivals at Chelsea West Theaters in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage for Variety Magazine)
IN PLAIN SIGHT -- 'Iris Doesn't Live Here Anymore' Episode 7 -- Aired 07/13/2008 -- Pictured: (l-r) Tina Lifford as Denise McBride/Denise Morris, Wendell Pierce as Dr. Warren McBride/Warren Morris -- Photo by: Richard Foreman/USA Network/NBCUPB
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 9: Actor Wendell Pierce (R) and his guest attend the 39th NAACP Image Awards Nominee Luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel February 9, 2008 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 14: Actor Wendell Pierce accepts the Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special award for 'Life Support' onstage during the 39th NAACP Image Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on February 14, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA- FEBRUARY 29: Actor Idris Elba, from HBO's 'The Wire', and Wendell Pierce attend the official Jordan brand launch of the first signature shoe for Chris Paul at Republic on February 29, 2008 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Skip Bolen/WireImage)
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 14: Actor Wendell Pierce of 'Treme' speaks during the HBO portion of the 2010 Television Critics Association Press Tour at the Langham Hotel on January 14, 2010 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
NEW ORLEANS - MARCH 27: Actor Wendell Pierce attends HBO's series 'Treme' New Orleans fundraiser at Generations Hall on March 27, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Skip Bolen/Getty Images)
Khandi Alexander and Wendell Pierce attend a photocall during the Roma Fiction Fest at Adriano Cinema on July 6, 2010 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Elisabetta A. Villa/WireImage)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - MARCH 07: Actor Wendell Pierce riding on the cast of HBO's 'Treme' float in the 2011 Krewe Of Orpheus Parade during Mardi Gras on March 7, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Skip Bolen/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 31: Actor Wendell Pierce promotes 'Treme: The Complete First Season' at Best Buy Union Square on March 31, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 12: Actor Wendell Pierce arrives at a brunch honoring the nominees for the 2013 Film Independent Filmmaker Grant and Spirit Awards at BOA Steakhouse on January 12, 2013 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 20: Wendell Pierce attends TheWrap.com's Pre-Oscar Party at Culina Restaurant at the Four Seasons Los Angeles on February 20, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jonathan Leibson/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 16: (L-R) Cast members of 'The Michael J. Fox Show' Ana Nogueira, Juliette Goglia, Michael J. Fox, Jack Gore, Conor Romero, Wendell Pierce and Katie Finneran attend NBC's 2013 Fall Launch Party Hosted By Vanity Fair at The Standard Hotel on September 16, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images)
THE MICHAEL J. FOX SHOW -- 'Christmas' Episode 111 -- Pictured: (l-r) Wendell Pierce as Harris, Michael J. Fox as Mike Henry -- (Photo by: Eric Liebowitz/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 30: (L-R) DJ Spinna, Film Director Spike Lee and actor Wendell Pierce pose for a photo at the 20th Annual Dorothy And Lillian Gish Prize ceremony at Museum of Modern Art on October 30, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by J. Countess/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 15: Actor Wendell Pierce attends GQ & LeBron James NBA All Star Party sponsored by Samsung Galaxy and Beats at Ogden's Museum's Patrick F. Taylor Library on February 15, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Erika Goldring/Getty Images for GQ)
PASADENA, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Actor Wendell Pierce (L) and guest attend the 45th NAACP Image Awards presented by TV One at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on February 22, 2014 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for NAACP Image Awards)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 13: Actor Wendell Pierce arrives at Showtime's VIP prefight party for 'Mayhem: Mayweather vs. Maidana 2' at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 13, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images for SHOWTIME SPORTS)
LOS ANGELES - SEPTEMBER 23: 'Ghostwriter' -- When Oscar is tasked with ghostwriting the autobiography of a retired baseball player, Felix offers his assistance, on THE ODD COUPLE, Monday Feb. 26, 2015 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Pictured L-R: Matthew Perry as Oscar Madison and Wendell Pierce as Teddy (Photo by Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 14: Actor Wendell Pierce attends the 'Selma' New York Premiere at Ziegfeld Theater on December 14, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor Wendell Pierce attends HBO's Official Golden Globe Awards After Party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CA - FEBRUARY 06: (L-R) Actress/producer Oprah Winfrey, producers Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, actors Tessa Thompson, Wendell Pierce, director Ava DuVernay, actors Carmen Ejogo, Laurence Fishburne, David Oyelowo, Common, Omar J. Dorsey and Niecy Nash attend the 46th NAACP Image Awards presented by TV One at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on February 6, 2015 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for NAACP Image Awards)
SUITS -- 'No Refills' Episode 503 -- Pictured: Wendell Pierce as Robert Zane -- (Photo by: Shane Mahood/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - AUGUST 31: 'Make Room For Dani' -- After rival radio host Rich Eisen taunts him, Oscar reluctantly agrees with his agent that it's time to shake things up on his radio show and allows Dani to have a bigger role. Also, Felix is eager to meet Emily's mother but things don't go as well as he had hoped, on THE ODD COUPLE, Monday, May 9, 2016 (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Pictured L-R: Yvette Nicole Brown as Dani and Wendell Pierce as Teddy (Photo by Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images)
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 07: Executive producer/actress Kerry Washington (L) and actor Wendell Pierce of 'Confirmation' speak onstage during the HBO Winter 2016 TCA Panel at Langham Hotel on January 7, 2016 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 31: Actress Kerry Washington (L) and actor Wendell Pierce arrive at the Premiere Of HBO Films' 'Confirmation' at Paramount Theater on the Paramount Studios lot on March 31, 2016 in Hollywood, California.(Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 31: Actor Wendell Pierce attends the premiere of 'Confirmation' at Paramount Theater on the Paramount Studios lot on March 31, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 07: Wendell Pierce (L) and Kerry Washington pose at the NYC Special Screening of HBO Film 'Confirmation' at Signature Theater on April 7, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images for HBO)
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Back in November when Markle and Prince Harry announced their engagement, Pierce tweeted a sweet message for his former co-star, who announced she was leaving the series that same month. 

"Congratulations to my TV daughter Meghan Markle and Prince Harry on the news of their wedding engagement," he mused. "Harry you have her TV Father’s blessing. Robert Zane approves."

He also spoke about Markle's engagement when he appeared on Harry Connick Jr.'s show, Harry. "She met this nice guy and we always talked about him in code, really,” he shared. “You know, ‘How you doing?’ ‘Oh, I’m going to London, coming from London, whatever.’”

Pierce added that he told Markle, "'Always know, no matter where you are, I will always be your loving fake father.'"

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SUITS -- 'Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner' Episode 402 -- Pictured: (l-r) Patrick J. Adams as Michael Ross, Meghan Markle as Rachel Zane -- (Photo by: Ian Watson/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SUITS -- 'Know When To Fold 'Em' Episode 315 -- PIctured: (l-r) Patrick J. Adams as Michael Ross, Meghan Markle as Rachel Zane -- (Photo by: Shane Mahood/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SUITS -- 'Denial' Episode 501 -- Pictured: (l-r) Meghan Markle as Rachel Zane, Patrick J. Adams as Michael Ross -- (Photo by: Shane Mahood/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SUITS -- Season 1 -- Pictured: (l-r) Gina Torres as Jessica Pearson, Rick Hoffmann as Louis Litt, Meghan Markle as Rachel Zane, Gabriel Macht as Harvey Specter, Patrick Adams as Mike Ross -- (Photo by: Frank Ockenfels/USA/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SUITS -- Season: 2 -- Pictured: (l-r) Patrick J. Adams as Mike Ross, Meghan Markle as Rachel Zane -- (Photo by: Robert Ascroft/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 11: Actors Patrick J. Adams (L) and Meghan Markle attend the FINCA Canada Fundraiser At TIFF 2012 during the Toronto International Film Festival on September 11, 2012 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Alexandra Wyman/Getty Images For FINCA)
SUITS -- 'War' Episode 216 -- Pictured: (l-r) Gabriel Macht as Harvey Specter, Patrick J. Adams as Mike Ross, Meghan Markle as Rachel Zane -- (Photo by: Christos Kalohoridis/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SUITS -- 'Stay' Episode 310 -- Pictured: (l-r) Patrick J. Adams as Michael Ross, Meghan Markle as Rachel Zane -- (Photo by: Shane Mahood/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SUITS -- 'Know When To Fold 'Em' Episode 315 -- PIctured: (l-r) Meghan Markle as Rachel Zane, Patrick J. Adams as Michael Ross -- (Photo by: Shane Mahood/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NBCUNIVERSAL EVENTS -- NBCUniversal Press Tour, January 2014 -- 'Suits' Session -- Pictured: (l-r) Meghan Markle, Patrick J. Adams, Gabriel Macht -- (Photo by: Chris Haston/USA/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SUITS -- 'Enough Is Enough' Episode 411 -- Pictured: (l-r) Patrick J. Adams as Michael Ross, Meghan Markle as Rachel Zane -- (Photo by: Shane Mahood/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SUITS -- 'Intent' Episode 415 -- Pictured: (l-r) Meghan Markle as Rachel Zane, Patrick J. Adams as Mike Ross -- (Photo by: Shane Mahood/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SUITS -- Season:5 -- Pictured: (l-r) Patrick J. Adams as Michael Ross, Meghan Markle as Rachel Zane -- (Photo by: Nigel Parry/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SUITS -- 'Not Just a Pretty Face' Episode 416 -- Pictured: (l-r) Patrick J. Adams as Mike Ross, Meghan Markle as Rachel Zane -- (Photo by: Shane Mahood/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SUITS -- 'Self Defense' Episode 514 -- Pictured: (l-r) Meghan Markle as Rachel Zane, Patrick J. Adams as Michael Ross -- (Photo by: Ben Mark Holzberg/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SUITS -- 'Turn' Episode 604 -- Pictured: (l-r) Patrick J. Adams as Michael Ross, Meghan Markle as Rachel Zane -- (Photo by: Ian Watson/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SUITS -- 'P.S.L.' Episode 610 -- Pictured: (l-r) Patrick J. Adams as Michael Ross, Meghan Markle as Rachel Zane -- (Photo by: Shane Mahood/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SUITS -- Episode 612 -- Pictured: (l-r) Meghan Markle as Rachel Zane, Patrick J. Adams as Michael Ross -- (Photo by: Shane Mahood/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SUITS -- 'Teeth, Nose, Teeth' Episode 613 -- Pictured: (l-r) Patrick J. Adams as Michael Ross, Meghan Markle as Rachel Zane -- (Photo by: Shane Mahood/USA Network)
SUITS -- 'Full Disclosure' Episode 707 -- Pictured: (l-r) Meghan Markle as Rachel Zane, Patrick J. Adams as Michael Ross -- (Photo by: Shane Mahood/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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