Queen branded ‘wonderful’ as actress who married into Royal Family speaks out | Royal | News (Reports)


Sophie Winkleman, who is best known for playing Big Suze in the comedy sitcom Peep Show, married Lord Freddie Windsor who is the son of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent and 49th in line to the throne.

Accusations that the Royal Family has been unwelcoming of outsiders have reignited this year following the latest series of The Crown and the departure of Harry and Meghan.

But Ms Winkleman has said she was “incredibly welcomed” by all the Royal Family and the Queen has been “wonderful”.

She said: “I’ve been incredibly welcomed with open arms by all of them.

“I haven’t had a single negative experience.

“The Queen’s been wonderful, Prince Charles has been wonderful, Prince William’s been heaven.

“They’d never tell me off at all if I wanted to play some [racy] role.

“Everyone’s looked after me.

“Oh God, please don’t make me sound too gushing.”

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Speaking to The Times, she said: “I wasn’t fazed about becoming a member of the Royal Family because my father is sort of a socialist bordering on Marxist.

“So growing up, the Royal Family wasn’t part of the discussion.

“There wasn’t a Home Counties trepidation about them, although of course there was respect.”

Earlier this year, Meghan and Harry shocked the world when they announced they would be stepping down as senior members of the Royal Family.

The couple moved to Los Angeles with their son Archie and have been staying there during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Royal Family, in particular Prince Charles and Camilla, have been widely criticised following the release of the new season of The Crown.

The most recent season, which was released last month, portrays Charles’ marriage to Diana and depicts the heir to the throne’s affair with Camilla.

The series has been heavily criticised for dramatising events.


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