Why 'The Crown' star Matt Smith feels sorry for Meghan Markle

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Only a few days after the palace announced the engagement of Meghan Markle with Prince Harry, the American actor appeared on the cover of the French magazine Elle as a future princess.

Many celebrities came forward to gush about the engagement, with most sharing their excitement for Meghan. He said, "It's such a transition in her life, and it's such a huge thing to take on".

Possibly the most interesting part of the interview is the fact that Matt sounds like he's speaking in his character, Prince Philip, that he portrays on The Crown. Life as she knows it is gone'.

While fiancée Meghan Markle was MIA from the event, as she's now in Los Angeles spending time with her mother Doria Radlan, the ginger prince was surrounded by some familiar faces.

However, while Matt was rather sympathetic to Meghan's plight, his co-star Claire Foy, who plays Queen Elizabeth on the Netflix drama, believed the royal engagement - and in particular, Meghan's divorcee status - signalled a change in the times.

She was romantically involved with Harry from 2012 until 2014, when they split amicably with reports claiming Bonas wanted to carve out a career in the entertainment industry.

Philip, who has been married to the queen for 70 years in the biography Elizabeth the Queen, said, "I am the only man in the country not allowed to give his name to his children".

"I knew she was the one from the very first day", Harry recently said of his wife-to-be.

The Duchess of Cambridge's mother Carole Middleton and sister Pippa Middleton also attended the service, with the pair being regulars at the concert having attended since it began 15 years ago.

"And I think that's why the monarchy will survive and thrive, because it's willing to change and listen to the people and realise that some elements of the institution are outdated and unnecessary". She said that she was exiting from the show and would be retiring from acting in order to focus on her royal duties.

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