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The Crown's Matt Smith Says He Feels Sorry for Meghan Markle

The Crown's Matt Smith Says He Feels Sorry for Meghan Markle

Matt Smith knows a little bit about what life as a royal is like thanks to his role as Prince Philip on The Crown and now he’s commenting on how Meghan Markle‘s life is about to change.

The 35-year-old actor says he feels “sorry” for Meghan as her life is never going to be the same again.

“I feel sorry for her,” Matt said at a 92Y screening and Q&A on Monday night (via Vanity Fair). “It’s such a transition in her life, and it’s such a huge thing to take on. Life as she knows it is gone. But hey, she’s marrying the prince of Britain—how exciting for her.”

Meghan is a divorced woman and as seen on the first season of The Crown, members of the royal family were not allowed to marry someone who had previously been married. Claire Foy commented on how this is something today’s royals don’t have to worry about.

Click inside to read what she said…

“You realize the fact that Elizabeth forbade her sister from marrying a divorced man; it goes to show how time has changed and how they’ve had to evolve,” Claire said. “And they really have. This would not have been conceivable, this would not have happened 50 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thrive, because it’s willing to change and listen to the people and realize that some elements of the institution are outdated and unnecessary.”

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  • poangielsku

    So an actor who played a part in a drama about the royal family 60 years ago is now an oracle on the subject. Ok, then.

    As for nobody marrying divorcees, what about Edward & Mrs Simpson? Of course, he abdicated/was forced from the throne, but that could easily have been because was a Nazi sympathiser (let’s not forget the royals are all of German descent).

    As for Harry being “the Prince of Britain”, I’m pretty sure William also thinks of himself as a prince. Same goes for Charles, Andrew, Edward and all the other ones.

  • 777

    He knows what it feels like because he played a prince on TV? Really?
    Also, his congratulations sounded very sincere. He doesn’t think she’s a gold digger at all.

  • Kelley

    can he just shut up already. so sick of him

  • Casey C

    also Harry is NEVER going to see the throne, he’s soon to be sixth in line. Edward was the heir, not the spare. William would likely never have beena llowed to marry an american divorcee, but as the spare, Harry can do as he pleases more or less. the rules are very different for him

  • Just Saying

    Well, he is not wrong about Markle having to make a HUGE change, moving to another country in another continent and marrying a royal on top of that, she already left her career behind (and her dog). But anyways… SECURE THAT BAG MEGHAN!

  • persononhere

    i feel sorry for Harry, he’s making a HUGE mistake and we all know it…

  • Marilyn

    If Harry were marrying a girl with blonde hair and blue eyes you would not be making that statement. You’re just upset because he is marrying a girl who is bi-racial.

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  • Legendary Trolly

    You idiots have to stop making up mythical race issues in your head. How are you going to randomly create some racism with another person?

    Most people who disagree with him marrying her, think she kind of manipulated him, and wants the fame and position that will come from marrying him.

  • persononhere

    no moron, don’t jump into someone else’s head. i’m making that statement because she is divorced, left her live-in boyfriend to sleep with Harry, and is an actress with no idea what a commonwealth even is. she’s an ACTRESS who wants attention and a d-list one at that. i don’t care WTF color she is. i’ve watched her show 8 years and enjoyed her. they have been dating about 13 months. anyone is making a mistake at that point and he has a ton to lose. get race off your little pea head