The Crown’s Matt Smith Feels ‘Sorry’ For Meghan Markle
By Bella Lovric
Meghan Markle’s recent engagement to Prince Harry has people around the globe envious of her new status as a princess, however “The Crown’s” Matt Smith has made it clear that he is not one of these people.
If any commoner is able to comment on Markle’s new status, it’s Smith who plays Prince Philip in Netflix’s cult hit, “The Crown”.
The Queen herself has even endorsed the show.
During an event for Vanity Fair, the 35-year-old actor did not hold back, warning Meghan Markle that her life will change drastically with many sacrifices along the way as she enters into the royal family.
“I feel sorry for her. It’s such a transition in her life, and it’s such a huge thing to take on,” he said.
“Life as she knows it is gone. But hey, she’s marrying the prince of Britain—how exciting for her."
Markle’s engagement will see the end to her acting career on Suits, where she played the character Rachel for the past seven years.
Smith's character in “The Crown”, faces the same transition within the show that Markle is beginning to face in real life as he adapts to life in the shadow of the monarch.
Smith’s other royal half in “The Crown” Claire Foy, who plays Queen Elizabeth, has an opposing opinion towards Markle’s upcoming royal status.
“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,” she 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thrive, because it’s willing to change and listen to the people and realize that some elements of the institution are outdated and unnecessary.”
WATCH to the full interview below!