Matt Smith, who plays Prince Philip on the Netflix series The Crown says he feels sorry for Meghan Markle. While actress Claire Foy says she thinks the monarchy will survive because it’s willing to change.
“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.”
Claire Foy, who plays Queen Elizabeth, shared her thoughts on Meghan being a divorcee and being allowed to marry Prince Harry.
“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thrive, because it’s willing to change and listen to the people and realize that some elements of the institution are outdated and unnecessary.”
Season 2 of The Crown premieres Dec. 8th on Netflix.