Before Harry and Meghan Markle, this other royal couple who went into exile in the United States

Who are the others? British Crown rebels? Because yes, apart from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and long before them, Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson, there are many other members of the Windsor clan who have abandoned their royal duties. it is Lord Frederick Windsor, son of Michael of Kentcousin of Elizabeth II, and his wife Sophie Lara Winkleman. And their history is not so far removed from that of the Sussexes. Aged 43 and 42, Frederik, then a financial analyst, and Sophie, an actress, were married in 2009 in the presence of the cream of English royalty.

Once their union was celebrated, the couple sailed to California, USA, where Sophie Winkleman, although born in the United Kingdom, continued her career. 52nd in line to the throne, Lord Frederick Windsor, of course, never had the importance of Prince Harry. But it is clear his departure across the Atlantic, after his marriage to an actress, shocked no one. Since then, the tandem have returned to settle in England, but continue to split their lives between Europe and America.

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© Julien Burton / BestimageSophie Winkleman and Lord Frederick Windsor during the tribute to Prince Philip at Westminster Abbey on March 29, 2022.

Before joining the royal family, Sophie Winkleman was known for her roles as Big Suze in the English series peep showby Zoey in the sitcom My Uncle Charlie or even of Susan in The world of Narnia : The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. It was during her studies at Cambridge University that the young woman met the Prince and Princess of Kent’s son. In recent years you may have seen her inside murder in paradise, Confidence Where vintage series Sanditon.

Sophie Winkleman “received with open arms” by the royal family

In a 2020 interview published in The timesSophie Winkleman, therefore authorized to speak in the media, returned to the arrival of the royal clan. “I was incredibly welcomed with open arms by each of them. I haven’t had a single negative experience. The Queen has been wonderful, Prince Charles has been wonderful, Prince William has been an angel.”she confided. They would never have scolded me if I had wanted to play a daring rolehad continued the one who became the mother of Maud Elizabeth Daphne Marina Windsor in 2013, in the USA, and Isabella Alexandra May Windsor in 2016 in London.

Far from being rejected by the royal family for wanting to pursue their careers abroad, Lady and Lord Frederick Windsor have also joined other active members of the Crown on the Buckingham Palace balcony on numerous occasions. They are also regularly photographed at national events and were clearly present at Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee last June and at her funeral three months later.

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