Step Aside, Meghan Markle: This British Royal Just Booked a New Acting Role on TV

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Move over, Meghan Markle, because there is another actress in the royal circle.

Per an exclusive report by The Daily Mail, Sophie Winkleman—who is the wife of Lord Frederick Windsor, who is the son of Prince Michael of Kent, who was the cousin of Queen Elizabeth (follow all that?)—has just landed a huge part in the second season of the period drama, Belgravia. 

The publication also shared that the 42-year-old actress is set to portray an aristocrat named Lady Rochester and that she plays a very important role in the storyline.

Sophie Winkleman and Her Husband CAT
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​​Based on the 2016 novel of the same name by Julian Fellowes, Belgravia takes place in the 19th century and follows the Trenchards, who soon encounter one of the richest and most prominent families in England. Over a decade later, the two families settle into their new home in the area of Belgravia. But soon, secrets and lies from their past threaten to resurface.

Before she married into the royal family in 2009, Winkleman had quite the acting career. For example, she starred in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Peep Show, CSI Miami, Two and a Half Men and more.

Much like the British actress, Markle, 41, also had an extensive acting resume of her own. Long before she became a royal duchess and married her husband, Prince Harry, 38, the mother of two starred in shows and movies like Suits, Castle, Remember Me and Horrible Bosses.

Meghan Markle attending the Invictus Games 2020.
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Can’t wait to see you show off those acting chops on the small screen again, Sophie.

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