Actress Jodie Turner-Smith Says Meghan Markle Could’ve ‘Modernized’ The Royal Family: It Was A Terrible Missed Opportunity

Actress Jodie Turner-Smith Says Meghan Markle Could’ve ‘Modernized’ The Royal Family: It Was A Terrible Missed Opportunity

Actress Jodie Turner-Smith is sharing her thoughts on Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s controversial exit from their leadership roles in the royal family.



Jodie Turner-Smith, who is taking on a royal role herself as Queen Anne Boleyn (one of King Henry VIII’s wives) in Anne Boleyn, said in an interview with The Telegraph that Meghan Markle didn’t make the most of her opportunity.

She spoke on her own role and said Meghan Markle could have made the royal family more modern, adding:

“I think that Meghan could have been that. It was a terrible missed opportunity, the way in which it was not allowed to be something that really modernizes that institution, and to change it to something for the better. I think that’s why there’s dysfunction there.”

 

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She went on to open up about her own perspective on the monarchy.

“I would not consider myself a monarchist. I think it’s interesting that the institution is not changing with the time, or quickly enough. We have to look at things in a modern context. And only then we will recognize that certain things are archaic, and don’t really serve us as a community and are limiting us. I think we should keep those things in stories and move on to something else in reality.”

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announced their exit in early 2019.

Earlier this year, they did a telling interview, calling out the royal family for racism.

 

 

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Authored by: Char Patterson