The Peep show’s Big Suze shocked fans on Friday when eagle-eyed viewers saw her sitting next to her senior members of the Royal Family during a vigil at the Queen’s coffin.
Sophie Winkleman was spotted during live coverage of the ceremony honoring Queen Elizabeth II as King Charles III. and his siblings stood around their late mother’s coffin while she lay in state.
Viewers flocked to Twitter to express their shock after seeing her at Westminster Hall, with many forgetting their royal connection.
One fan wrote: “I watched the vigil for a bit and thought I was having a crazy moment seeing Big Suze with the family. Turns out she married Prince Michael’s son.”
Another added: “I find this all really moving but as I watched some of the vigils I couldn’t help but think…is that Big Suze from Peep Show??? And I think it is!’
A third surprised viewer remarked: “I’m trying to come to terms with the fact that Big Suze is a king. Mentally.’
Sophie, who married into the Royal Family, is the wife of Lord Frederick Windsor, son of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent and 52nd in line to the throne.
Since the couple tied the knot in 2009, mum-of-two Sophie says everyone has “taken care of her,” particularly the Queen and Prince Charles, who were “wonderful,” and Prince William, who she called “heaven.” designated. .
Speaking to The Times, the London-born star said: “I was incredibly welcomed with open arms by everyone… They wouldn’t turn me away at all if I wanted to play anything [racy] Role.’
She added that she hasn’t seen The Crown, whose latest series has come under fire from friends of Prince Charles, who have accused Netflix producers of “trolling” the royal family “on a Hollywood budget” because of the drama for the most part His marriage to Princess Diana was portrayed negatively.
Sophie is half-sister to TV presenter Claudia Winkleman, with whom she shares father Barry Winkleman, and attended the private City of London School for Girls before earning an English degree from the University of Cambridge.
She explained that she and the Strictly presenter had “very separate lives” as children because Claudia, who is nine years older, lived with her mother.
Sophie, who now lives in Chelsea, married Lord Freddie at Hampton Court Palace in September 2009 after meeting him one evening in Soho.
The couple, who moved to LA for a few years after their marriage to work, welcomed their first child, daughter Maud Elizabeth Daphne Marina, in August 2013 and daughter, Isabella Alexandra May, was born in January 2016.
Maud and Isabella were among the five bridesmaids for her sister-in-law Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston when they married in May 2019 – having attended the bridal shower for Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s wedding back in October.