“I think that Meghan could have been [one of the monarchy’s great modernizers],” the Queen & Slim actress, 34, told The Telegraph on Saturday, May 15. “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.”
She added that she thinks the lack of modernization is “why there’s dysfunction there.”
Turner-Smith is set to star as Anne Boleyn — the beheaded second wife of King Henry VIII — in an upcoming Channel 5 series of the same name. When asked what she thinks about the current state of the British royal family, she had some feedback to share.
“I would not consider myself a monarchist,” the U.K. native said. “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.”
The Duchess of Sussex, 39, along with her husband, Prince Harry, announced they would be stepping back from their roles as senior members of the royal family in January…