Jodie Turner-Smith Reflects on Monarchy’s “Terrible Missed Opportunity” With Meghan Markle

I think that's why there's dysfunction there."Getty Images "I would not consider myself a monarchist," she said. class=”article-detail__title article-detail__title–speakable”>Jodie Turner-Smith Reflects on Monarchy's "Terrible Missed Opportunity" With Meghan MarkleIn a new interview, Jodie Turner-Smith, who portrays Queen Anne Boleyn in an upcoming UK series, spoke out about how Meghan Markle could've helped to modernize the monarchy.By Jess Cohen May 17, 2021 7:09 PMTagsRoyalsCelebritiesMeghan MarkleWatch: Meghan Markle Makes First TV Appearance Since Orpah Tell-AllJodie Turner-Smith was hopeful about Meghan Markle's impact on the monarchy before her and Prince Harry's royal exit. "I think it's interesting that the institution is not changing with the time, or quickly enough. I think we should keep those things in stories and move on to something else in reality."
Jodie, who welcomed her first baby with Joshua Jackson in April, was then asked about Meghan possibly helping to modernize the monarchy. "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. In an interview with The Telegraph, the British actress, who will soon portray King Henry VIII's wife Anne Boleyn in the U.K'.s upcoming Channel 5 series, shared her thoughts on the institution and the missed opportunity they had with the Duchess of Sussex. While Jodie admitted she's only seen a few episodes of The Crown—she told the outlet it's not really her cup of tea—she did share her thoughts on the real-life monarchy. photosPrince Harry and Meghan Markle's History-Making Moments"I think that Meghan could have been that," she told The Telegraph. 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.