Freddie Windsor’s Fiancée Embarrasses The RoyalsMarch 3rd, 2009 - 4:02 pm ICT by GD
The Royals were once again already embarrassed by a prospective daughter in law when Freddie Windsor’s bride-to-be, Sophie Winkleman, appeared in a TV satire about the royal family. But her latest offering may go down even worse with her to-be in-laws. The soon-to-be daughter-in-law of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent is said to appear in a film by director Mike Figgis that may not be very appropriate for a royal bride, although the film does not show her actually having sex.
The movie is about Miss Winkleman’s appearance in Love Live Long, a TV show about a non-existent royal household, where she plays a depressed woman who has an unplanned sexual tryst with a married rally driver. The film is publicized as “a bold study of desire and moral boundaries” and seems to have “raw intimacy that is sometimes unsettling to watch.”
It is feared that the film, already premiered at the London Film Festival last October, may be released at the time of Sophie and Freddie’s wedding to garner the publicity. Already seniors from the Royal Family are expected to attend the wedding. The Queen is fond of her first cousin, Prince Michael and Princes William and Harry have always been friends with Freddie.
This is not the first time such an embarrassment has happened to the Royal Family. In the early 1980’s Prince Andrew’s then girlfriend Koo Stark appeared in a bold film, Emily. The film had so ruffled the Royal feathers that the romance was quickly brought an end to. But Sophie seems more fortunate on this account because Freddie, 29, seems all encouragement about his girlfriend’s career.
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