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Peep Show fans baffled after realising Big Suze is part of the Royal Family

Callum Jones

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Peep Show fans baffled after realising Big Suze is part of the Royal Family

Fans of Channel 4 sitcom Peep Show were left well and truly baffled after tuning into a vigil for the Queen only to spot Big Suze in attendance. Looks like she's had a bit of an upgrade from Jez...

Sophie Winkleman, who plays Big Suze in the classic sitcom, was paying her respects to the Queen at a private vigil for the monarch where King Charles III, Princess Anne, Prince Edward and Prince Andrew stood in solidarity next to the coffin.

It gets better, though. Sophie Winkleman was at the private mourning because she is in fact a member of the royal family. Yep, really.

The actor married Lord Frederick Windsor in 2009 and became Lady Frederick Windsor.

Lord Frederick Windsor is the son of Prince Michael of Kent, one of Queen Elizabeth II’s many cousins - which makes him 52nd in line to the throne.

Fans of the hit sitcom spotted Big Suze on TV last night when the camera was on her for a matter of seconds.

Sophie Winkleman (right) was spotted by Peep Show fans last night. Credit: Sky News
Sophie Winkleman (right) was spotted by Peep Show fans last night. Credit: Sky News

They have been reacting to the revelation on social media, with one fan writing: "Big Suze being in the Royal family is one of the best things about the entire institution. And I can never ever see her at an event without thinking, 'She was so right to ditch Jez'."

A second added: "I watched a bit of the vigil and thought I was having a mad moment seeing Big Suze with the family. Turns out she married Prince Michael's son"

A third said: "Trying to come to terms with #BigSuze being a royal. Mental."

A fourth jokingly added: "Surely a perfect moment for Jeremy, having queued for 12 hours, to shout out how much he’s in love with Big Suze."

Meanwhile, The Times columnist Caitlin Moran said on Twitter: "Just watched Prince Charles stand vigil over his dead mother whilst Big Suze from Peep Show looked on. There's no point in even saying 'This country is nuts' any more.


Peep Show's first season released on Channel 4 in 2003 and its ninth and final season premiered in 2015.

It followed Mark Corrigan (David Mitchell) and his best mate Jeremy Usbourne (Robert Webb) who met at a fictional Dartmouth University and lived together as roommates.

Big Suze was in a relationship with Jeremy, with there being a frequent romantic interest throughout the series.

Sophie Winkleman has also appeared in Two and a Half Men, Sanditon and Death in Paradise, just to name a few.

Featured Image Credit: BBC

Topics: News, Royal Family, The Queen

Callum Jones
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