I’M A Celeb’s Ruthie Henshall mentioned the Queen was “very welcoming” and insisted the Royals are “like a traditional household”, as she lifted the lid on her romance with Prince Edward.
The previous stage star, 53, told Shane Ritchie I s*****d in the bedrooms” at Buckingham Palace on I’m A Celeb – though she later mentioned she regretted the raunchy feedback and did not realise she was being filmed.
⚠️ Learn our Meghan and Harry blog for the newest information on the Royal couple
Ruthie Henshall dated Prince Edward on and off for six yearsCredit score: Alan Grisbrook
She opened up in regards to the relationship on I am A Celeb – however says she did not realise she was being filmedCredit score: ITV
Ruthie additionally mentioned she “fell in love with” the Queen‘s youngest son, after a six-year on-off relationship, which began when the Earl of Wessex, now 56, was a manufacturing assistant at Andrew Lloyd Webber’s theatre.
Speaking to the Mail final night time, Ruthie revealed she was invited to Balmoral and Windsor Fort throughout the relationship.
And, though she hasn’t watched The Crown, she mentioned her expertise could not be farther from the chilly welcome and ‘Balmoral take a look at’ Margaret Thatcher is proven receiving.
She mentioned: “They have been very welcoming and as a lot as you’ll be able to say this – since you are with the Royal Household within the Palace or at Windsor or Balmoral, which aren’t regular circumstances and locations – however when they’re collectively, they’re a traditional household and you’re a part of that.
“I used to be completely welcomed in. I’ve nothing however fondness and wonderful recollections of them being extremely form and really desirous about my life. I did not ever really feel like an outsider.”
Prince Edward is the Queen’s youngest sonCredit score: Rex Options
Ruthie’s Balmoral expertise contradicts what Margaret Thatcher went by way of in The CrownCredit score: Netflix
Ruthie additionally opened up in regards to the first time she met the Queen, throughout a go to to Windsor Fort.
She mentioned: “It was that second of ‘Oh my goodness, it’s the Queen.’ And that second of introduction was so fast. Edward mentioned ‘That is Ruthie’ and he or she put out her hand and I simply grabbed it and shook it.”
Throughout one Balmoral gathering, in 1992, Ruthie says she acquired drunk on martinis combined by Prince Charles and carried out for the Queen.
Ruthie later mentioned she regretted making the intercourse confession about Buckingham PalaceCredit score: Rex Options
She added: “The Queen and Margaret have been singing hymns and Diana put her hand on me and form of very tongue in cheek mentioned: ‘Oh, my goodness, cease them singing hymns! Come on, sing one thing musical theatre.’
“And Margaret overheard and, in fact, she cherished the theatre and requested me to sing a track from the present I used to be in, which was Les Mis on the time.
“So, I sang I Dreamed a Dream. However as a result of I would by no means ever had a martini earlier than the important thing I began it in was not the place I completed. However I acquired away with it.”
Edward is married to Sophie, Countess of Wessex, who he has two children withCredit score: Getty Pictures – Getty
Ruthie and Edward cut up in 1993, when Ruthie realised persevering with the connection would convey an finish to her stage profession.
The Earl began courting spouse Sophie, who he met in 1987, later the identical yr.
The Queen broke custom by permitting Sophie to dwell with Edward at Buckingham Palace earlier than they have been engaged.
The pair acquired married in June 1999 and went onto have children Girl Louise Windsor, 17, and James, Depend Severn, 12.
Royal insiders have usually claimed Sophie is the Queen’s “favorite” daughter-in-law, which explains why she’s usually chosen to journey with the Queen to the Sandringham church service.
We just lately revealed how Vernon Kay and Ruthie Henshall had furious bust-up however ITV reduce it from I’m A Celeb.