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Miriam Margolyes 'troubled' by Harry and Meghan decision: 'Should have told people'

Miriam returned to screens last night for the third and final episode of ‘Miriam and Adam: Lost in Scotland’ on Channel 4 at 9pm. The show saw actors Miriam and Alan Cumming go on a journey of rediscovery by returning to their Scottish roots. Last night, they concluded their Scottish adventure by making their way from Inverness to Edinburgh.

On the journey however, they visited Alan’s mum Mary and joined her and her walking group in Monikie Country Park, while the duo also got a lesson in ‘zen golf’ from one of Alan’s old school friends.

Mary and Alan then cooked up a storm, by making meat-free white pudding and kosher haggis, and visited Sir Walter Scott’s majestic home in the Borders.

When they finally make it to Edinburgh, the pair visited a LGBTQ+ cafe and reflect on their journey.

Miriam has earned national treasure status for her acting career and her notoriously brash and dry wit.

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Never one to mince her words, the 80-year-old once revealed that she felt “troubled” by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s decision to quit the Royal Family.

Last year, Harry and Meghan caused a stir after they stepped down from their roles as senior royals and moved to California.

The day after the shock decision was announced by the Sussexes, Miriam appeared on This Morning and discussed, among other things, the surprise announcement. 

The actor said: “I’m a bit troubled by it, because they didn’t let anybody know, but I think we don’t know anything about it.”

“So, I’m going to reserve judgement, but honestly I think they should have told people first. That’s what I think.”

On the programme, the actor also opened up about an awkward encounter with the Queen upon being invited to the Palace.

She said: “I was invited to the Palace as part of British Book Week and the Queen came over to me and she asked me what I did.

“I said, like a t***, I said: ‘I’m the best reader of stories in the whole world.’”

According to Miriam, the Queen rolled her eyes at the actor’s peculiar response.

Miriam continued: “Then she immediately left me and went to the next person and said, ‘What do you do’.

“And he said, ‘Ma’am I teach dyslexic children how to read […] and we’ve noticed if you put the letters in different colours and the pages are printed in different colours it helps the children read and absorb the information more quickly and easily’.

“And I said standing next to him, ‘Really, how fascinating, I didn’t know that’, and she turned to me and said, ‘Be quiet!’

“Which she has every right to do, but it was a bit discombobulating.”

Catch up with ‘Miriam and Adam: Lost in Scotland’ on 4oD.


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