Helena Bonham Carter declares Harry and Meghan ‘masters of their own destiny’ after split from royal family

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The Crown actress Helena Bonham Carter has given her verdict on the latest royal updates, saying that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are now “masters of their own destiny.”

The couple are preparing to take a much talked-about step back from their roles as senior members of the royal family.

Bonham Carter shared her thoughts on the news at Sunday night’s Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards.

The actress - who plays Harry’s great-aunt Princess Margaret in the third series of The Crown - told the People, Entertainment Weekly and TNT live stream: “The world is their oyster and it will be interesting to see what they do.

“Now they are masters of their own destiny and good luck to them.”

Josh O’Connor, who plays Harry’s father the Prince of Wales, added: “I imagine they could probably do anything.

“I’m sure they are very talented and can go off and do whatever they want. I hope so.”

The cast of The Crown triumphed at the star-studded event, winning the Best Ensemble in a TV Drama prize.

Meghan and Harry will step down from royal duties in the coming months (AP)

Speaking prior to the win, Bonham Carter said of the show: “It has been such a happy job for me.

“It has been ironic because we are up for the ensemble thing and for a programme about status and hierarchy, it couldn’t be more democratic and fun and supportive.

Additional reporting by Press Association.

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