Who is Lady Whistledown in "Bridgerton"?

Tamara Fuentes
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Photo credit: LIAM DANIEL - Netflix
Photo credit: LIAM DANIEL - Netflix

From Seventeen

*Major spoilers for season 1 of Bridgerton below!*

Lady Whistledown is her name and scandal is her game. The ton completely turned upside down when flyers from the mysterious woman were shared all over the city and had everyone, including Queen Charlotte, trying to find out who she really was. Of course, Lady Whistledown's identity is kept a secret for a reason and who knows what would happen if someone found out. But, as we've seen in Bridgerton, anything can happen. So do we ever find out who Lady Whistledown is?

Here's everything you need to know about Lady Whistledown from Bridgerton.

What's Lady Whistledown's story?

Lady Whistledown's identity is a major secret from the beginning. At the start of the matching season, the anonymous author decides to publish a newsletter talking about the major leaders of the ton and giving those who are not a part of their world a chance to find out about the comings and goings that are happening at all the lavish balls. Everyone quickly tries to figure out who the person behind Lady Whistledown is before she destroys their reputation.

Even though no one knows who she really is, Lady Whistledown proves that she is very knowledgable about what happens and seems to have a strong connection to multiple people in the ton. Some of the main people who try to figure out who she is include Eloise and Queen Charlotte.

Upon finding out that Queen Charlotte plans to expose Lady Whistledown's identity, Eloise runs to the printers where her announcements are published and tells her to run away before it's too late. However, this also meant that Eloise was unsuccessful in finding out Lady Whistledown's true identity for herself.

Who plays Lady Whistledown?

In order to help keep Lady Whistledown's identity a secret, icon and our real life queen Julie Andrews voices her throughout the series as characters read her latest updates.

Who is Lady Whistledown's real identity?

In the season 1 finale, after being warned by Eloise to run away before getting caught, we finally get to sneak a peek into the carriage that Lady Whistledown was riding in. While she is wearing a dark black cape with her hood up, she eventually takes it down and it's revealed that Penelope is the one behind the letters.

Her reasons on why she became Lady Whistledown have not been revealed just yet, but we'll be waiting on the edge of our seats as we wait for answers.

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