Unflattering portrayal: The second season of the Crown delves into the allegations of Prince Philip's infidelity. "Meghan, from what I can see from the engagement photographs, it doesn't look like she was wearing tights or stockings", Arbiter said. "It's such a huge transition in her life, and it's such a huge thing to take on".
New attention: Smith said that "life as [Meghan] knows it is gone". "But hey, she's marrying the prince of Britain - how exciting for her".
However, while Matt was rather sympathetic to Meghan's plight, his co-star Claire Foy, who plays Queen Elizabeth on the Netflix drama, believed the royal engagement - and in particular, Meghan's divorcee status - signalled a change in the times.More news: Apple announces best iPad app and game of the year
'And they really have. This would not have been conceivable, this would not have happened 50 years ago.
'You realise that as you have access, or a voice that people are willing to listen to, [it comes with] a lot of responsibility, which I take seriously'.
Markle was previously married to film producer Trevor Engelson from 2011 to 2013.
The 33-year-old actress - who has a two-year-old daughter with husband Stephen Campbell Moore - joked Meghan's engagement had given her "hope".
Meghan and Harry's 16-month whirlwind romance blossomed when they met through mutual friends in London and the pair have been nearly inseparable in recent months, with Meghan said to have virtually moved in to Harry's home at Kensington Palace in London.