• Several British royals are married to actresses
  • Of course there is Meghan Markle with Prince Harry
  • But do you know about Lady Frederick Windsor?

When you think "actress married to a British royal," your mind probably goes to Meghan Markle. Of course, she is the Duchess of Sussex, married to Prince Harry since 2018. 

But did you know? Meghan isn't the only actress to marry into today's British Royal Family. It's time that you met... 

Sophie Winkleman. She's an English actress who became a royal nearly a decade before Duchess Meghan!

Actress Sophie Winkleman was a royal even before Meghan

In 2009, Sophie Winkleman tied the knot with Lord Frederick Windsor. He's a lower-ranking royal – 52nd in line to the throne! – and the son of Prince Michael of Kent. 

Since their wedding, Sophie has held the title of Lady Frederick Windsor. The couple also has two children together.

And while Sophie Winkleman was born in London, England, she has split time throughout her career between British productions and Hollywood.

Also interesting:

Perhaps her best-known role in the US came on the sitcom Two and a Half Men, where she played "Zoey," a girlfriend of Ashton Kutcher's character. 

Her other credits include Peep Show and Waking the Dead on TV, and a part in the 2005 Chronicles of Narnia movie. 

As for her role in the Royal Family, Lady Frederick Windsor made headlines a few years back when she raved about her friendship with Prince William.

Which came as a noticeable contrast to fellow actress Meghan Markle's troubles with the royals...

See more in the video above.