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King Charles and Queen Camilla enjoy ‘secret’ outing to watch play about family betrayal
suffered betrayals of their own at the hands of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle following a series of tell-all projects, appeared in good spirits as they toured the state-of-the-art facility ahead of the play, performed by third-year acting students in the Gielgud Theatre in the city center.On RADA’s website, the play is described as a “tense, simmering story” about a family that is “forced to confront the traumas they have long tried to bury” following the death of two family members.“As the sun beats down on their North London flat, and the authoritarian head of the family arrives from Ethiopia for the funeral, tensions rise, cultures clash and past betrayals are unearthed,” the play’s description reads.The drama school’s president and “Homeland” alum David Harewood told the Telegraph that the King “really seemed to enjoy” the production.The play marked the 120th anniversary of the drama school, which has trained leading actors including Sir Anthony Hopkins, Tom Hiddleston and “The Crown” star Imelda Staunton.Charles, a theater enthusiast in his own right, was named as the school’s newest patron earlier this month, taking over his late mother Queen Elizabeth II’s post, which she had held for 70 years until her death in 2022.At one point during his visit, Charles was heard joking around with some of the students.After being told that the school receives more than 4,000 applications from hopeful prospects, the King was heard joking, “Do you put them through the most horrendous auditions?”Elsewhere, Camilla shared some fond memories the outing had brought up for her from the past, saying the play reminded her of a “fantastic” night with her grandkids.“She loved it and she took all her grandkids and they said they had the
‘Downton Abbey’ star slips third and ‘final’ film is coming: ‘I don’t care’ if I get in trouble
“Downton Abbey” film is coming to the silver screen.According to star Imelda Staunton — who played Lady Maud Bagshaw in the first two movies — a threequel is set to premiere sometime next year.“The Crown” alum, 68, spilled the royal tea in a recent interview with BBC Radio 2 host Zoe Ball.“There will be the final film – there you go,” Staunton dished.Ball then quipped that she hopes that the “Shakespeare in Love” star won’t be reprimanded for revealing the info.“I don’t care,” Staunton bluntly said.The Sun reported Wednesday that the cast will begin shooting this summer at Highclere Castle in Hampshire, England, for a 2025 debut.According to the outlet, Paul Giamatti is also set to reprise his role as Harold Levinson.He last made an appearance on the Julian Fellowes historical drama in a 2013 Christmas special alongside Shirley MacLaine.Two big-screen adaptions based on the 2010 series of the same name were previously released in 2019 and 2022.The OG show ran until 2015, across five seasons, taking the influential Crawley clan and their estate servants throughout the turmoil of the 1910s and 1920s.The ensemble cast included Hugh Bonneville and Elizabeth McGovern as the Earl and Countess of Grantham, as well as Maggie Smith as the Dowager Countess.Smith’s character met her demise in the second film, titled “Downton Abbey: A New Era,” in 2022.Rounding out the show’s ensemble are Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Raquel Cassidy, Brendan Coyle, Michelle Dockery, Kevin Doyle, Michael Fox, Joanne Froggatt, Harry Hadden-Paton, Robert James-Collier, Allen Leech, Phyllis Logan, Sophie McShera, Lesley Nichol and Penelope Wilton.Bonneville, 60, previously discussed how the franchise was beginning to weigh him down.“I suspect, on a