The 35-year-old former Doctor Who favourite, who plays Prince Philip in hit Netflix drama The Crown, spoke out about the upcoming royal wedding and what it means for Suits actress Meghan, 36.
“I feel sorry for her,” he confessed. “It’s such a transition in her life, and it’s such huge thing to take on.
“Life as she knows it is gone,” he told Vanity Fair. “But hey, she’s marrying the prince of Britain - how exciting for her.”
Meghan and Prince Harry, 33, confirmed their engagement last month in an statement released by Clarence House via their official Twitter account.
Claire Foy, 33, who plays Queen Elizabeth opposite Matt, praised the royals for their modern attitude which has allowed Prince Harry’s betrothal to Meghan, who was previously divorced.
She compared it to the relationship between Princess Margaret and Group Captain Peter Townsend, saying: “You realise the fact that Elizabeth forbade her sister from marrying a divorced man; it goes to show how time has changed and how they’ve had to evolve.
“And they really have. This would not have been conceivable, this would not have happened 50 years ago,” she continued. “And I think that’s why the monarchy will survive, and thrive, because it’s willing to change and listen to the people and realise that some elements of the institution are outdated and unnecessary.”
Their comments come just days before the hotly-anticipated second season of The Crown is set to drop on Netflix.
In series two, his character, the Queen’s husband, will be shown in a less flattering light as doubts about his fidelity emerge.
As their relationship takes centre-stage, it will be suggested that the Duke of Edinburgh was romantically involved with women outside of his marriage after the Queen finds a picture of a dancer in his bag.
The Crown season two will be available to watch Friday December 8 on Netflix.