A real blue blood in Downton Abbey! 45th in line to the throne Flora Ogilvy to join the drama

 | By  |  Add comment

Actress Flora Ogilvy is the granddaughter of the Queen's cousin...

Downton Abbey

© ITV

The cast of Downton Abbey will be joined by actress Flora Ogilvy who's 45th in line to the throne in September.

Flora, who's the granddaughter of the Queen's cousin, Princess Alexandra of Kent, has filmed small scenes with Maggie Smith and Hugh Bonneville according to the Daily Express.

It is hoped that 18-year-old Flora's royal connection will appeal to obsessive royal watchers and fans of the show in the United States.

Extended royal family at the Trooping of the Colour in 2011

© Getty - Handbag

Flora will be joining Downton Abbey, but will she be upstairs or downstairs?



Even the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are obsessed with Downton Abbey - we wonder what they think of this new royal link?

A source said, "There's a lot of excitement among the royals and they will almost certainly be watching the new series now.

"Everyone's really proud of Flora for bagging a role in such a big show at such a young age and for doing it off her own back."

Flora is said to have filmed the series while on her gap year. She finished at £30,000-a-year Rugby school last spring, and is set to start at St Andrew's University in September.

Her parents James, who is the Queen's Godson, and Julia met at the university in a similar way to William and Kate.

Extended royal family at the Trooping of the Colour in 2011

© Getty - Handbag

LOOK! There's Flora at the 2011 Trooping of the Colour with the Royal family



What do you think?

AMANDA BYNES THROWN OUT OF NEW YORK HOTEL

WATCH: JAY Z'S PICASSO BABY PERFORMANCE ART TRAILER

DENISE VAN OUTEN SPLITS FROM HUSBAND LEE MEAD
Leave your comments below
0 comments

Loading...

Latest in Day Bag

You might like

You'll like these too

daily news