Has the Countess of Wessex confirmed the Queen loves 'Line Of Duty'?

·Royal Correspondent
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The Countess of Wessex may have confirmed her mother-in-law is a fan of Line Of Duty after revealing she loved watching the series too during lockdown.

Sophie, 56, is said to be good friends with the Queen, who is her husband's mother, and the two women reportedly watch films together on Saturday afternoons.

The Sunday Times revealed that the Queen enjoyed the BBC series Line Of Duty, a Sunday evening staple for millions across the UK.

And the countess said she was avidly watching along too – though she did not mention if she watched with the Queen.

Sophie told Radio 5 Live she was a "binger" of TV during lockdown, though accidentally called the series Call Of Duty rather than Line Of Duty.

Revealing she did guess who H was, she said: "I was really disappointed in myself for having guessed it.

"I kept on thinking: 'It can’t be. It can’t be him but it’s got to be'"

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Adrian Dunbar, Vicky McClure and Martin Compston attend the
Adrian Dunbar, Vicky McClure and Martin Compston star in Line Of Duty. (John Phillips/Getty Images)

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According to The Sunday Times, the Queen "relished chatting about the plot’s twists and turns with one of her closest aides, Vice-Admiral Sir Tony Johnstone-Burt".

The countess also said she got into Call The Midwife after having never watched it before and said she was hooked after watching one episode.

On an engagement in May, Prince Charles said he thought the Queen only had one television.

In an amusing exchange with a young boy who had turned out to see the royal at Donaghadee, as the boy asked him how many televisions his mother had.

"One I think," replied the prince. "And maybe one or two elsewhere as well, you never know."

WINDSOR, ENGLAND - JUNE 15: Queen Elizabeth II receives Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison during an audience in the Oak Room at Windsor Castle on June 15, 2021 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Steve Parsons - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
A flatscreen TV could be spotted in the background of the Queen's Oak Room as she met Scott Morrison. (Steve Parsons – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Pictures from her first face-to-face audience since March 2020 showed one flatscreen TV in the Oak Room in Windsor Castle, which is where she hosted Joe Biden, the US president, and his wife Jill, for tea on Sunday.

She welcomed Australian prime minister Scott Morrison there on Tuesday, before watching Royal Ascot on television, choosing to swerve the opening day of the annual racing fixture.

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