I Just Realized The Prince In “Bridgerton” Is Actually Cormac McLaggen, And My Mind Is Officially Blown

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How did I miss this?!

If you fell head over heels for Bridgerton, you are not alone, my friend. I ate up everything about the show: The costumes, the romance, and – let’s be honest – every single scene with Regé-Jean Page, AKA Simon, the Duke of Hastings.

Liam Daniel/ Netflix/ Courtesy Everett Collection

But I was so busy staring into the duke’s gorgeous eyes that I completely missed something HUGE.

Liam Daniel / Netflix / Courtesy Everett Collection

You remember Prince Friedrich, the nephew of Queen Charlotte?


You might also recognize him from A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song and Game of Thrones.

Well, he is played by Freddie Stroma, who is none other than CORMAC MCLAGGEN from Harry Potter!!!

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That’s right! The sweet prince who nearly marries Daphne is the same insufferable jerk who annoys the crap out of Hermione and Ron!

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Talk about RANGE.

Now that I’m looking at Cormac and Friedrich side-by-side, I feel like I should have recognized him. But those sideburns really threw me off!

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I thought I was surprised when I discovered Regé-Jean Page was an extra in Harry Potter. But that was nothing compared to this!

Kudos to you, Freddie, for your obviously underrated acting skills. I hope to see much more of you in the future!

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