RUTHIE Henshall was the second campmate to be voted out of this year’s I’m A Celebrity.
During her time on the show she was not afraid to share stories from her glamorous past – including her romance with Prince Edward.
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Ruthie Henshall and Prince Edward attempted to keep their relationship a secretCredit: Alan Grisbrook
What happened between Ruthie Henshall and Prince Edward?
During last Friday’s I’m A Celebrity episode, Ruthie opened up about her past relationship with The Queen‘s youngest son.
Her fellow campmates were telling their stories about visiting the Queen’s home – before Ruthie remarked to Shane Richie: “You [Russell Watson] performed in Buckingham Palace, you sang in the gardens, I s*****d in the bedrooms.”
Speaking to the EastEnders star, the West End actress said: “Lovely bloke. And I genuinely fell in love with him.”
Ruthie revealed that Prince Edward was “a production assistant at Andrew Lloyd Webber’s [theatre]”, becoming her point of contact after getting the lead role in A Star Is Born.
She added: “He [Edward] was the one who’d call me up and say you’re rehearsing at 2 o’clock or whatever.
“And he said to me ‘would you like to come to mine and watch the film of A Star Is Born with me and you can have some dinner’.”
Ruthie Henshall was not afraid to share stories from her pastCredit: Rex Features
Yet, the royal meeting wasn’t all smooth sailing, having ignore her dad’s advice to curtsy – instead shaking her hand.
And it got even more difficult, saying: “Margaret goes ‘Yes, yes, oh sing us a song from that show you’re in’.
“I was in Les Mis at the time so I sang I Dreamed A Dream. I must have changed key three times because I was so p****d on martinis.”
Ruthie and Prince Edward ended up spending two years ‘solidly’ together, and another three on and off.
And on Saturday, Ruthie dropped a bombshell when she told pal and fellow camp mate Shane Richie that she had sex with Prince Edward in Buckingham Palace.
Ruthie said she ‘genuinely fell in love with’ the Prince
She went on to add that she even stole a coat hanger from Windsor Castle as a cheeky memento before sharing that they have “normal toilet roll” – without a “royal seal” as she expected.
Ruthie joked how her first date was at Buckingham Palace, with Shane retorting: “Blimey, my first date was at Little Chef!”
She continued: “The musical theatre legend continued: “He invited me to Windsor for the weekend and as we’re walking I’m seeing a table outside and there’s people sitting around it and I’m thinking: ‘That looks like the Queen’.
“I remembered my dad had said to me that if you ever meet the Queen he said you curtsy and call her m’am, but I grab her hand, forget all about the curtsy, and I’m like: ‘I’m really, really pleased to meet you!”
Ruthie Henshall was among the latecomers to I’m A Celebrity 2020Credit: ITV
When did Ruthie Henshall date Prince Edward?
Ruthie’s relationship with Prince Edward made headlines across the UK with many dubbing it ‘the Prince and the showgirl’.
The pair were together during the early 90s, with Ruthie and Prince Edward being photographed together outside a restaurant in 1993
The West End star also previously revealing that she often visited him at Buckingham Palace in secret – even remarking on I’m A Celebrity they slept to gather there.
But, with her then-fiance John Gordon Sinclair, Ruthie did see Prince Edward after their relationship ended by attending his wedding to Sophie Rhys Jones in 1999.
Ruthie told some amazing stories to the camp mates – including how she has sex with Prince Edward at Buckingham PalaceCredit: Rex Features
Why did they break up?
Ruthie Henshall previously revealed that the pair split for the sake of her theatre career.
She revealed in 2008: “I thin I had hopes that we could walk on in our relationship but really and truthfully I think I was very aware that I wouldn’t be able to do what I do for a living if I’d have stayed with him.
“If you think about it, I would be in the theatre [doing] eight shows a week, they’d have to check out the theatre every night, check everyone’s bags, it would be just impossible.
“There was nothing – at that stage- that was more important than what I did.”
While Prince Edward moved on with Sophie, now Countess of Wessex, Ruthie later married Tim Howar – before the couple split in 2009.
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