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

    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.

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    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?

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    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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    MIND. BLOWN.

    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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