Rosamund Pike has divided fans after sharing a four-minute long monologue expressing her feelings on the Queen’s funeral.
The nation was in mourning on Monday as Her Majesty was laid to rest in St George’s Chapel, Windsor after a public ceremony at Westminster Abbey.
Yet Twitter was divided by the lengthy video message shared by the 43-year-old actress – during which she revealed she had pulled her sons Solo, 10, and Atom, seven, out of school to watch the service.
The Gone Girl star currently lives in Prague with her partner Robie Uniacke, 61, while she works on Amazon Prime’s The Wheel Of Time. While schools in Czech Republic expect children to attend school full time, there are some exceptions for absence which is dictated by the individual schools.
Lengthy: Rosamund Pike has divided fans after sharing a four-minute long monologue expressing her feelings on the Queen’s funeral
In the clip she explained: ‘I took my children out to of school to watch the funeral livestreamed by the BBC.
‘The coverage, as I’m sure you’ll all agree, was exemplary and an example of what British broadcasters can do best.
‘My youngest son was delighted to see Princess Charlotte swinging her legs on the perch – and I said I’m sure like all people Princess Charlotte finds it hard to stay still.
‘Especially when faced with a service of such great solemnity… I think as he [Atom] wriggled about in my lap he felt pleased that within the formality there’s also room to be who you are.’
RIP Ma’am: The nation was in mourning on Monday as Her Majesty was laid to rest in St George’s Chapel, Windsor after a public ceremony at Westminster Abbey
Rosamund added that her eldest child was ‘mesmerised by the marching of the troops – the planning – magnitude of the feat that was pulled off.
‘The greatest performance executed with such power – I think he found that very inspiring.’
Rosamund went on to note that she had been ‘greatly moved’ by details such as hearing the brass band and seeing single rose thrown by a member of the crowd.
She concluded that ‘when the national anthem was played and the mixture of God Save the King and God Save the Queen reminded us of the words now changing and a new era has been beckoned in.
‘I feel proud of our country and I have such admiration. My thoughts… my thoughts.’
Rosamund captioned the clip: ‘Some thoughts on the State Funeral currently happening in the UK. #queenelizabeth.’
Grieving: Rosamund summed up her thoughts and those of her children in an emotional video shared after watching the funeral procession
Taking to Twitter some fans were confused by the lengthy spiel, penning: ‘rosamund pike posting a 4 minute monologue on how much she loved the queen and how wonderful britain is….. her boarding school oxbridge tory jumped out….’;
‘Rosamund Pike made her two kids sit down and watch the Queen’s funeral and made a FIVE (5) minutes long video about it and it’s as unhinged as you’d expect.’; ‘Had to unfollow Rosamund Pike after her post today on Instagram LMAO .. I guess you could say she’s now .. gone girl …
‘rosamund pike dressed like she’s at the funeral talking s***e for 4 minutes.. i can’t do this anymore’; ‘that rosamund pike video took me out i can’t lie to ya’.
Divided: Taking to Twitter some fans were confused by the lengthy spiel yet others were quick to leap to her defence
Yet other fans were quick to leap to Rosamund’s defence, noting: ‘I have seen the Rosamund Pike video, & I don’t understand the uproar. On a scale of eccentric Rozzy behaviour, this latest entry comes in well below burying her acting awards in her garden. F**k I love her chaos. Keep Rosamund Pike Weird!!!
‘Man, the word ‘unhinged’ really doesn’t mean anything anymore. Do I care about Rosamund Pike talking about the Queen? No, but this just some lady somewhat awkwardly, somewhat eloquently talking for a few minutes about a custom in her home country. Y’all have lost your damn minds.’;
‘I nominate Rosamund Pike to take over David Attenborough’s BBC Earth duties.’
Doting mother: Rosamund pulled her sons Solo, 10, and Atom, seven, out of school to watch the service (pictured in 2015 with her partner Robie Uniacke)
Rosamund met the Queen in 2002 when the monarch attended the premiere of Die Another Day – in which Rosamund played Miranda Frost.
In 2020 the actress also narrated a six-part CNN series on the family entitled, The Windsors: Inside the Royal Dynasty.
An estimated four billion viewers around the world were said to have tuned in for the funeral, with the ceremony starting at 11AM local time in Westminster Abbey before the Queen was laid to rest in St George’s Chapel, Windsor, alongside her husband Prince Philip, her father King George VI, the Queen Mother, and her sister Princess Margaret.
The United Kingdom declared Monday a Bank Holiday in order to allow people to watch the funeral.
An honour: Rosamund met the Queen in 2002 when the monarch attended the premiere of Die Another Day – in which Rosamund played Miranda Frost