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Presenter: My guests tonight are Robert and Amy who
play the main characters in the TV series "The
Royal". The couple married two years ago although
like their screen pair they didn't seem destined to
Presenter: So, Robert and Amy, how did your romance
Robert: It was never anything as formal as me asking
Amy to eat out in some expensive restaurant. We worked
together every day and it was nothing, nothing but a
friendship for many, many months. Then, I can honestly
say, one day we just looked at each other and we knew.
It was like I saw Amy for the first time. Love's a funny
thing, isn't it? You don't have to use words to know
what's happening. We just knew one day and went from
Presenter: Robert, how did you propose?
Robert: I booked a surprise trip to Madrid and I sort
of knew that l was going to propose that week, but I
had no idea where I would actually do it. Then we passed
this most fabulous square with amazing fountains in
a taxi and I thought, "That's it". Later on,
I suggested that we walk back after lunch. We got to
the square and I proposed to her by the fountains. I
so wanted to do it correctly, suitably for the purpose.
I was incredibly nervous - what if she said "No"?
I was delighted when she said "Yes". It was
Presenter: In next season's opening episode of the
Royal, your characters marry. Did it evoke memories
of your own wedding?
Robert: There was a huge explosion during our screen
wedding, luckily for us the incident only happened on
the screen! But both were fabulous settings. On screen
it was a church in Scarborough. Our own wedding was
in the sculpture gallery at Woburn. There was a feeling
of dejavu, because we had a lot of people at our wedding
who also appeared as guests in the screen wedding ceremony.
So many of the cast came to our wedding - and Amy's
parents Liz and Mike were supporting artists on the
Royal wedding, so it was a bit weird.
Presenter: Amy, my next question is to you. What is
it about each other that you love?
Amy: Our family backgrounds are very similar he's one
of four children and I'm one of five - and we have similar
aspirations for family life. He is the kindest man I
know and a friend I can rely on. He is the best in every
way. He's open-minded and I'm trying very hard to be
as open-minded as he is.
Presenter: Do you enjoy working together?
Amy: I was always close to my mum and when I was at
school I used to be so sad about leaving her for the
day. I used to fantasize about her being a teacher or
the headmistress at school so I could be with her. I
sort of compare working with Bob to that. It's the greatest
comfort to work with him.
Presenter: You are from a theatrical family. Amy. Were
you always going to act?
Am: My parents were entertaining at Butlins and my
sister Kate is an actress, my brother Ted is a comedian.
so entertainment is in the family. We've all gone into
the entertainment business somehow. My parents have
always been understanding and supportive of their children.
They encouraged us to explore our own interests but
in spite of all this I think I would have been treated
as a failure by them if I hadn't acted!
Presenter: I know you have recently become a mother.
What is the best thing about parenthood?
Amy: I've always played the role of a mum in my films
and actually being one is everything I have always wanted.
It's a most fantastic thing. I wake up early every day
only to make sure that this little miniature person
is there. It's a joy. Whatever life throws at you, having
a child. your little best friend beside you. means you
can get through anything.
Presenter: And what does the future hold?
Amy: More of the same. we hope. More of the Royal and
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