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Claudia Winkleman's royal actress sister 'seriously injured in head-on crash'

Mirror logo Mirror 3/12/2017 Natalie Evans

a close up of person: Credits: REUTERS © Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc Credits: REUTERS Claudia Winkleman's royal actress sister has been seriously injured in a head-on car crash, it was reported last night. 

Sophie Winkleman reportedly suffered a suspected broken back and broken foot in the smash as she was being driven home from a film set.

The 37-year-old – who is married to Lord Frederick Windsor – was a back-seat passenger in the chauffeur-driven car when the accident happened, according to the Daily Mail.

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It is thought another vehicle ploughed head-on into her car after swerving to avoid a deer in the road.

Former Peep Show star Sophie and both drivers were injured in the crash, the newspaper reported.

The mum-of-two, whose father-in-law is the Queen's cousin Prince Michael of Kent, was rushed to hospital after emergency services were called to the incident near Saffron Walden, Essex.

Sophie Winkleman. © Getty Images Sophie Winkleman. It was initially feared Ms Winkleman was gravely injured due to the extent of the damage to the car.

She was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, in Cambridge, before being transferred to London’s Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.

The actress remains in hospital and faces weeks of recuperation following the crash 11 days ago.

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A source told the Mail: "It was a terrible shock for the whole family.

"It will be a long road for her, but we’re all so thankful that she’s been told there won’t be any long-term problems."

Ms Winkleman is believed to have been filming a new Danny Boyle American TV series 'Trust' at nearby stately home Audley End House when the accident happened.

Sophie, who also starred as Ashton Kutcher's girlfriend Zoey in Two And A Half Men, is the half sister of Claudia, 45, by their father Barry Winkleman, 78.

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Sophie married Lord Freddie at Hampton Court Palace in September 2009.

The couple have two daughters; Maud, four, attends school with Prince George at Thomas’s Battersea, South London. Baby Isabella, was born last year.

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