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April 22nd, the cast of Bridgerton attended the London premiere of season two,And as expected, the ensemble—including Simone Ashley, Charithra ChandranLuke Newton, Bessie Carter and Luke Thompson—of the hit Netflix drama didIt is not disappoint.
Was ist das? DidJust a few hours prior to the premiere, disappointment was what caused Nicola Coughlan—who plays Penelope Featherington and (big spoiler alert) gossip queen Lady Whistledown herself—shared on Instagram that she wouldn’t be in attendance.

She wrote, “So Miss Rona has struck me down and I will miss our premiere.” To say that I was heartbroken would be an understatement, however, I am sending my love to all of my beautiful cast mates. They deserve the best night.

Nicola’s co-star, Phoebe Dynevor (who plays Daphne Bridgerton) also announced in a March 22 Instagram Story that she was “sad not to be with my Bridgerton family,” but will be “raising a glass to the cast and crew from up North,” where she was currently working.