'The Crown' Star Claire Foy Sadly Reveals Separation From Husband Stephen Campbell

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Claire Foy, who plays Queen Elizabeth II in the Netflix drama The Crown, has announced that she has split from her husband Stephen Campbell Moore. 'We do however continue as great friends with the utmost respect for one another.' A rep for Foy did not immediately respond to PEOPLE " s request for comment.

The pair's sad news comes just weeks after it was revealed that Stephen had to undergo life-saving surgery previous year, for a brain tumour.

An insider also told The Sun that the couple are desperate to keep the split amicable for the sake of their child.

So heartbreaking! There won't be a happy ending for 'The Crown's Claire Foy, as she and husband Stephen Campbell Moore are splitting after just four years of marriage.

Claire, 33, and Stephen, 38, met on the set of movie Season of the Witch in 2011.

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'Obviously it has been a very sad period for both of them, and for their wider families. Speaking in January, he said: "You realise you're not the most important person in that process, and everybody who loves you goes through far worse".

This queen is no longer with her king. The couple apparently agreed that the relationship wasn't working anymore and separation is the best choice for everyone involved.

Claire last attended a public event with Stephen in May 2016. My daughter didn't know what was going on at all. He had a serious operation to remove a brain tumour in July 2017, which was his second in five years.

"They told me that it was a lot more risky this time, that there were a lot more potential problems". You write a letter. "Waking up and being told the operation had gone well was understandably a huge relief", he said. Claire herself had her own health troubles as she had a tumor in her eye which was benign when she was 17 years old.

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