Ruth was born in Singapore, and her sister was born in Germany, with the family often uprooting and moving to a new army base due to her dad’s career.
When asked if it was difficult, the star replied: “We didn’t know anything else really. You just knew, because we were all kind service kids, you just knew that is what you did.
“Hence why I eventually went to boarding school, which a lot of service children do because your parents think, you know that ‘It’s not so good dragging around to so many different schools.'”
Ruth attended a boarding school in London, and when her father left the army after 23 years of service, they relocated to Cornwall.