The Crown Season 4 is simply across the nook, and it is acquired us all considering — for a narrative about an actual household, how do the themes of the show really feel about The Crown? After dozens of episodes unpacking years of historical past, drama and typically scandal, the royals have gotten to have their very own tackle all of it. And there’s one individual whose opinion we’re particularly thinking about: Queen Elizabeth II.
Does the Queen watch The Crown? Well, in line with Oprah Magazine, she definitely does. The outlet studies that though the royal has by no means opened up concerning the show publicly, she did see the primary season. And it seems like she loved all ten episodes, if the Sunday Express is to be believed. A senior royal supply advised the outlet in 2017 that her son, Prince Edward, and his spouse Sophie, Countess of Wessex, “love The Crown.”
“It has been a longstanding association that they drive to Windsor on the weekend to hitch the Queen for a casual supper whereas watching TV or a movie,” they stated. “They have a Netflix account and urged her to look at it with them. Happily, she actually appreciated it, though clearly there have been some depictions of occasions that she discovered too closely dramatized.”
While she reportedly beloved the primary season, she wasn’t as massive of a fan when Season 2 rolled round. The Queen objected to the show’s portrayal of Prince Philip (Matt Smith). “The queen realizes that many who watch The Crown take it as an correct portrayal of the royal household and she or he can’t change that,” a senior courtier advised Express. “But I can convey that she was upset by the way in which Prince Philip is depicted as being a father insensitive to his son’s well-being. She was significantly aggravated at a scene wherein Philip has no sympathy for a plainly upset Charles whereas he’s flying him residence from Scotland. That merely didn’t occur.”
But simply because the Queen watches The Crown, it does not imply she offers it her official stamp of approval. In truth, the queen’s communication secretary, Donal McCabe, despatched a press release to The Guardian this fall addressing the royal household’s views on The Crown, which he known as a “fictionalized interpretation of historic occasions.”
“The royal family will not be complicit in interpretations made by this system,” he insisted, including, “The royal family has by no means agreed to vet or approve content material, has not requested to know what subjects shall be included, and would by no means specific a view as to this system’s accuracy.”
While they do not have a say within the show, it sounds prefer it hasn’t stopped the royal household — together with the Queen — from watching. And they will have a recent season to binge beginning this Sunday, Nov. 15, when The Crown Season 4 drops on Netflix.