Do the royals, including the Queen, watch The Crown? Well, the answer is yes! Here’s exactly what they think of the regal TV drama…
Here at WO HQ, we’re huge fans of the award-winning Netflix TV series The Crown. From the gripping storyline to the incredible costumes and lavish sets, it’s definitely a ‘must-watch’ recommended TV show from us! So, when we discovered that series two of the Crown was on the way, we couldn’t be more excited…
But, we couldn’t help wondering – what do the royal family think of all of this? Do the royals watch The Crown at all? Will they be thrilled or dreading the next instalment of the show? We all know that series one had its fair share of dramatic revelations about the royal family, some of which bent the truth a little! (read more about that here)
Well, it turns out that not only do the royal family watch The Crown – but they’re also fans of the show too!
It’s recently been confirmed that even the Queen herself tunes in to see her life played out on screen, with royal sources telling the Sunday Express that she often sits down with her son the Earl of Wessex and his wife to watch it.
“Edward and Sophie love The Crown,” a senior royal source said.
They continued, “It has been a longstanding arrangement that they drive to Windsor at the weekend to join the Queen for an informal supper while watching TV or a film. They have a Netflix account and urged her to watch it with them.
“Happily, she really liked it, although obviously there were some depictions of events that she found too heavily dramatised.” That’s probably fair enough…
It also seems that the younger generation of royals are as enthralled with the regal drama as we are. Mike Tindall once confessed that he and wife Zara, daughter of Princess Anne, are fans of the show.
Plus, Princess Eugenie revealed recently that she also enjoys the popular show and is, “proud to watch it.”
The Queen’s granddaughter confided, “I did watch a couple of episodes of The Crown. It is filmed beautifully.
“The music is wonderful, the story is beautiful,” she continued. “You feel very proud to watch it. I can’t speak for everyone but that’s how I felt when I watched it.”
Executive producer of the show Peter Morgan revealed before series one aired that the royal family was “very nervous and very excited” about the show.
We wonder what the royal will make of series two, due to hit our screens this November 2017! The next instalment of the series will cover the period 1956 to 1964.
And the show’s writer Peter Morgan has hinted that there could be even more shock twists and turns in the next instalment of the costume drama. So, stay tuned to find out more!