Has Queen Elizabeth ever watched The Crown? Ever since the Peter Morgan-created series (The Queen, The Audience) debuted on Netflix in late 2016, British audiences, critics and subjects have been wondering if their ruler was ever interested in the show it brings to the screen. the lives – fictionalized – of the members of the royal house.
In this regard, George Jobson, one of the leading experts on British royals and one of the commentators who followed the funeral of the Queen who disappeared on September 8th, on Monday 19 September, was unbalanced. During the broadcast aired on the American ABC network, Jobson has revealed some interesting details on Elizabeth II’s relationship with the Netflix biographical series.
According to George Jobson’s words, the Queen was not only aware of the show’s existence (unlikely that it had escaped her court and collaborators), but she also used to devote herself to watching The Crown on Sunday nights, and she was quite assiduous in following the television series – this, at least, with regard to the first seasons that reconstruct the first decades of her reign. Elizabeth, perhaps out of curiosity or perhaps out of genuine appreciation of her, looked to the point of making it her Sunday evening ritual appointment.
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The curious background was reported to Jobson by Prince Philip himself, who – again in the words of the commentator – had initially tried to dissuade his wife from spending time watching The Crown, because he knew that the version of their story reported by the television series could have displeased the Queen.
Following the queen’s disappearance at the age of 96, series creator Peter Morgan has confirmed that the production of the sixth and final season – which will carry the tale of the Windsors into the 2000s – would stop to observe a period of mourning. . Meanwhile, season five – the first with Imelda Staunton as the iconic Queen, grappling with the death of Lady Diana – will debut in November this year on Netflix.