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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

The Crown

So I finished watching The Crown, season three, last night!  It is so good.


Olivia Coleman is an amazing actress.  I think she does a wonderful job showing us an Elizabeth who is now very settled into her role as Queen. She has become a bit hardened I think by what her role is as Monarch verses being a woman, wife, mother, sister, daughter.

The costuming is incredible, as usual.  Here are shots of the real Princess Margaret, Princess Anne, and the Queen Mother from Prince Charles' investiture as Prince of Wales, (on the left) and from The Crown.                                   

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Helena Bonham Carter is so good as Margaret, and Erin Doherty as Anne makes me understand Princess Anne a bit more.

Tobias Menzies is excellent as Prince Philip.  PP and QE are settled in their marriage, happy together, but PP is having a bit of a midlife crisis.  The episode with the Apollo 11 astronauts is so good.  The story telling The Crown is phenomenal.  


Josh O'Conner as Prince Charles is amazing.  He has the mannerisms down pat.  
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I enjoyed every episode and felt like I learned something about the Royal Family from that time period.  The old guard wanting to keep things the way they've always been, and the younger yearning to be who they are as persons.

Are you watching the series on Netflix?  If so, let's chat in the comments!                                             


  1. No, but you make me want to. 👑

  2. We enjoyed the first two seasons, but have not yet begun the current season. Soon, I'm sure!

  3. I've been watching and have noticed that there is a lot of assuming in this season. Prince Philip's crisis of faith and self-worth contained a huge amount of introspection that is pure conjecture because the Family would never speak about these things. It's an enjoyable series, but very much fictionalized as to people's motives and resulting behaviour. The Queen's response to Charles after his investiture is also clearly conjecture, and very unflattering. The wanting to keep the old guard is certainly evident and was present until after Princess Diana died. I'm enjoying watching the interpretations and then checking on the historical facts.

  4. Will watch at a later date. I came across some actual photos of some British subjects and how impoverish they were in the 1960s and 70s. Made my heart hurt at how impoverish these people really were and their living conditions were awful. Shameful. Queen Elizabeth's palaces and mansions as well as her clothing make me week in the knees.


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