But the world-famous Netflix series brought Queen Elizabeth II back into the mainstream and led to many younger viewers spending long hours – there are now 40 one-hour episodes in four seasons – grappling with the British Crown.
Peter Morgan’s dramatic series wants to portray the royals and their story as truthfully as possible, but many of the conversations and details remain fictional. There are three differences between a queen from a “crown” and a king in real life:
It remains one and the same: The Queen has never left any doubts that she wants to do her job until the end of her life. Your “Crown” actresses cannot claim – on the contrary: they were only allowed to play the Queen for two seasons. The fact that it takes three women to portray the long lifespan of nearly 95 years and their story on the throne is a fitting symbol of how long this has lasted. Claire Foy (37) played the role of little Elizabeth when she ascended to the throne at the age of 27. Olivia Coleman (47) followed her as Queen in the middle of her life. For the fifth season, due to be filmed this summer, Imelda Staunton (65) plays the role of the Queen in the final years of her reign.
She is a military professional: unlike her actresses, the true Queen is a military professional. As soon as the fourth season of “The Crown” appeared, several former British generals slammed Coleman’s salute in one scene. “The bow of a loose hand would drive any respectable sergeant crazy,” said former General Richard Dannatt of The Times. He was shouting: Madame Queen, Madam, this is not enough! Reach out and be proud of your powers! “ Former Commander Richard Kemp added that the salute of the true Queen, who herself has served in the Army, is completely different.
Remains Private: In the Netflix drama, you can watch from the couch how the Queen argues with Prince Philip at a young age, how a joke about her favorite child, or how the Queen fights for her role, which she keeps repeating forces you to make difficult decisions. In real life, it’s all a matter of guesswork. The British street does everything in its power to interpret every little allusion to the king – but it is often said from Buckingham Palace of personal stories of all kinds: “No comment”.
Publication date: April 19, 2021, 9:03 am
Last update: April 19, 2021, 11:30 am