If somebody produced a big-budget TV series about your life, you’d probably watch it — so why would the Queen of England act any differently?
That’s the report coming from The Express, which claims Elizabeth II has watched all 10 episodes of the critically acclaimed Netflix series “The Crown”, which chronicles the early years of her reign, including the death of her father, King George, her marriage to rakish Prince Philip and her complex relationship with her sister, Princess Margaret.
According to a “senior royal source,” Prince Edward and wife Sophie, the Countess of Wessex, “love” the show, and managed to convince the Queen to take a look.
“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,” claimed the source. “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 dramatized.”
While Buckingham Palace hasn’t confirmed that the Queen has actually watched “The Crown”, one royal has declared herself an unabashed fan: the Queen’s granddaughter, Princess Eugenie, daughter of Prince Andrew and ex-wife Sarah Ferguson.
“It has been filmed beautifully. The music is wonderful,” Eugenie told a gathering in London, reports People. “The story is beautiful and you feel very proud to watch it.”