It’s come to our attention that while the Queen used to be a fan of Netflix series The Crown, there was one episode that did not get the royal seal of approval.
So much so it caused her to stop watching the series entirely.
WARNING: This post contains spoilers, so if you haven’t watched Season Two of The Crown look away.
The royal family seems to be at peak popularity with the public right now. And while there’s no doubt that Meghan Markle has played a big part in that, The Crown has definitely encouraged our love for the royals and their fascinating history.
What this show actually turned out to be?
This show has been one of Netflix’s biggest success stories, with the third season being filmed as we speak. But not everyone is entirely happy with the storytelling. In fact, the one person producers probably wanted to please the most allegedly has a slight issue. Up until now, the Queen was rumoured to be a fan of the show.
There was also a rumour suggesting that she became a fan after the Earl and Countess of Wessex encouraged her to watch it on Saturday evenings.
However, one particular episode is said to have struck a chord with Her Majesty and not in a good way.
According to some reports, Queen Elizabeth was left upset after seeing episode nine of season two. It focuses on the debate between the Queen and Prince Philip about where to send Prince Charles to school.
In the scene, we see a young Charles struggling at Gordonstoun. It was the school his father chose and which he also attended as a boy. When young Charles was found crying over bullying, Philip tells his eldest son he is bloody weak.
A senior courtier told The Royal UK:-
“The Queen realises that many who watch The Crown take it as an accurate portrayal of the royal family and she cannot change that. But I can convey that she was upset with the way Philip is depicted as being a father insensitive to his son’s well being”. “She was particularly annoyed at a scene in which Philip has no sympathy for a plainly upset Charles while he is flying him home from Scotland. That just did not take place”.