I’m utterly obsessed with the new Netflix series The Crown. Written by Peter Morgan, it follows the life of Queen Elizabeth II, beginning with her engagement to Phillip Mountbatten. Pacing myself, I’ve watched the first three episodes and hope to indulge in another tonight. The British monarchy has always fascinated me, to the point of imagining if a genie were to appear and grant me dinner with anyone in the world I would without hesitation ask for Queen Elizabeth II. Yes, I’ve actually thought this through.
The period costumes and sets are so authentic I was convinced they must have been shot on location in Buckingham Palace and Sandringham-House. This story in the Guardian set me straight, revealing a glimpse of behind the scenes on set. The casting is nothing short of brilliant. Claire Foy’s convincing portrayal of the queen is layered and nuanced. She manages to convey her conflicted interior emotions while maintaining a controlled exterior. It will be interesting to see how she grows with the role.
Hungry for more I’ve gathered intimate pictures of the real queen from that period. Do you think Her Majesty is tuning in?
In honor of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2013, Taschen published Her Majesty. This should hold me over until season two.