Spoiler Alert: This article contains major spoilers from ‘The Crown’ Season 3. So, if you still haven’t watched it, you might want to avoid reading this, or better, go and watch season 1 and 2 on Netflix today.
Since you have decided to continue reading it, we can safely assume that you are well-versed with ‘The Crown’ Season 3 or curiosity got the better of you. ‘The Crown’ Season 3 introduced us to Olivia Colman taking over Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II in her mid-30s. The story navigated to the major events in the life of Prince Charles, played by Josh O’Connor. It was about how he bridged the gap between Britain and Wales through his investiture, and most importantly his relationship with Camilla Shand.
- Revealing the truth behind the popular belief
- History repeating itself
- When is season 4 coming on air?
While audiences are eagerly waiting for the arrival of Lady Diana Spencer, it’s Camilla whom everyone meets first when she’s introduced in episode 8 of season 3. It is evident that season 4 will be picking up from 1978 to early 1990. More likely it will be about the most famous love triangle between Prince Charles, Princess Diana, and Camilla Parker Bowles, and history will repeat itself.
Revealing the truth behind the popular belief
‘The Crown’ Season 3 unfolds the budding romance that sees Charles falling in love for the first time. The royal family grows increasingly concerned over Camilla’s intentions and reputation, being in a fiery on-and-off relationship with Andrew Parker Bowels. “The family jumps in and says, ‘Camilla’s not right for you’”, said O’Connor in an interview with ‘ETOnline‘.
This is why show creator Peter Morgan clarified the love triangle, as popular belief says that Camilla came in between Charles and Princess Diana. He told ‘ETOnline‘, “The assumptions are that he [Prince Charles] met and fell in love with Diana and that Camilla appeared later. But, in reality, it was Diana who came in between a pre-existing romance, and so we clarified that in this season ”.
History repeating itself
In episode 9 of season 3, Charles reveals to his great uncle, Lord Mountbatten, that ‘she’s [Camilla] the one’. This revelation immediately raises red flags among the senior royals – the Queen, Prince Philip, and the Queen Mother, who waste no time in manipulating the situation. But the Queen hesitates to break the prince and Camilla up. This is where we feel that history is repeating.
“What’s interesting is it’s echoing the same stuff that happened with Vanessa Kirby’s character, Princess Margaret”, confirms O’Connor, referring to Margaret’s failed attempts to marry Peter Townsend in season 1.
When is season 4 coming on air?
If reports are to be believed, the filming of season four of ‘The Crown’ was finished in mid-March, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Although no date has been confirmed by Netflix or shows creator Peter Morgan, with the filming now complete, season 4 is anticipated to be premiering at the end of this year. What are your expectations from season 4? Let us know in the comments section below.