The death of the Royal Princess Diana and the subsequent mystery that shrouded it has awed people all over the world. While numerous movies and documentaries have been made on the scandalous Prince Charles-Diana-Camilla triangle, season 4 of The Crown by Netflix seems to be the one we are waiting for.
- ‘The Crown’ – The very definition of television gold
- Seasons 1, 2 & 3: What we have seen yet
- Season 4 to show the Diana and Camilla feud?
The Crown’s allure lies in its perfection. Whether it is direction, editing, cinematography, screenplay, or the acting performances, the show is a work of art. With season 3 ending with Prince Charles’ involvement with Camilla, is Princess Diana set to enter the series in the upcoming season?
The very definition of television gold
Ever since Peter Morgan’s historical drama The Crown first aired on Netflix, it had critics as well as viewers mesmerised. The series has been lauded for depicting the scintillating story of the English monarch well, enthralling visuals, sensational performances, and fairly accurate depiction of the reign. The series follows the life of Queen Elizabeth II from the time of her wedding in 1947 to Prince Philip. Claire Foy plays the younger version of the queen for the first two seasons and is replaced by Olivia Colman in season 3.
Watching The Crown is surreal and provides you with a deeper understanding of the nitty-gritty of the Royal household. This multi-Golden Globe and Primetime Emmy award-winning show has been called “TV’s best soap opera” by The Telegraph. The show takes its viewers on a momentous journey with its power-packed writing, maintaining the perfect pace throughout. This is undoubtedly what one refers to as “television gold”.
What we have seen till now
Season 1 showcases the events in the life of Queen Elizabeth II between 1947 and 1955, during which she gets married to Prince Philip and her sister, Princess Margaret, who refuses to marry Peter Townsend. The season also sees Winston Churchill resigned from the position of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Season 2 follows immediately, encompassing the period between 1956 and 1964. The important events covered in the show are the Suez Crisis, the retirement of Prime Minister Harold Macmillan, the Profumo affair, and the births of the queen’s second and third children.
Season 3 shows a more mature queen, and covers events till 1977, starting with Harold Wilson being elected as the new Prime Minister. It includes events such as discovering that Anthony Blunt was a Soviet spy, Princess Margaret’s affair and divorce, and deaths of the Duke of Wilson and Winston Churchill. The series also finally introduces the character of Camilla Shand (the current wife of Prince Charles), played by Emerald Fennell in the season.
Season 4 to show Diana and Camilla feud?
Most likely! Emma Corrin is all set to enter season 4 of the period drama as Princess Diana, thus making the Diana-Camilla rivalry storyline inevitable. Historically, as we all already know, Camilla used to be a close friend of Prince Charles (played by Josh O’Connor in the series), but he decided to marry Princess Diana because he believed that this would be good for his country and his family. Charles and Diana ended up getting divorced in 1996, one year before Diana’s fatal car accident. Camilla and Charles finally married in 2005.
It is said that Princess Diana was never happy with Charles’ closeness with Camilla. Even though Camilla is said to have encouraged Charles to marry Diana, the rivalry between the two women is a huge part of historical popular culture. With too many theories at play, including the one that Camilla had a major role in the breakdown of Diana and Charles’ marriage, the question now arises – What will season 4 of The Crown explore?
The story of Diana, Charles and Camilla’s involvement with one another is a scandalous one and it will be interesting to see how Peter Morgan decides to handle it. Considering Princess Diana’s relevance in the history of the Royal family and conspiracy theories surrounding her early death, season 4 is headed towards delving into a world of secrets and lies that people have always been curious about. Now, all that fans need to do is wait for the drama to unfold, because season 4 is surely going to be one hell of a ride.
You are waiting, so are we. Why don’t you, in the meantime, tell us about your favourite moments from the show in the comments section?