After a years hiatus, a little longer than usual due to the pandemic, we finally get to the next installment of the series The crown, scheduled for November. The first seasons covered longer time periods and therefore had “less impact” on the royal family. On the contrary, even! Many fell in love with Elizabeth II at a young age, entered into the idea of a happy marriage of more than 70 years, became sensitive to the problems of Prince Charles, (re)discovered the difficulty of his affair with Camilla and other forgotten stories. It was all good because the impact was positive. Of course, something would change.
Initially, the Windsors responded that they had not seen the series and insisted that it was a fictionalized version of the facts reported in the press, not all of which were true. The trap was announced, and some suggested that Netflix should include an intro card that reinforces that what’s out there isn’t telling the truth, but that the platform (and the showrunner, Peter Morgan) refused. Pepper is refreshing in the eyes of others and we cannot deny that many people think that what is on the platform is almost documentary and that everything there is 100% true.
The problem is, everyone knew they were going to get Princess Diana and things could get worse. Frankly, Diana’s nearly 20 years between them was a troubled time. Moreover, 25 and 40 years after his death, people were finally forgetting. And here comes Netflix, bringing it all back to mind. But now, with social media and another cultural moment, even more so, in a time of fake news, the question remains. The crown? Can you tell? If even the royal family disagrees with each other (see Meghan Markle and Prince Harry), “memories differ” can you imagine the drama we must understand?
Yes, people, the polarity has also reached the monarchy. Today, there are groups of Diana’s friends, passionate subjects and friends of Charles who defend the “danger” of artistic freedom by retelling the story of real people. With the dead, like Marilyn Monroe, who can’t defend herself, we often talk about freedom, but when people are alive. The hashtag promoting it on Twitter today The crown is a documentary (even though Netflix thinks people will realize it isn’t) as scary as those who want to control how the story is told. The alternative to avoiding mistakes is to inform yourself, to read, to verify your sources. Who does that carefully these days? The season trailer appeared more aggressive than previous seasons.
Footage of the fire at Windsor Castle 30 years ago and footage and speeches from people concerned about the stability of the monarchy confirm that the platform gave Peter Morgan complete freedom to speak and do as he pleased. But it’s not like she sat down and made up the drama, each series is based on Princess Diana’s own book and, yes, the infamous BBC interview, which her children denounce as being based on forged documents to persuade Diana to malign Charles. Frankly said. View: The crown It almost becomes an obligation to check what’s coming.
On the one hand, it’s lucky for the production that Elizabeth II is no longer alive to deal with more gossip, but King Charles III is clearly worried. It’s very karmic that exactly 30 years after the Queen invented the famous ‘annus horribilis’, it’s coming back to haunt the royal family. Not for you, but I’m more than ready to start the marathon.