Did the Queen Just Admit She Watches 'The Crown'?

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Food Editor4 January 2018

It would come as no surprise to us if the Queen has watched The Crown.

After all, who wouldn’t want to watch important parts of their life dramatised and played by famous actors?

In her yearly Christmas Day speech, the Queen may have made a cheeky reference to the drama.

No Merchandising. Editorial Use Only. No Book Cover Usage Mandatory Credit: Photo by Robert Viglasky/Netflix/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock (9217974aj) Claire Foy "The Crown" (Season 2) TV Series - 2017

Fans of The Crown know that the second season of the show focuses on the Queen’s first televised Christmas speech in 1957.

Some viewers think that Her Majesty nodded to the show this Christmas, 60 years after her first festive appearance on the box.

In 2017, the Queen started her speech by referring to that first broadcast, saying: ‘Sixty years ago today, a young woman spoke about the speed of technological change.

‘She presented the first television broadcast of its kind. She described the moment as a landmark.

‘Six decades on, the presenter has evolved somewhat, as has the technology she described.

‘Back then, who could have imagined that people would one day be watching this on laptops and mobile phones, as some of you are today?’

This focus on technological change does chime with the second season of The Crown, and some viewers think that this mention of technology means that the monarch has been watching the Netflix show in her spare time.

One said: ‘Did the Queen’s speech just reference The Crown?! Amazing!’

Vanessa Kirby, who plays the role of Princess Margaret in the TV show, said last month: ‘We did hear from someone that the Queen had watched it – which is so scary.

‘The thought of her sitting up with her crumpets in bed… I’ve got this vision of it.’

It’s good to know that Netflix addiction doesn’t just affect us mere mortals, and that the famous monarch is also a fan of the streaming service.

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