While some have admitted to casting an eye over The Crown (we’re looking at you Princess Eugenie!), the Queen has never admitted to watching the show – until now that is.
So how do we know? Well, in the fifth episode of season 2, “Marionettes,” a guy named Lord Altrincham criticises the Queen for being removed from her people, suggesting she televise her annual Christmas message in order to appear more personable.
The episode aired a few weeks before Christmas, and was referenced in the real Queen’s speech over the holiday period:
“Sixty years ago today, a young woman spoke about the speed of technological change as she presented the first television broadcast of its kind. She described the moment as a landmark,” the Queen said. “Six decades on, the presenter has ‘evolved’ somewhat, as has the technology she described.”
Considering the timing, it would seem the Queen indeed watches The Crown – or one of her staff thought it would be funny to reference. Either way, we’re taking it as proof that she’s a fan.