The Crown: 3 Major Events It Didn’t Cover, along with 2 It Did

From Harry and Meghan’s controversial relationship with the royal family to the Queen’s death and the King’s coronation, there have been several major events within the British monarchy. With the sixth season set to be released this Autumn, here are three major events the Crown didn’t cover.


Harry and Meghan: The Big Royal Story

Ever since their marriage in 2016, Harry and Meghan have been a topic of conversation for monarchists and anti-royalists alike. As a result of harassment from popular British tabloids, rumoring royal conflicts, and criticism of Meghan’s role within the royal family, the couple officially announced their royal exit in 2020. Meghan and Harry’s relationship has been considered one of the most significant monarchy topics in the 21st century. You can find Harry and Meghan’s timeline here if you seek more details about the mentioned events.

The sixth and final season, set to be released in autumn 2023, is expected to focus on the years 1997 to 2005. Given this, it seems highly unlikely that the show will depict Harry and Meghan’s relationship in its final season. However, it would be interesting to see an accurate depiction of the relationship on screen, as Meghan’s constant harassment from British media strongly resembles Princess Diana’s harassment in the years leading to her death.

Since its release in 2016, The Crown hasn’t shied away from royal controversies, and it seems that the couple’s relationship would fit in with the tone of the show. From their wedding to their royal exit, the Crown could offer an insider view of the couple’s relationship: particularly regarding accusations that have since arisen about Meghan’s unwanted presence in the family.

Operation London Bridge: Queen Elizabeth’s Death

The Crown follows the life and reign of Queen Elizabeth II, beginning with her marriage to Prince Phillip in 1947. However, following her death in 2022, fans are questioning whether the show will depict Queen Elizabeth II’s final years as the longest-reigning monarch.

In 2022, Elizabeth became the first to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years. A significant event in history, symbolizing the survival of the British monarchy, the Platinum Jubilee serves as a touching reminder of the subtle power of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign. With a singular purpose as queen, to serve as a major political asset. Elizabeth oversaw the British Empire’s transition into the Commonwealth.

Although the Crown focuses heavily on Elizabeth’s reign, and her family. The Platinum Jubilee is a formidable feat of longevity: a celebration that occurred only months before her death. However, considering the show set to finish in 2005, this seems highly unlikely. Since its release in 2016, the show has served as a tribute to Queen Elizabeth II’s longstanding reign since 1953. Because of this, it would feel almost poignant to conclude with her final years.

King Charles: The Long-Waited Coronation

Since its release, the Crown has covered some significant events during King Charles’s time as the prince. From his birth to his troublesome marriage with Princess Diana. The Crown expected to conclude with his marriage to Camilla Parker-Bowles in 2005. However, since then, the now King of England has had some significant events that won’t portrayed in the show: including his long-awaited coronation in 2023.

However, after the death of his mother in 2022, the doubted notion became a reality. A considerable event in British history, King Charles officially crowned in May 2023, marking a new era of monarchy in the United Kingdom. An event that most likely will not depicted in the Crown’s sixth and final season.

With his reign promising to be unlike his late mother’s, King Charles has spent decades preparing for the throne. However, as accurately portrayed in the Crown, Charles’ family controversies, including his relationship with Princess Diana. Further, have tainted his success: many believe that his wrong-doings and political views stop him from living up to his mother’s 70-year reign.

Earlier seasons of the show have accurately illustrated King Charles’ relationship with his now-wife Camilla. However, since the couple tied the knot in 2005. They have gone on to openly discuss their relationship and their affair. Understandably, the couple’s views on their affair will not portrayed in the Crown. As it wasn’t until the late 2010s that they began openly discussing it.

With an almost birds-eye view of the royal family during the Queen’s reign, it would be interesting to see the relationship from Charles and Camilla’s perspective in the show, particularly considering the couple has been depicted as the villains of Diana’s unfortunate demise in 1997.


Queen Elizabeth II’s Coronation

On June 2, 1953, Elizabeth crowned at Westminster Abbey. Season 1 episode 5 of The Crown accurately depicted the significant event. Although some details changed for dramatization, including the filming of the religious anointment (which traditionally completed in private). The gravity of the moment allowed audiences a glimpse into monarchy traditions that were yet to be public. From Elizabeth’s white satin dress to the coronation chair, the Crown recreated the event in every little detail.

King Charles and Diana’s Separation

The breakdown of the marriage of Diana and Charles occupies much of season 5 of The Crown, with the pair separating in episode 4. Their strained relationship heavily depicted in the later seasons, and the show’s eventual revelation was both accurate and unsurprising.

Following the announcement of the couple’s separation in 1992, it posed difficult questions about whether the monarchy would function. The Crown accurately portrayed the separation, including the British tabloid’s harassment and Diana’s support from the British public.