The Crown is officially coming back for a sixth season! The happy news was confirmed on July 9 by Netflix with the show's creator Peter Morgan explaining why he decided to go back to his original idea of having the show last for six seasons. The series will reportedly cover events related to the Royal Family up to the early 2000's, and the extra season is meant to allow the show to go into further detail.
Fans of The Crown have been treated to three seasons, with the most recent series having Olivia Colman portraying the Queen and Tobias Menzies playing Prince Philip, along with Josh O’Connor as Prince Charles and Emerald Fennell portraying Camilla Parker Bowles.
The fourth season is likely to focus on the late 1970's and 1980's, with season five and six bringing us up to the 2000's. There are lots of royal events that happened in this time period that could potentially be covered on The Crown, and we want to know what you want to see!
Some highlights included the births of Prince William and Prince Harry. And there are many milestone moments that could be focused on, such as William travelling to Australia and New Zealand with his parents in 1983 for his first royal tour at less than a year old. Plus, we could potentially see birthday and childhood milestones.
There were also many royal tours that happened, with a number of royals visiting Canada. Princess Diana embarked on her first royal tour of Canada when she was just 21 years old in 1983. She was joined by Prince Charles and the couple famously donned traditional Edwardian fashions for a Klondike event while in Edmonton.
In 1986, Prince Charles and Princess Diana visited our country for another royal tour. In 1991, they brought little Harry and William to Ontario! Fans will likely fondly remember Diana and her boys wearing matching raincoats aboard the Maid of the Mist boat to see Niagara Falls.
The Princess of Wales travelled to Pakistan three times during her life and each of the tours was particularly memorable. She went in 1991,1996 and 1997.
The Queen travelled extensively in the 1980's and 1990's including to Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Fiji, India, Jamaica, Pakistan, Bermuda and many more places, which leaves plenty of options for the showrunners of the Netflix series.
The Crown has featured a few American presidents in previous seasons so Ronald Reagan could feature, too. Her Majesty and Philip travelled to San Francisco in 1983 for a banquet with President Reagan.
Some sadder events will likely be covered, like the breakup of Charles and Diana and the death of the Queen Mother in 2002.
The Crown previously covered Her Majesty's Silver Jubilee in 1977. It remains to be seen whether her Golden Jubilee will feature, which was celebrated in 2002. Would you like to see it?
Similarly, the monarch celebrated her 75th birthday in 2001 while the Duke of Edinburgh marked his 75th birthday in 1996.
We want to know: What events do you want to see on the upcoming seasons of The Crown? Vote in the poll below and we will announce your top picks!
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