The Crown season 3: Which events will be covered in The Crown?


THE CROWN season 3 will be arriving next week on Netflix but which historical events will be covered in the new series?

Netflix will be dropping its highly-anticipated third outing of The Crown on November 17. There will be 10 episodes which will be covering roughly a decade in the lives of the Royal Family. According to Variety, The Crown season three will be chronicling 1964 to 1976 and some of the big events of this time. But which historical events will be taking centre-stage in the drama?

The Aberfan Disaster – 1966

The 1966 Aberfan Disaster which claimed the lives of over 100 people, mainly children will be depicted.

Star Olivia Colman was spotted filming in Wales in 2018 as Queen Elizabeth II responded to the heartbreaking accident in which a coal tip collapsed and buried the Welsh mining village and the local primary school.

The Queen has visited Aberfan four times during her reign and is the only member of the Royal Family to have been so many times.

Prince Charles’ investiture – 1969

The crew of The Crown were also previously seen shooting scenes of Prince Charles’ (Josh O’Connor) investiture as the royal was formally announced as the incumbent to the throne.

Season three will see Prince Charles and the younger members of the Royal Family starting to step into the spotlight.

So, viewers could see Prince Charles really taking to the fore and taking on his role duties as she prepares to rule in the future.

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Princess Margaret and Lord Snowdon’s marriage breakdown

Princess Margaret (Helena Bonham Carter) and her marriage to Lord Snowdon (Ben Daniels) will be on the rocks.

In season two, the cracks were beginning to show as the couple spent less time together but the trailer for the third instalment alludes to a deterioration in their relationship.

At one point in the trailer, Antony Armstrong-Jones has his hands around the royal’s throat as she’s on the verge of tears.

Although the couple didn’t get divorced until 1978, the beginning to the end will be depicted in season three.

However, filming pictures from set showed Princess Margaret moving on with a new beau in the form of Roddy Llewellyn (Harry Treadaway).

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The miners’ strike – 1969

The trailer features people protesting and holding signs urging others to support the miners.

In 1969, there was an unofficial strike involving a number of colliers owned by the National Coal Board, so it’s likely this could be featured.

Also, Arthur Scargill appears to turn up and protest for the National Union of Miners.

Princess Charles and Camila Shand meet – 1970

Photos have emerged showing O’Connor and actress Emerald Fennell shooting scenes of the first meeting between Princes Charles and Camilla Shand at a polo match.

The scenes saw the young couple first falling in love and starting to date before their romance came to an end.

Again, season three marks a shift from the older royals to the younger members and the drama in their lives.

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The Queen’s Silver Jubilee – 1977

The season three trailer depicts the Queen’s Silver Jubilee, marking her 25th anniversary on the British throne.

In the teaser, a radio presenter says: “This is Jubilee Day, this is a day as gruelling as the Queen’s coronation 25 years ago.”

Season three is also likely to see the Queen reflecting about her time on the throne and what she’s achieved during this time.

Margaret Thatcher becomes the leader of the Conservative Party – 1975

Although it’s yet to be confirmed, Margaret Thatcher (Gillian Anderson) could be making an appearance towards the end of the new series.

Thatcher and the Queen’s weekly meetings won’t be depicted, however, viewers may start to see how the political rise to power.

The X-Files and Sex Education actress is confirmed to be appearing in season four after her casting was announced earlier this year.

The Aberfan Disaster – 1966

Prince Charles’ investiture – 1969

Princess Margaret and Lord Snowdon’s marriage breakdown

The miners’ strike – 1969

Princess Charles and Camila Shand meet – 1970

The Queen’s Silver Jubilee – 1977

Margaret Thatcher becomes the leader of the Conservative Party – 1975


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