Netflix series The Crown has reinvigorated interest in the Royal Family and
introduced younger audiences to Princess Diana. Decades later, people are still
invested in the Windsor’s. LiveTribers, are you a royal watcher? Do you
think they still deserve to be in the spotlight? Have you watched The
I am extremely interested in our Royal Family. I have watched some episodes of
'The Crown' but with the full knowledge that it is a fictional story, written
for television and is very loosely based on fact. It uses our Royal Family as
the basis for characters, and real history for some events, but it must be
remembered that the majority of it is made up and not true. More notices etc.
explaining this need to be attached to avoid having some people think they are
hearing and seeing true facts.
I love the Crown series, not so much about the Windsors, though the insights
have been quite funny. For the way in which history and politics unravel and how
they link up. The acting and cinematography is superb. I am not a Royalist but I
appreciate excellent theatre.
Really, they're just ordinary people (1 head, 2 arms, 2 legs etc)... who live an
extraordinary life! Born into privilege and who either appreciate it... or
abuse it. I've just a passing interest in the Royal Family, but don't watch The
We like the Royal family, but no, we haven't watched the series, we rarely watch
TV, so it's doubtful we will.
We take our hat off to them for all the public appearances and charity work they
do, we wouldn't want to be them as they are always in the spotlight and being
constantly judged. deserve it or not, they're in the spotlight!
Good luck to them!
I don't follow it. I did however watch an interesting documentary a few nights
ago on the royal family and the Nazi involvements. Apparently the Queen Mother
was intrigued by facism and they showed a photo of her and her brother-in-law
Edward teaching the young Elizabeth to do a Nazi salute.
I haven't watched The Crown because it doesn't interest me. I have lived through
many of the events since Diana and to be honest, am bored by it all. I know lots
of people are fans of the British royals and of the movie but I'm not a royal
watcher at all. But to those that are and like it all, enjoy!
Yes always have, it's interesting to follow them over the year and see the
changes in their relationships and what they're up to. The crown Netflix show of
course has shown many hidden sides of their characters, even if it's not all
I do not watch The Crown, but I am amazed at how many people think this is
history/documentary. It really needs a disclaimer at the beginning and end of
the show to state that is is mainly fiction based on SOME real events.
Personally I think they should leave the Royals alone and let them get on with
their lives and doing the good work that they do.
Heartly agree with you . There are so many lies printed on a weekly basis in
magazines and then people watch the Crown and think it's real. The money which
is made from making up stories about the Royal Family must run into the
I am up to the latest series of the Crown and am not comfortable watching it as
I liked Princess Diana even though I did not like other Royal family members.
They do however play an important role to the British public from my point of
view. Now, I am interested in Or ij nice William. I think Diana would be proud
of the man he has become. He is the saving grace of the Royal family today.
You would think that with my surname I would have a familial interest in the
royal family, but to be honest they bore me witless so I ignore any mention of
them and will not bother watching or even talking about the Crown.
I am very much an admirer of the royal Family and am in awe of the hard work
they do about which most people have no idea. They just think of them as sitting
in a castle and occasionally waving hands as they pass in a limousine. However
the Queen puts in an almost 8 hour day as does Charles who has created wonderful
opportunities for thousands of people through his Duchy of Cornwall projects and
his concern especially for poor youngsters has seen thousands get training and
work. Princess Anne never gets acknowledged for the incredible work she does for
charities and spends weeks on end visiting remote places in the world ensuring
women and children especially get education, healthcare and food. Diana became
brilliant at playing the victim and manipulating her staff to keep quiet about
her aggressive behaviour towards them, her incredible demands and her own
illicit affairs while the Media were informed where and when she would be to
take a photo which showed her as she wished to be portrayed - the fairytale
Princess or the tragic , lonely victim of the Royal family. She was NOT alone
at the Taj Mahal. She often deliberately refused to be with Charles and the
others but would set up with her 'favourite " photographers to be at a certain
place at a certain time and she directed the shots. How do I know? I was a
journalist at the time and covered the royal tour of her and Charles in
Australia. I heard so many tales from British colleagues but was not allowed to
divulge at that time. I love The Crown and of course much of it is just assumed
or even fabricated to make good viewing. None of us were actually there all the
Everyone discusses their wealth and privilegesbut none mention the political
system of the UK. The crown is the head of government but has no say in the
running of government this is done by the peoples representatives. Who would
want a democracy such as the USA where the president can veto bills passed by
the peoples representatives and pass legislation of his own choosing.
The Queen nor any of the royal family are able to do this.
No I do not have cable / pay TV. I think they live a very privileged life but
living in a goldfish bowl is the price they pay. The Royals are a historic
family of some interest and is great for tourism dollars. A lot of people
malign the Royals saying they do nothing for society but this is very wrong.
One should look up all the good deeds they do get involved in but that they do
not yell about from their castle walls. Of course, their homes, castles etc. are
a sign of extreme wealth but I think they bring in much more than what they cost
the UK people.
At times I feel very sorry for them the way the papers go after them printing
trash a lot of the times and when the Royals do get something wrong there is no
I think the world would be a bit of a dull place without them in it to be honest
and no I am not a royalist.
Not often. Though in my opinion the British Royals are an anachronism one has to
admire the resilience of the Queen. Considering her family despite all the
privilege and wealth they have all the warts and all foibles of us lowly
subjects and are not installed by God....just money and power and ruthless
The only advantage I can see for the UK to retain the Royal is as a tourist
attraction. Just think what could be done for the most needy in that society
with some of their wealth. I The many palaces and residences could become very
high end hotels. In their defence, I think that the idea of the Royal Family has
given the UK a sense of identity for many generations.
You obviously do not know just how much they do 'silently' for the needy through
various charitable organisations they have begun or assist. Charles alone has
created and assists thousands through his Duchy of Cornwall organisation. he has
saved hundreds of farmers from bankruptcy, has built two whole towns for those
who would never otherwise have a home and he has a foundation which ensures
impoverished black children are educated. He is now showing Prince William all
this and he has begun to take over a lot of this work. So very few people even
bother to learn what they do as it is rarely publicised until a documentary like
the recent "The Duchy" series was screened about the incredible work and heavy
workload they do.
I believe the monarchy is an outdated institution , the family themselves are
very self centred , sickeningly wealthy and do nothing to the worlds plight of
famine , dictatorships , homelessness , poverty or enhancing livelihoods of
others . The main purpose it would seem is to feed the world's media with gossip
, lifestyle , fashion to sell magazines . The media is awash with paltry facts
of " What They do not eat " , " What Meghan drives " , " the number of cars the
queen has at her disposal " . Le'ts do without them and distribute their
collective assets for the good of the people . They have no political influence
and one wonders what is it that they do ? Even the US president has to pay for
his meals , and he has the button . Perhaps it's pointed in the wrong direction
Multimillionaires who still leech off the public. I'm sick and tired of hearing
about what they have done, are doing, and will do. They are a relic of the 18th
century and should be treated as such. They serve no useful function.