Help I Can't Stop Googling The British Royals While Bingeing 'The Crown'
For some, the end of the year means kicking off the silly season with work christmas parties, catching up with friends and making bad decisions while having fun.
But for moi it's the perfect time to bunker down and binge watch a bunch of hotly anticipated series. Do not speak to me, prepare my place on the couch and pass me my roomy eating pants because this bitch is V-I-E-W-I-N-G.
Like many, I've thrown myself into the third season of Netflix's hit show The Crown, and by golly gosh have I made a disturbing discovery about myself. I, I am....I am a royalist.
We can't be everything to everyone and still be true to ourselves. pic.twitter.com/SmqnE9G8jA
— The Crown (@TheCrownNetflix) November 16, 2019
An all too familiar feeling has taken over me and consumes my every waking hour. Much like seasons 1 and 2, I have become completely and utterly OBSESSED with the British royals. Considering I grew up in the depths of the Gold Coast, the monarch could not be further removed from my reality. And yet....oddly, I have found plenty of synergies between my scrappy upbringing and the hot mess that has been going on within the House Of Windsor.
As the history books suggest, the family with the highest authority in the UK, has provided countless scandals, affairs and drama over the years; and thus provides the perfect fodder for a scripted series. And let me tell you this Earl Grey Tea is spilling, y'all.
I'm certain the Crown showrunners are taking their creative liberties with plenty of the storylines which is why I have spent countless hours googling what really happened within the walls of Buckingham Palace. What's real? What's not? Do I care?
For example, I am living for Princess Margaret for her anti-firm woozy, boozy antics. Yas she enjoyed a drink, yas she liked to partay, yas she got her rocks off with some handsome suitors, and most controversially YAS SHE WANTED TO BE QUEEN. I did a deep dive (read: did an image search) and was positively tickled to learn that this picture of her in a bath really exists.
She was just so glam and misunderstood. Goals.
Another character that has firmly piqued my interest is the Duke of Edinburgh aka Prince Philip aka the foul-mouthed hubby of Queen Liz. I've long been a fan of his, mainly because of this (below) video where the senile fellow lambasted a photographer and screamed, "just take the f*cking picture!"
ICONIC!!!!!! There have always been whispers that he's a massive a-hole and The Crown certainly amplifies that sentiment. Huge shout out to the actor Tobias Menzies for stepping into the role this season - he's hot. He's angry, but hot.
Not only am I completely captivated by what is happening on the screen but I can't stop consuming everything and anything about the modern day royals. For the naysayers who spout about them not being relevant only have to search Meghan Markle or Prince Andrew to know that simply isn't true. I have so many questions around the supposed feud between Prince Harry's new bride and Kate Middleton but I guess I'll just have to wait until season 7.
Until then catch me walking around wearing a plastic tiara and checking to see if I can keep a Corgi in my home.
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