HWD Daily – Crown Season Three: Prepare to Reunite with the Queen
The Crown Season Three: Prepare to Reunite With the Queen
In a break with the streamer’s tradition of Friday releases, Netflix is dropping the third season of The Crown on Sunday—which gives you just two more days to bone up on all the royal knowledge you’ll need before rejoining Elizabeth, Philip, Margaret, and all the rest in the thick of the swinging ’60s. Vanity Fair royal expert Julie Miller will be publishing many guides to the events of the coming season starting Sunday and Monday, from an inside look at Princess Margaret’s trip to LBJ’s White House to a guide to the complicated romance of Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla. In the meantime, catch up on what we learned about in previous seasons: Margaret and Lord Snowdon’s doomed romance; the queen’s meeting with another American political figure, JFK; Prince Philip’s rumored affair with a Russian ballerina; and the scandal in another marriage that rocked Philip and Elizabeth. For a look at the season ahead, you can also catch up with Sonia Saraiya’s review, in which she writes of a “less sexy, more studied viewing experience.”
Elsewhere in HWD, Laura Bradley reports on Mo’Nique’s lawsuit against Netflix, in which she accuses the streamer of racial and gender discrimination; Erin Vanderhoof takes a listen to the new song from Cats written by the unlikely dream team of Taylor Swift and Andrew Lloyd Webber; and Anthony Breznican offers a guide to the second episode of the Disney+ series The Mandalorian, which is lighter on Easter eggs than the premiere episode but heavy on emotion.
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