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Old 01-16-2016, 06:41 PM
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Was Philip really Prince Petulant? Blazing rows. Bitter regrets. And seething resentment at having to bow to his Queen...just some of the astonishing claims about the Duke in 150m new royal biopic

  • New series depicts young Prince unhappy after abandoning Naval duties
  • TV show also claims Duke was furious when children were named Windsor
  • The explosive scenes have been written by dramatist Peter Morgan
  • First series of episodes will cover the key events of the Queens early life


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Old 01-16-2016, 08:02 PM
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None of these issues are strange to those of us that are familiar with the DoE. Most likely the "explosive" scenes are to be taken as poetic license and just a representation of what "may" or "could" have happened.

Wonder if they'll include a scene where Elizabeth heaves objects aimed at Philip retreating out the door of where they were staying in Australia back in 1954? That would make good copy.

When Queen Elizabeth threw tennis shoes and racquet at Prince Philip | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis
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Old 01-16-2016, 08:03 PM
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I'm sure that Prince Philip did have some regrets about his constrained lifestyle after his marriage and, after 1952, the forced abondonment of his career in the Royal Navy. However this is a drama series therefore there has to be some conflict. Can't have the viewers dropping off to sleep!
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I'm really, really looking forward to this series. I wish they'd tell us when it will be released.
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Old 01-16-2016, 09:25 PM
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Philip had to know that he would have to eventually give up his Naval career when he asked Elizabeth to marry him. It would have been hard for Philip being such the alpha male to carve out his own role different from what a Queen Consort would do. Imagine if Hillary Clinton becomes President with First Lady Bill. It a similar problem.


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He certainly knew he'd have to give up his Naval career at some point, but I don't think he expected it'd happen so soon after his marriage.

The young Princess Elizabeth and her husband probably thought they'd have 15-20 years, if not more, before her ascension to the throne.
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When looking at how snappy Philip can be even at 95, it is easy to believe that there were 'blazing rows' from time to time early in the marriage. He's a men's man, and must have been the ultimate sacrifice to him to put the service to the crown before everything else. The marriage certainly wasn't easy, but Philip has always known his place.
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My goodness, I think the budget for this series must be huge - the costumes look like they are exact copies! Really beautiful.
The wedding tiara doesn't look at all like an exact copy.
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The Cast

Claire Foy as Princess Elizabeth/Queen Elizabeth II
Matt Smith as Philip Mountbatten/Prince Philip
John Lithgow as Sir Winston Churchill
Greg Wise as Lord Louis Mountbatten
Vanessa Kirby as Princess Margaret
Jared Harris as George VI
Andy Sanderson as Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester
Michael Culkin as Rab Butler
Nicholas Rowe as Jock Colville
Amir Boutrous as Gamal Abdel Nasser
Eileen Atkins as Queen Mary
Harriet Walter as Clementine Churchill
Jeremy Northam as Anthony Eden
Alex Jennings as Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor
David Shields as Colin Tennant
Josh Taylor as Johnny Dalkeith
Rosalind Knight as Princess Alice of Battenberg
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Alex Jennings was Charles in The Queen written by the same guy now he is Duke of Windsor.


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Could this series about the British Monarchy be Netflix's new 'Downton Abbey'?

Here's the Trailer for 'The Crown', The Period Drama Netflix Spent a Whopping $156 Million to Make - TV Preview - Zimbio
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Netflix have announced their multi-million pound series #TheCrown will debut on Friday 4 November 2016.
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So far away! I want it now. I think that series will be incredible


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Its quite a wait until November but it will be something to look forward to as the nights get darker and colder!
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Claire Foy admits she has a new respect for the Queen and the Prince Philip after starring in The Crown

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Not sure how true this is!

'Royal Family is very nervous for Netflixs The Crown

Royal Family is “very nervous” for Netflix’s ‘The Crown’ – Royal Central
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'The Crown' Premieres On Netflix November 4th

‘The Crown’ Premieres On Netflix November 4 — But It’s Already A 2017 Emmys Frontrunner | Decider | Where To Stream Movies & Shows on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Instant, HBO Go
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Not sure how true this is!

'Royal Family is very nervous for Netflixs The Crown

Royal Family is “very nervous” for Netflix’s ‘The Crown’ Royal Central
I think many would agree that this bit is true, " just think shes [Her Majesty] a very, very, very good, good, good person who has given her life for her country."
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I hope it's shown in Australia, as I'm sure it will be at some stage. I want to at least take a look to see if it's any good.
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