Season 4 of “The Crown” is quickly approaching and is set for release on November 15. But while the fans wait for its premier, many are speculating about the events that will be covered in the fourth season of the hit series.
Season 4 spoilers
The cast and creators of “The Crown” have been speaking openly about the new season with Vanity Fair, sharing a bunch of new official images and even giving episode synopsis which means they have revealed what will be included in the first few episodes.
The new season will be covering the events from 1977 to 1990. Emma Corrin, who was cast as Princess Diana in the series, has given some details on what to expect in the opening episodes. She said that the audience will meet Diana at 16 years of age, which is Corrin’s first scene.
Prince Charles then stops by Spencer’s family home to pick up Diana’s elder sister Sarah for a date. Corrin says that from episode 1 to 3 we will see her dynamic before she goes to the palace and how normal she was. She lived in a flat with friends and she really changed overnight.
When the two started dating, Princes Charles will be seen coping with the assassination of Lord Mountbatten, as well as having a lot of pressure on his shoulders to marry a sensible spouse.
Vanity Fair wrote that once the fast-tracked relationship of Prince Charles and Princess Diana was announced, the princess was surrounded by paparazzi and was relocated for privacy purposes to the palace without any support system. The new husband and family from whom she craves love and support will see her natural strengths as threats.
Princess Margaret’s storyline
In the new season of the series, the viewers will see Princess Margaret struggle to watch the younger royals including Princess Anne who will face the age-old problem of prioritizing the crown over their hearts. It is said that Princess Margaret will be playing more of a supporting role this season but her relationship with Queen Elizabeth II has started to level out.
Helena Bonham Carter told The Guardian that Princess Margaret and Queen Elizabeth II enjoyed each other’s company, and Princess Margaret is more of a confidant than her sister. Princess Margaret will have one massive episode in the season, she has another public appearance unravelling and she has a lot of health problems.
But the Queen will have her own problems with Margaret Thatcher. Creator Peter Morgan told Vanity Fair that both characters are very resilient, very committed, work incredibly hard, and have an extraordinary sense of duty. Both are very committed to the country, they both have very strong Christian faith, they are both women of the war generation but they have different ideas about running the country.
Morgan said that introducing these characters to the already established cast is what keeps the show fresh. This is the reason why the fans of the show are excited to see the new dynamics at the Buckingham Palace.
Morgan has also laid the groundwork for Meghan Markle and Prince Andrew’s controversial relationship with Jeffrey Epstein and his current scandal and it may be seen briefly on the show’s future seasons.