Netflix charts the early reign of Queen Elizabeth II in its biopic series The Crown… and the IRL queen is apparently a fan.
Now, this might simply be wishful thinking brought to life by a welcome rumor. But we’ll take it, with an appropriately portioned helping of salt grains, of course.
A “senior royal source” told the U.K. tabloid Sunday Express that Her Majesty has seen all 10 episodes of the Netflix series. She watched it at the urging of her youngest son, Prince Edward, and his wife, Sophie.
“Edward and Sophie love The Crown,” the unnamed source said.
The couple apparently makes regular weekend trips to visit the Queen in Windsor, where they dine together in front of the telly. The Earl and Countess of Wessex are Netflix subscribers, and they encouraged a viewing of The Crown.
“Happily, she really liked it,” the source said of the Queen’s response, adding, “although obviously there were some depictions of events that she found too heavily dramatised.”
There are apparently other fans of The Crown in the royal family, as well.
This is one of those situations where, even though we’re looking at a tenuous rumor, the desire to believe it is enough to spark a conversation. We should all live in a world where Queen Elizabeth II watches Netflix’s biopic about her early life with an approving smile on her face.