The Crown

  1. Episode 10 Gloriana
    The Crown Season-Finale Recap: Duty Prevails “Gloriana” does its best to build Elizabeth’s decision as a real crisis.
  2. Episode 9 Assassins
    The Crown Recap: Painting Mr. Churchill Why does “Assassins” focus so heavily on Winston Churchill?
  3. Episode 8 Pride & Joy
    The Crown Recap: The Absence of Noise “Pride & Joy” lays out dueling visions of the British monarchy.
  4. Episode 7 Scientia Potentia Est
    The Crown Recap: A Good Dressing Down What can Queen Elizabeth II actually do?
  5. Episode 6 Gelignite
    The Crown Recap: Much Ado It’s time, at last, to dig into the Princess Margaret drama.
  6. Episode 5 Smoke and Mirrors
    The Crown Recap: Coronation Day “Smoke and Mirrors” is the first truly standout episode of The Crown.
  7. Episode 4 Act of God
    The Crown Recap: The Great Smog A true-to-life London tragedy offers no easy narrative in “Act of God.”
  8. Episode 3 Windsor
    The Crown Recap: The Duke of Windsor As a costume drama, The Crown is an absolute dream.
  9. Episode 2 Hyde Park Corner
    The Crown Recap: It’s Not a Hat Regnal name or not, Elizabeth is still Elizabeth.
  10. Episode 1 Wolferton Splash
    The Crown Series Premiere Recap: All the Princess’s Men “Wolferton Splash” is defined by the male influences in Elizabeth’s life.
  1. Episode 10 Mystery Man
    The Crown Season-Finale Recap: Shut Up, Philip Was Prince Philip involved in the Profumo affair?
  2. Episode 9 Paterfamilias
    The Crown Recap: School Days “Paterfamilias” is a truly devastating episode.
  3. Episode 8 Dear Mrs. Kennedy
    The Crown Recap: Meet the Kennedys A muddled heap of JFK imitations, African politics, and lessons about public grief.
  4. Episode 7 Matrimonium
    The Crown Recap: A Woman for the Modern Age You don’t need to know royal history to know that Margaret’s marriage won’t go smoothly.
  5. Episode 6 Vergangenheit
    The Crown Recap: Elizabeth Learns a Lesson About Nazis Edward VIII and his wife Wallis throw themselves back into Elizabeth’s life.
  6. Episode 5 Marionettes
    The Crown Recap: Why Do You Hate the Queen? Thank goodness for Lord Altrincham.
  7. Episode 4 Beryl
    The Crown Recap: Goode Times What comes next for Princess Margaret and Tony?
  8. Episode 3 Lisbon
    The Crown Recap: The One Where Everyone Shaves Are we really supposed to sympathize with Philip?
  9. Episode 2 A Company of Men
    The Crown Recap: Any Port in a Storm Anybody wanna join Philip’s beard-growing competition?
  10. Episode 1 Misadventure
    The Crown Season-Premiere Recap: Batten Down the Hatches Things are not looking good for the United Kingdom.
  1. Episode 10 Cri de Coeur
    The Crown Season Finale Recap: There Is Only One Queen By at last accepting the role that she spent decades fighting against, Margaret gives her sister the strength to move the royal family forward.
  2. Episode 9 Imbroglio
    The Crown Recap: Unsuitable Lord Mountbatten and the Queen Mother’s scheme to suppress Charles and Camilla’s relationship sets in motion the royal family’s slow evolution.
  3. Episode 8 Dangling Man
    The Crown Recap: The Right Woman Before leaving this earth, the Duke of Windsor uses Charles’s burgeoning relationship with Camilla to sow the seeds of another succession crisis.
  4. Episode 7 Moondust
    The Crown Recap: Failure to Launch The Apollo 11 lunar mission proves an inspired avenue by which to explore Philip’s deep-seated self-loathing.
  5. Episode 6 Tywysog Cymru
    The Crown Recap: Duty Calls Charles’ investiture as Prince of Wales is a learning experience in more ways than one.
  6. Episode 5 Coup
    The Crown Recap: It’s Not Easy Being Queen Elizabeth is cruelly reminded of why she can’t spend her days raising horses: She has to keep her power-hungry family members in check.
  7. Episode 4 Bubbikins
    The Crown Recap: Hidden Figure With Philip’s mother newly installed at the palace, Princess Anne coerces a family reconciliation via an age-old secret royal weapon: the press.
  8. Episode 3 Aberfan
    The Crown Recap: All Things Bright and Beautiful In the face of unfathomable disaster, Elizabeth remains frustratingly on-brand.
  9. Episode 2 Margaretology
    The Crown Recap: Dull vs. Dazzling We return to the complicated relationship between the royal sisters for a deliciously soapy (and historically suspect) Margaret showcase.
  10. Episode 1 Olding
    The Crown Season-Premiere Recap: Changing of the Guard We meet back up with Elizabeth, looking very different but still much the same, at the dawn of a particularly turbulent time in British history.
  1. Episode 10 War
    The Crown Season-Finale Recap: Iced Out Diana is the face of the royal family now, and she’s trapped inside its gilded cage.
  2. Episode 9 Avalanche
    The Crown Recap: All I Ask of You From “Uptown Girl” to Phantom, Diana just keeps looking for love in all the wrong places.
  3. Episode 8 48:1
    The Crown Recap: Queen of Denial In our reality, the Queen will never show partiality when it comes to her prime ministers. In The Crown’s reality, however…
  4. Episode 7 The Heredity Principle
    The Crown Recap: Family Secrets The first and only Margaret-centric episode of season four finds her once again trying, and failing, to stop hiding behind the shadow of her title.
  5. Episode 6 Terra Nullius
    The Crown Recap: The People’s Princess A tour of Australia and New Zealand exposes the untenable situation that is Diana and Charles’ marriage.
  6. Episode 5 Fagan
    The Crown Recap: The Visitor Michael Fagan urgently needs to talk to someone who doesn’t think the prime minister is the nation’s hero. Hey, how about the queen?
  7. Episode 4 Favourites
    The Crown Recap: Mom Guilt Despite their contrasting parenting styles, both the queen and Thatcher ended up with some hot messes for children.
  8. Episode 3 Fairytale
    The Crown Recap: Unhappily Ever After Charles and Diana aren’t starting a new life together, they’re securing the future of the monarchy. Love and affection need not apply.
  9. Episode 2 The Balmoral Test
    The Crown Recap: The Outsiders Thatcher and Diana both get a crash course in the royal family’s Ibble-Dibble-Dos and Ibble-Dibble-Don’ts.
  10. Episode 1 Gold Stick
    The Crown Season-Premiere Recap: The Troubles An eventful season kicks off with an eventful episode that delivers a major historical event, a doomed meet-cute, and the Iron Lady.

The Latest The Crown News

  1. chat room
    The Crown’s Emma Corrin Is Waiting for Elizabeth Debicki’s Call “That’s a decision she has to make for herself.”
  2. conscious uncoupling
    British Power Couple Gillian Anderson and Peter Morgan Reportedly Split At least they got through The Crown together.
  3. fact or fiction?
    U.K. Culture Secretaries Think Netflix Needs to Clearly Label The Crown Fiction Well, it’s now reached the parliamentary committee stage.
  4. close reads
    The Crown’s ‘Balmoral Test’ Barbours Are Not Just Jackets Margaret Thatcher’s and Princess Diana’s outerwear choices offer a window into their relationships to power.
  5. vulture lists
    22 Actors Who Were in Both The Crown and The Iron Lady A veritable feast of middle-aged British character actors.
  6. girls on film
    Behind The Crown’s Best Diana Needle Drops Music supervisor Sarah Bridge walks us through the season four music cues that define the princess’ rise into the Royal Family.
  7. god save the streaming
    Helena Bonham Carter Thinks The Crown Has a ‘Moral Responsibility’ to Be Fiction “I do feel very strongly.”
  8. windsor woes
    The Crown Found Its Scoundrel in Charles If the Netflix series once wanted us to see the prince as a sensitive man dragged along by an unfeeling system, it certainly doesn’t anymore.
  9. rankings
    Prince Charles’s Most Punchable Moments in Season 4 of The Crown, Ranked Josh O’Connor, we’re so sorry, sweetie.
  10. last night on late night
    John Mulaney May or May Not Care Very Much About the Royal Family “Who did what in where now?”