The Crown season three – what historical events are covered and when is it released on Netflix?

The Crown season three – what historical events are covered and when is it released on Netflix?

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THE Crown is just weeks away from making its anticipated return with season 3 on Netflix – with Olivia Colman as the new Queen.

But fans have been left wondering what historical themes the new season will be covering. So, we’ve gathered everything you need to know…

The Crown’s third series will cover a number of key historical events

What historical events are covered in The Crown season 3?

While the last series of The Crown finished with the last couple of episodes dedicated to the Profumo scandal, its third season will cover the decade after 1963.

The show will touch on everything that occurred during this eventful time for the Queen, such as the decolonisation of Africa and the Caribbean to Apollo 11’s shock moon landing in 1969.

And, as expected, there’ll be plenty of attention being paid to the drama concerning Labour prime minister Harol Wilson’s victory road to Downing Street.

Not to withstand, The Crown’s third season will go into great detail on the 1966 Aberfan disaster in Wales, which resulted in the death of 144 people and leaving dozens injured.

Princess Margaret, now played by Helena Bonham Carter, is also heavily featured in the new season
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And let’s not deny the fact that the personal relationship inside Buckingham Palace is probably one of the most fascinating things about the show.

Princess Margaret takes the forefront once again with her husband Lord Snowdon, showrunner Peter Morgan revealed to Entertainment Weekly.

Furthermore, we will also be introduced to the grown-up version of the Queen’s children, including Charles, who earned his title as Princes of Wales in 1969.

It’s also been revealed that the early romance between Charles and Cmilla will also be explored, with TV insiders calling it a key focus of the plot – but don’t expect Princess Diana to make a cameo; that’s not until season four.


When is season three of The Crown on Netflix?

Netflix has confirmed that The Crown series three premiere on November 17.

Prior to the streaming service’s announcement, Tobias Menzies – who plays Prince Philip – let slip in an interview that the new season would arrive in November 2019.

Speaking about the new series, he said: “We shot season three and that starts in November.”

Seasons one and two aired in 2016 and 2017.

The Netflix drama shot its third and fourth season back-to-back and filming commenced in July 2018.

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