The Crown: Pride & Joy
November 22, 2016 11:54 AM - Season 1, Episode 8 - Subscribe

Elizabeth and Phillip go on an exhausting world journey. Margaret takes over some of her sister's official duties and tries to liven things up.
posted by Cash4Lead (7 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
I was a little bemused at the Australian reporters giving Elizabeth a break after catching her spat on film, wondering when Rupert Murdoch's tabloidization of the media would have made that scene completely implausible.

Loved that shot of the Queen Mother & friends on horseback racing along the Scottish shoreline, so gorgeous.
posted by oh yeah! at 5:23 PM on November 22, 2016


Margaret's small speech at the end about how she and Elizabeth envy each other was terrific. Really the whole scene was.
posted by dry white toast at 7:20 PM on November 22, 2016


I think at a certain point there was a lot of deference given to the royals though, right? In the press? Or is that just my impression of how it was which is not accurate?
posted by corb at 10:15 AM on November 23, 2016


I think at a certain point there was a lot of deference given to the royals though, right? In the press? Or is that just my impression of how it was which is not accurate?

Seems accurate - otherwise why would the reporter in the "Gelignite" episode have had to convince his editor that the Princess Margaret/Peter Townsend story was newsworthy? It's just that considering what a cancer on the world Rupert Murdoch is, and how the NOTW phone hacking investigation revealed that they'd hacked into the Royal phones too, there's just something especially sad/funny/ironic to me about having the Australian reporter respecting Elizabeth & Philip's privacy.
posted by oh yeah! at 1:46 PM on November 23, 2016 [2 favorites]


Enjoyed seeing a mountain range transplanted to Bermuda.

I most liked the scenes where the Queen Mother is arranging to buy the moldering castle in Scotland. She did restore it according to Wikipedia and visited twice a year until her death. It's now open to the public.
posted by TWinbrook8 at 2:05 AM on December 3, 2016 [4 favorites]


I got such a fit of the giggles during the scene in which Elizabeth is having her face injected with a muscle relaxant to help hide the strain of constant smiling while Philip is complaining that he's finding himself waving in his sleep.
posted by orange swan at 8:40 PM on December 5, 2016 [1 favorite]


I got such a fit of the giggles during the scene in which Elizabeth is having her face injected with a muscle relaxant to help hide the strain of constant smiling while Philip is complaining that he's finding himself waving in his sleep.

Yes, the delivery on that hand-waving bit was perfect. I had to pause until I quit laughing.
posted by slipthought at 11:31 AM on December 9, 2016


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