1. Acting wise brilliant acting by Claire Foy. I liked Matt Smith mhe case for all of the upper clasostly too.
2. IDK if it is the writing vs reality, but the Queen is hardly shown interacting with the children. She is instead ultra focussed on the DOE. Almost obsessed with him.
3. I came away with a healthy respect for the DOE and his accomplishments.
4. Princess Margaret. What a brat !
IDK if that is reality as well.
5. I came away feeling sorry for the entire lot of them. It's like a gilded prison. People like the DOE have to sacrifice accomplishments to fit in, the Queen when she talks about her inadequate education, Princess Margaret and her numerous heart aches. Prince Charles being made to fit into something he is not. It actually helped me understand the current lot better.
6. The Crown must win, must always win is BS.
7. I very much question the relevancy of the monarchy after the Crown which I don't think was the intent of the series.
2. It is quite accurate. She wasn't very "hands-on"; which was the case for all of the upper class. That's all what the nanny(ies) was for, Liz & Phil spent and hour here and there with them every day.
4. Margaret was much worse than shown. If she entered a party, people had to clap, no one was ever allowed to leave before her; if she didn't like your food you cooked she'd put out her cigarette in it; she wouldn't let a pregnant woman use the loo (or was it leave the party becase the pregnant woman had back pain?, anyway, very unkind); and there are numerous more stories like these. She was a first class btch. For all the airs and graces she put on and saw herself as above everyone in "breeding" (even her own mother, because Marg was "the daughter of a king and sister of a queen" and therefore unique and precious), she sure as heck behaved as common and low-class as they come. She was a dreadful human being.
6. Personally, sure, but in reality it still is like that. The crown and establishment before everything and everyone else, it is more important than even the monarch themself.
I think The Crown does a marvellous job and is quite true to life and as much so as they could possibly be (research etc).