Beneath the Crown gives a unique insight into the events of The Crown Season 4

It reveals the true stories that inspired the latest season

Prince Charles and Princess Diana in The Crown Season 4
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Beneath the Crown is the perfect way to brush up on your history as you settle down to watch The Crown Season 4. 

Presented by Anita Rani, the videos can be watched in full on YouTube now. They show the true stories that inspired the Netflix drama, delving into everything from young Diana’s life to Margaret Thatcher (opens in new tab)’s rise to power. 

What does Beneath the Crown show?

Presenter and former Strictly Come Dancing contestant Anita Rani takes viewers back in time. Each video features an impressive amount of surprising facts and archive material to recreate the past. 

Pitched as the ultimate viewing companion to the award-winning show, this series of entertaining videos might just settle the question of The Crown’s accuracy once and for all.

Princess Diana’s brother Earl Spencer has recently spoken about the way show-watchers often think what they’ve seen is fact (opens in new tab).

And with others also questioning the amount of dramatic license (opens in new tab), more and more fans are eager to uncover the real story behind the fictionalisation.

What has Beneath the Crown covered?

If you’ve already watched right to the end, Beneath the Crown certainly offers a comprehensive review of events.

  1. The True Story of the Queen vs Margaret Thatcher
  2. The True Story of Young Diana
  3. The True Story of Margaret Thatcher's Rise to Power
  4. The True Story of Charles & Diana's Australia Tour
  5. The True Story of Princess Diana's New York Trip
  6. The True Story of Princess Margaret from '78 to '85
  7. The True Story of Margaret Thatcher's Downfall  

And if you’re watching sparingly, not wanting to bear being without The Crown until season 5 is released, you can select each Beneath the Crown video to match your watching pattern. 

What is The Crown Season 4 about?

The latest season of the popular Netflix show covers 1977-1990. It focuses on the wedding and subsequent marriage of Prince Charles and Princess Diana (opens in new tab). This series also introduces their sons Prince William and Prince Harry (opens in new tab) for the first time. 

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And let’s not forget Margaret Thatcher, as this season also covers the time of her premiership to her resignation.

Beneath the Crown is available to watch now on YouTube and The Crown Season 4 is available to stream now on Netflix.

Emma is a Senior Lifestyle Writer with six years of experience working in digital publishing. Her specialist areas including literature, the British Royal Family and knowing all there is to know about the latest TV shows on the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and every streaming service out there. When she’s not writing about the next unmissable show to add to your to-watch list or delving into royal protocol, you can find Emma cooking and watching yet more crime dramas.