According to TV insiders, The Crown's 'turbulent' ending will end one difficult chapter and leave the door wide open to another. Finishing up on Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla's wedding - it appears the next season will address recent fractures in The Firm.
- Fans of The Crown better buckle up because it looks like it's going to be a bumpy ride down a path the creators said they wouldn't go.
- Insiders claim the show will address the recent Royal Family drama, Mexit, and even a more detailed look at the Wallace Simpson and Prince Edward scandal.
- In other royal news, Queen proves she isn't 'all stiff upper lip' as she cracks quick-witted joke during 'embarrassing' moment
The Crown's 'turbulent' ending appears to ignore reports that Prince Harry plans to 'insist' The Crown does not cover 'Megxit' storyline. This news comes after the show's creator, Peter Morgan, previously asserted that The Crown Season 5 will be followed by a sixth and final season - which would likely see script writers explore the adult lives of the Dukes of Cambridge and Sussex.
Per reports from The Sun (opens in new tab), a TV insider claims that the sixth and final season will in fact have an ending that's rife for a sequel focussing on Prince Charles and his sons William and Harry.
An insider told the publication, “it’s a small but significant shift because it’s seen as marking the start of an era which becomes more focussed on Princes William and Harry and their father."
Explaining further, they added, "the marriage of Charles and Camilla is treated like the end of one turbulent period in the Windsors’ story, and the start of a whole new one.”
After news that The Crown's jewels were stolen in a 'heartbreaking' robbery, it seemed that the drama behind the scenes is almost as chaotic as the series' plotlines.
The show's new direction, alongside rumblings alleging there that The Crown prequel is in the works, is likely to be the cause of concern to the Royal Family, whose ongoing turmoil seems endless.
Seemingly, the storyline was initially going to reach its end in 2002 - after the death of the Queen's beloved sister, Princess Margaret. Despite Princess Margaret’s brutal reaction to finding out Elizabeth would be Queen, the pair had an iron-clad relationship.
In fact, Princess Margaret’s heartwarming gesture proved her sisterly bond with the Queen was unbreakable. It even survived one of their most fractious times, when Her Majesty's only sibling's eight-year-long affair with Sir Roddy Llewellyn.
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