The Crown, with all its regal trappings, has never really been a fairy tale. Writer and program creator Peter Morgan has peeled back the curtain throughout the groundbreaking five seasons of the show to reveal the inner workings of the mystery surrounding the royal family, allowing viewers to see the real, sometimes flawed people at the heart of the establishment.
Season 5 of The Crown centers on various lines in Queen Elizabeth II’s family tree, even though the show is a historical drama based on her life. Ten episodes take viewers back to the 1990s, where they see how the royal family handled several scandals, the collapse of the Soviet Union, and the unavoidable end of a happily ever after.
Season 5’s last episode begins with an excited Dodi Al Fayed calling his father and asking for two things. Before Michael Douglas steps in, might he first give him a few million dollars so he may buy a mansion in Malibu? Secondly, is it possible for him to fly the family aircraft to the US so that Dodi can meet Mohammed with his new girlfriend?
Kelly Fisher, an American model, is the girlfriend. She’s not good enough for Mohammed, the Arabic subtitles that stretch across the bottom of the screen say as the Al Fayeds argue over dinner. He desires that his son be equally matched with an equal. Like Dodi’s joke about a cinematic career, she will bring dishonor to the family.
The Al Fayeds ought to be pampered. Speaking of royals, today is the Queen’s birthday, and everyone has come together to honor her with custom artwork and that late nineties-era singing mounted bass. My greatest desire is that the fish be hung in the Queen’s private powder room at Buckingham Palace.
Charles brings up the televised “monarchy debate” that essentially discredited the royal family during lunch. The crown sends Charles to Hong Kong, where the colony is cutting its ties to the monarchy, as payback. In addition, it will be the last journey aboard Britannia since Tony Blair, the new prime minister, has no interest in bringing her back to her former splendor.
John Major, who is cool and collected under pressure, is out if Tony Blair is elected. He lost his job to a young, accomplished man who revived the Labor Party’s popularity. Anne gets upset with the new guy because he wants to finance Britannia secretly. Is it possible to charter the royal yacht?
Will the starboard side be sponsored by McDonald’s? Charles is the only member of the royal family to acknowledge that he finds the idea appealing, and they all shut it down in disgust. Elizabeth the Queen would prefer that Britannia be taken out of service before being handed down to others.
It’s resolved now. Charles is scheduled to go to Hong Kong in business class, while the Prime Minister resides in front of the plane behind a velvet curtain. He’ll speak in the pouring rain and return on the final voyage of Britannia.
Charles talks about progress, independence, and a new future as the Union flag is lowered. He urges everyone to take a cue from the people of Hong Kong and supports them in maintaining their freedoms. He then had a casual meeting with Tony Blair aboard the Britannia, drawing comparisons between the Prime Minister and his brother.
Charles is thrilled to have Tony in the community and hopes he doesn’t hold onto the past. Charles believes that the family needs to change in a way that is comparable to the retirement of the royal yacht. The populace would surely prefer to see a happily married future king.
Though Charles does honor the wise elderly blue-haired ladies who counsel the Queen, Tony must embrace the monarchy’s future if they hope to maintain what’s best for the throne—also referred to as the future Prince of Wales.
Release Date & Where To Watch
The Crown Season 6 Episode 1 will air on Thursday, November 16, 2023, at 9:00 PM ET/PT. You can watch the ongoing season in different parts of the world at the time mentioned here.
- Eastern Time (Canada): 9:00 PM on Thursday, November 16, 2023
- Greenwich Mean Time (London): 1:00 AM on Friday, November 17, 2023
- Central European Time (Germany): 3:00 AM on Friday, November 17, 2023
- Japan Standard Time (Japan): 10:00 AM on Friday, November 17, 2023
- Korean Standard Time (Korea): 10:00 AM on Friday, November 17, 2023
- Australian Standard Time (Australia): 12:00 AM on Friday, November 17, 2023
The Crown Season 6 Episode 1 will air on Netflix.