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  • 14. Second Sons

    45:21
    This is the last of our imagined episodes of The Crown - our next episodes will be a return to analysing real episodes of The Crown! This episode focuses on the "second sons" - Prince Harry and Prince Andrew. Find outWhat happened when Prince Harry married Meghan and Princess Eugenie married Jack Brooksbank.What happened after Oprah interviewed Meghan and HarryWhat happened after Andrew was interviewed by Emily Maitliss. And how would The Crown have tackled them?Tell us which episodes of The Crown are your favourites and we might give them the Fact or Fiction treatment on the next episode of the podcast.Email us at FactOrFiction@mailonline.co.ukor send us a message or voicenote on Whatsapp:07796657512 (start your message with "The Crown" so we know which show you’re giving your opinion on.)Make sure you're following The Crown: Fact Or Fiction so you don't miss an episode. https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-crown-fact-or-fiction/id1714259572Robert Hardman's latest book, Charles III, can be ordered here:https://books.mailshop.co.uk/charles-iii-9781035027415

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  • 13. Succession

    47:23
    With Series 6 over and no more episodes of The Crown expected, Natasha Livingstone and Robert Hardman have stepped in to imagine what Series 7 could look like if a new series were commissioned and explain which events would be guaranteed to be covered along with some insights and trivia that might not make it to an adaptation.  This episode focuses on the events that followed after 2012 - the birth of Prince George, the Queen relying on the support of Prince Charles at international and latterly local events and the special relationship and love that the Queen had with countries within the commonwealth.  Find out:How did the Queen gradually reduce her duties?Where were the Queen's last international trips and what did she do while travelling? How did the world react to Prince George's birth?And... What is a CHOGM?We love reading your reviews and comments, leave one and we might read it on the next episode!Send The Crown: Fact Or Fiction a voicenote on Whatsapp: 07796657512 and start your message with "The Crown" so we know which show you’re giving your opinion on. Make sure you're following The Crown: Fact Or Fiction so you don't miss an episode. https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-crown-fact-or-fiction/id1714259572Robert Hardman's latest book, Charles III, can be ordered here:https://books.mailshop.co.uk/charles-iii-9781035027415
  • 12. 2012

    37:35
    With Series 6 over and no more episodes of The Crown expected, Natasha Livingstone and Robert Hardman have stepped in to imagine what Series 7 could look like if a new series were commissioned. In this podcast, find out which major events would be guaranteed to make an appearance in a future series of The Crown. This episode focuses on the events of 2012 - The Queen's Diamond Jubilee, The London Olympics and Prince Harry's return to active duty in Afghanistan.  Find out:How did the Queen's appearance at the 2012 Olympics opening ceremony come about?Why did Prince Harry's first tour of duty in Afghanistan come to an abrupt end?What happened on the day of the Queen's Diamond Jubillee Flotilla? How well does Season 6's vision of The Queen match up to the Queen in 2012?All this and more, in this episode of The Crown: Fact or Fiction.  We love reading your reviews and comments, leave one and we might read it on the next episode!Send The Crown: Fact Or Fiction a voicenote on Whatsapp: 07796657512 and start your message with "The Crown" so we know which show you’re giving your opinion on. Make sure you're following The Crown: Fact Or Fiction so you don't miss an episode. https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-crown-fact-or-fiction/id1714259572Robert Hardman's latest book, Charles III, can be ordered here:https://books.mailshop.co.uk/charles-iii-9781035027415
  • 11. I Was Glad

    42:34
    With Series 6 over and no more episodes of The Crown expected, Natasha Livingstone and Robert Hardman have stepped in to imagine what Series 7 could look like if a new series were commissioned. On this episode, find out which major events would be guaranteed to make an appearance in a future series of The Crown. Find out:How has the Queen's role in politics changed over the years?Why is a hung parliament a headache for a monarch?What happened when the Queen made headlines on her state visit to Ireland?Find out what it was like to attend William and Kate's wedding.How do we think The Crown would represent key scenes, including William's proposal? All this and more, in this episode of The Crown: Fact or Fiction.  We love reading your reviews and comments, leave one and we might read it on the next episode!Send The Crown: Fact Or Fiction a voicenote on Whatsapp: 07796657512 and start your message with "The Crown" so we know which show you’re giving your opinion on. Make sure you're following The Crown: Fact Or Fiction so you don't miss an episode. https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-crown-fact-or-fiction/id1714259572Robert Hardman's latest book, Charles III, can be ordered here:https://books.mailshop.co.uk/charles-iii-9781035027415
  • 10. Sleep, Dearie, Sleep

    01:02:15
    Natasha Livingstone and Robert Hardman take a look at the final episode of Season 6 of The Crown, Sleep, Dearie, Sleep. This episode finds the Queen planning her funeral and questioning her role while Harry makes the headlines in fancy dress and Charles and Camilla get engaged and marry.Find out:Was The Queen's funeral under review as Charles planned to marry Camilla?Did Charles have to ask the Queen permission to marry Camilla?Was there a request to confess "Past Wickedness"?Was The Queen planning to abdicate, as per The Crown?Why would The Crown's Piper fail to have woken the Queen?Did The Crown get The Queen's speech notes right?All this and more, in this episode of The Crown: Fact or Fiction. Robert Hardman's latest book, Charles III, can be ordered here: https://books.mailshop.co.uk/charles-iii-9781035027415We love reading your reviews and comments, leave one and we might read it on the next episode!Send The Crown: Fact Or Fiction a voicenote on Whatsapp: 07796657512 and start your message with "The Crown" so we know which show you’re giving your opinion on.Make sure you're following The Crown: Fact Or Fiction so you don't miss an episode. https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-crown-fact-or-fiction/id1714259572
  • 9. Hope Street

    52:16
    Natasha Livingstone and Robert Hardman take a look at the penultimate episode of Season 6 of The Crown, Hope Street. Special guest Gary Goldsmith joins the show to talk about what it's like seeing his sister, Carole Middleton, and his niece Catherine, Princess of Wales, represented onscreen in The Crown, how he feels about his sister's portrayal and how accurate he feels the show is in general.Plus, Find out:Why did Mohamed Al-Fayed refer to the British royals a "Dracula family"?Did The Crown get the details about the inquiry into Diana's death right?What happened at the St Andrew's fashion show where William and Kate's romance began?In an episode packed with events and storylines, has The Crown got its dates right?Did William hurriedly leave the Middletons' jubilee celebration to support the Queen?All this and more, in this episode of The Crown: Fact or Fiction. We love reading your reviews and comments, leave one and we might read it on the next episode!Send The Crown: Fact Or Fiction a voicenote on Whatsapp: 07796657512 and start your message with "The Crown" so we know which show you’re giving your opinion on.Make sure you're following The Crown: Fact Or Fiction so you don't miss an episode. https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-crown-fact-or-fiction/id1714259572
  • 8. Ritz

    41:32
    In this episode of the Crown: Fact or Fiction, Natasha Livingstone and Robert Hardman take a look at Ritz - Episode 8 of Season 6 of The Crown.This episode of the Crown splits its attention between the end of Princess Margaret's life and the story of the Queen and Princess Margaret's celebration in London on VE day.We answer the questions:What do we know about the Queen and Princess Margaret's celebration of the end of the second world war?Has the Crown got it right with their characterisation of Princess Margaret?Did The Ritz have a secret club hidden from the sight of its genteel patrons?Did the Duke of Edinburgh miss Princess Margaret's birthday celebrations?What drove Princess Margaret's decision to have a very different kind of funeral to other royals?All this and more, in this episode of The Crown: Fact or Fiction. Make sure you're following The Crown: Fact Or Fiction so you don't miss an episode. We love reading your reviews and comments, leave one and we might read it on the next episode!Send The Crown: Fact Or Fiction your views and opinions on Whatsapp: 07796657512 Include the words “The Crown”, “Fact or Fiction” or “FOF” so we know which show you’re giving your opinion on, or even leave us a voice note!https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-crown-fact-or-fiction/id1714259572