The official trailer for The Crown’s highly-anticipated third season is here, but fans have pointed out one small problem – did you spot it?
With less than a month to go until The Crown’s third season drops, the royal buzz is palpable. Not least because, there’s a new queen in town: Olivia Colman will take over the reins from Claire Foy to play Queen Elizabeth.
This week, we finally got our first glimpse of the new monarch in the official trailer for the new season, which will pick up in 1964, after the birth of her fourth and final child, Prince Edward.
This season is set to cover the queen’s life during what was a tumultuous time for Britain, as well as the monarchy, and one in which she is reassessing her life, thanks to her impending Silver Jubilee celebration, made increasingly difficult thanks to Britain “falling apart”: the country is bankrupt, national security in tatters, and there’s trouble in paradise with Prince Phillip.
However, while the new trailer was generally well-received by the show’s large and dedicated fan-base, some eagle-eyed royalists pointed out that something about the trailer wasn’t quite right. I mean, that’s the thing with historical fiction – some things are more pliable than others. Love affairs, for instance. Go for it. Feuds? Why not? But dates? No good.
On the trailer, we hear a radio presenter mention the Queen’s Silver Jubilee, saying: “This is Jubilee day. This is a day as gruelling as the Queen’s coronation 25 years ago.” However, as some viewers have since pointed out, the show’s creators might have their wires crossed because the Silver Jubilee actually took place 24 years after the coronation, not 25.
In fact, the Queen ascended the throne in 1952, and her coronation took place on June 2nd, 1953. While the trailer could be misleading, it could also be an oversight on the producers’ part.
Either way, we will still be watching on 17 November.