When the fourth season of The Crown arrived on our screens earlier this month, fans were left scratching their headswhen a tiny mouse was seen scurrying across the Buckingham Palace set.
Many wondered whether the mouse's appearance was intentional or if the little creature's cameo was actually a total accident.
Now, director Benjamin Caron has finally spoken out on the scene and the inspiration behind the rodent's appearance. And it's got an adorable fairytale twist!
It seems the scene was intentional, and was actually inspired by Jaq and Gus from Disney's Cinderella.
Posting a snap of the scene on Instagram as well as an image of the two mice, Benjamin wrote: "#fairytale @thecrownnetflix" alongside a little mouse emoji.
And fans couldn't get enough of the post, with one calling for the mouse to win 'supporting actor in a drama series' while another added: "Haha i knew this was on purpose. Couldn't be an accident in a show full of amazing details."
"The visual storytelling was just stunning. Thank you so much for all of the little touches that all add up to something so fantastic!" Added another.
It seems the iconic mouse scene wasn't the only moment in the series inspired by fairytales.
In a series of posts over the last few weeks, Benjamin has been revealing other snippets of inspiration. For example, the breathtaking fireworks scene on the eve of Prince Charles and Princess Diana's wedding appears to have been inspired by the Disney fireworks.
Meanwhile, a pumpkin placed in the palace kitchens took inspo' from Cinderella's pumpkin carriage! "I SAW THAT PUMPKIN AND KNEW IT HAD TO MEAN SOMETHING!!!" One fan wrote.
And that's not all. A shot of Princess Diana looking out of the palace windows was also inspired by Cinderella looking out of her palace window, too.
We're obsessed with all these hidden fairytale meanings, keep them coming Benjamin!
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