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The Crown Changes Its Ending To Include Explosive Royal Wedding

Emma Guinness

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The Crown Changes Its Ending To Include Explosive Royal Wedding

Featured Image Credit: Netflix / The Crown

It's just been announced that The Crown will end with the explosive Royal wedding between Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles in 2005.

The historical drama that's loosely based on the lives of the British Royal Family will come to an end after six seasons and conclude with the 2005 wedding. Watch the first look for season five below:

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While it was initially thought that it would end in 2002, the year that saw the untimely death of Princess Margaret and shortly after the Queen Mother, The Sun reports that it will follow the Royal Family until 2005.

"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," a source says.

"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."

This means that the likes of Prince William's wedding to Kate Middleton, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's marriage and departure from the family as well as Prince Philip's death will not be covered by the show.

The show's creator Peter Morgan has a 20-year rule, which means that he does not want to cover Royal events that have taken place in the past 20 years.

He told The Hollywood Reporter: "I'm much more comfortable writing about things that happened at least 20 years ago. I sort of have in my head a 20-year rule. That is enough time and enough distance to really understand something, to understand its role, to understand its position, to understand its relevance."

Emma Corrin as Princess Diana in The Crown. Credit: Netflix / The Crown
Emma Corrin as Princess Diana in The Crown. Credit: Netflix / The Crown

But given that Charles and Camilla were married 17 years ago this year and the sixth season likely won't be released until after their 18th anniversary, this is still arguably within the rule.

The fifth season is set to be one of the most dramatic, following the Royal Family throughout the turbulence they endured in the 90s, and it will cover Princess Diana's 1997 death in a car crash.

However, while fans might be disappointed that there are just two seasons left, with the fifth dropping on Netflix this November, there are already rumours of a prequel!

With such a rich history to draw upon, this could include anything from Queen Victoria's incredible reign to the crisis caused in 1936 by the abdication of Edward VIII - without which, Elizabeth II, would have never even become Queen!

Topics: TV And Film

Emma Guinness
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