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The Crown

This past week I started watching The Crown. I am definitely behind the times, as The Crown came to Netflix in November of 2016. So far, I find The Crown so fascinating. I completely understand why millions of viewers love this show!

In case you didn’t know, like me, what The Crown is about let me give you a quick snap shot! The Crown is about Queen Elizabeth’s II life as a young girl all the way to adulthood, her relationships with her parents, sister and finding her voice and confidence once she becomes Queen! It’s so interesting to watch how and why Queen Elizabeth II has been Queen of England for 67 years!

I have learned a few things while watching The Crown. The Great Smog of London in 1952, an unusual period of cold weather, combined with an anticyclone and windless conditions and collecting pollutants, causing a thick smog. Approximately 4000 people died and 100,000 became ill. People were having coughing fits and walking around wearing facemasks. Hospitals over ran with the sick, not enough doctors or supplies and running out of money! How eerily similar to what is currently happening in America 2020! Plus, I never knew how much the Queen loved horses and corgis!

I look forward to watching the next 3 seasons of The Crown. I hear that it continues to get better and better with each season. So far, I have a new appreciation for Queen Elizabeth II, the royal family and the regality of The Crown. I highly recommend you giving it a try!

It has perhaps always been the case that the waging of peace is the hardest form of leadership of all.

Queen Elizabeth II


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