The Crown Season 5 Review
It is a tumultuous time for Prince Charles and Princess Diana's marriage, where things get out of hand and the Waleses go into all-out war.
The Crown renewed for a 5th Season and it was nothing short of enlightening. The Crown Season 5 takes us on a journey through the late eighties and into the late nineties. It is, like every other time, a tumultuous time for Prince Charles and Princess Diana's marriage, where things get out of hand and the Waleses go into all-out war.
The Crown Season 5 Review and Summary
Holding on to the Past
The Crown Season 5 kicks off with Queen Elizabeth II's intent to have the UK government finance the repairs of her beloved Royal Yacht, The Britannia. The yacht, in many ways, is a symbol of her own leadership, character, and personality as sovereign and she feels that similar to how it's aging, she too is slowly becoming a relic of the past. As such, the Queen, played by Imelda Staunton, tries her best to ensure that it is repaired and that it stays on as her official royal yacht, despite its already 40 years at sea.
Prince Philip, on his part, is aging as well and has developed new interests away from his favorite pastime, Polo. He is invigorated by carriage driving and when his godson loses his daughter, Philip goes to comfort him and kindles an unlikely friendship with his wife Penny. The Crown also now talks about cancer for the first time as it is the disease that kills the little girl. Philip, played by Jonathan Pryce, introduces Penny to carriage driving, and the two kindle an unlikely alliance of interests, thoughts, and hobbies.
The Al Fayed Family
The Crown Season 5 also introduces us to the Al Fayed family. Mohamed Al Fayed is inspired when he comes across the abdicated King Edward. He becomes very wealthy later in life and develops a keen intent to integrate into British society.