We’ve seen all of The Crown and as much as we learned, it also confirmed things we already knew… like Charles is a douchebag. He’s not the person that I would think would think with his penis all the time, but then I should have learned that he would by the infamous tampon phone call with Camilla.
But one of the beauties of shows like The Crown is that we get to learn more and think outside of the media that we’ve known.
One thing I wish we would have seen more of? Anything and everything surrounding Charles and Diana’s wedding. Ultimately one of the most important weddings in history – in my not so humble opinion that is.
But it’s not there. And there is a reason that makes sense.
“We never re-create things just for the sake of re-creating them,” star Emma Corrin said in a new interview with THR. “I think if we do re-create a scene — like the engagement scene, for instance, when they do the announcement — it has to be because it’s linked to something that the characters are going through. It has to be part of the story. It has to further the plot.”
And it makes sense. Though I can YouTube the wedding, I love Josh O’Connor and Emma Corrin and would have loved to see the wedding with them. However, the show is packed with so much, I am glad that they did not sacrifice other things for the sake of it.
Josh O’Connor, who plays Charles added, “That’s The Crown for you. That’s why The Crown is so good. Peter Morgan isn’t interested in showing you the wedding because, yeah, Emma’s right, you just go on YouTube and you can watch it.”
“I think all the historical events are important for punctuating so that the audience know where we are,” he added. “He’ll put in Thatcher’s election, and that’s literally just to tell the audience, ‘Right, this is where we are,’ rather than putting up on the screen ’20th of December 1981,’ or whatever. He basically signposts it using historical events. But what’s more interesting, because Charles and Diana have to be a certain way on their wedding day, you don’t see the nuance; whereas when it’s behind closed doors, [like] the rehearsal, we have more license to create and fictionalize.”