“The Hereditary Principle” begins with Margaret smoking, and her coughing. This is the beginning of her struggles, as we will later see in this episode of The Crown.
For a family that all complain about not getting the attention or appreciation that they need, you would think they would lend an olive branch to other said family members. It just goes in a circle though, and on this turn it’s Margaret’s turn. She has been shoved aside in her royal duties in favor of her nephew.
She is also getting older and Diana is becoming a prominent member of the family. She complains that her charities rather work with Diana than her. However, I think she is wrong here. Sure, they would love to have Diana, but they would also probably love to have anyone from the Royal Family involved. If I was in their shoes, I wouldn’t be picky on the member that got sent my way. Unless, it was Andrew. Keep that disgrace of a human being away from me.
I’m also proud of her for the disgust she has about her cousins being sent away because they had a mental illness. The way her mom says that mental illness is a disgusting thing is horrid. No one is pure, especially not the Royal Family. You are people first and mental illness doesn’t discriminate. It’s also nothing to be ashamed of.
I would also like to take the time to say that mental illness is nothing to be ashamed about. It has such a negative stigma and people need to be educated about it. People with mental illnesses are just as great and worthy as any other person on this planet. People all have struggles and it’s time we recognize that and give grace and a helping hand to those that need it. I challenge you to take the time to educate yourself on the subject. I know I will.
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The Crown is now streaming on Netflix.