Let’s all be honest, we would love it if The Crown extended through the years we are in now, but it’s not going to happen. We know that everything comes to an end, regardless if we want it to or not.
But with everything going on with Harry and Meghan it is no surprise that a lot of people want to see the Harry and Meghan years on The Crown. But creator Peter Morgan said in an interview with THR last August that he has a “20-year rule” and that he will only write about events that happened at least 20 years ago.
And even though I hate to say it, his reasoning makes perfect sense.
“I just think you get so much more interesting [with time],” he said. “Meghan and Harry are in the middle of their journey, and I don’t know what their journey is or how it will end. One wishes some happiness, but I’m much more comfortable writing about things that happened at least 20 years ago.”
That makes sense to us. I mean, sure, we’d love to see it. But we guess that is what bad Lifetime movies are for.
“That is enough time and enough distance to really understand something, to understand its role, to understand its position, to understand its relevance,” he added. “Often things that appear absolutely wildly important today are instantly forgotten, and other things have a habit of sticking around and proving to be historically very relevant and long-lasting. I don’t know where in the scheme of things Prince Andrew and indeed Meghan Markle or Harry will ever appear. We won’t know, and you need time to stop something being journalistic. And so I don’t want to write about them because to write about them would instantly make it journalistic, and there are plenty of journalists already writing about them.”
He continued by saying, “You need to also allow for the opportunity for metaphor. Once something has a metaphorical possibility, it can then become interesting. It’s quite possible, for example, to tell the story of Harry and Meghan through analogy and metaphor, if that’s what you want to do. Because there’ve been so many examples in the past, whether it’s Wallis Simpson or Edward VII, or whether it’s Diana or Prince Charles. There have been plenty of opportunities in the past where there have been marital complications. There’ve been wives that have been married into the Royal family that have felt unwelcome and that they don’t fit in. So there are plenty of stories to tell without telling the story of Harry and Meghan.”
We agree, there are plenty of stories, thought the only one that we care about right now is Harry and Meghan. But in that same breath, we want whatever story theirs is to have a happy ending.
What are your thoughts? Would you wish that The Crown would go through modern day?