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Celebrating the Queen’s Birthday long weekend with our favourite pop-culture royals!

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Celebrating the Queen’s Birthday long weekend with our favourite pop-culture royals!

It’s the Queen’s Birthday long weekend this week in Australia, and we thought we’d celebrate by re-watching some our our favourite royal-themed TV shows and movies!


The Crown 

Follows the political rivalries and romance of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign and the events that shaped the second half of the 20th century.

Why we love it: The drama, the intrigue, the accents….. the historical detailing is phenomenal and the performances are compelling to watch. Also Princess Margaret. WE STAN AN ICON.

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The Favourite

In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend, Lady Sarah, governs the country in her stead. When a new servant, Abigail, arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah.

Why we love it: Olivia Coleman! Rachel Weisz! Emma Stone! This movie is a tour-de-force for some of the most accomplished and talented actresses in the industry today. Also it’s hilarious.

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Mary Queen of Scots

Mary Stuart’s attempt to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England, finds her condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution.

Why we love it:  The fabulous Scottish accents, the Tudor intrigues and the story that shines a light on two women from history trying desperately to wield power in a world dominated by men.

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The Royals

Drama about a fictional British royal family in modern day London.

Why we love it:  It’s so deliciously and salaciously trashy ; the perfect binge-watch for a chilly Winter’s day.

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Elizabeth/ Elizathen: The Golden Age

The early years of the reign of Elizabeth I of England and her difficult task of learning what is necessary to be a monarch.

Why we love it:  Cate Blanchett. Nuff said.

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The Young Victoria

A dramatization of the turbulent first years of Queen Victoria’s rule, and her enduring romance with Prince Albert.

Why we love it:  The romance between Albert and Victoria is so wonderfully sweet and tender, and the final scenes really tug at the heartstrings.

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Victoria

The early life of Queen Victoria, from her ascension to the throne at the tender age of 18 to her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert.

Why we love it:  The gorgeous Victorian dresses. The blossoming romance. The portrayal of a strong empowered heroine. What’s not to love?

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The Spanish Princess

The beautiful Spanish princess, Catherine of Aragon, navigates the royal lineage of England with an eye on the throne.

Why we love it:  The costumes!!!! The sets!!! This show is lush and gorgeous. It also has deeply feminist themes #amazing

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The Tudors

A dramatic series about the reign and marriages of King Henry VIII.

Why we love it:  It’s sexy…..

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The White Princess

Based on the Philippa Gregory book of the same name, the story of Elizabeth of York, the White Queen’s daughter, and her marriage to the Lancaster victor, Henry VII.

Why we love it: Phenomenal women [Jodie Comer, Essie Davis, Michelle Fairley], GORGEOUS Tudor costumes and enough soapy drama to keep you thoroughly entertained on a cold Winter’s night.

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What’s your favourite royal-themed movie or TV show? Let us know in the comments below!

 

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