Desperate times, I tell you, desperate times.
This drought between seasons of The Crown is very rough on me. Only the arrival of the adorable baby Prince Louis has kept my royal-watching going.
It’s down to the point that I’ve resorted to watching actual documentaries about the British royal family. If you’re in the mood for a six-parter that follows the Windsors through the past 100 years of Winsdoriness, jump in on The Royal House of Windsor.
You’ll find plenty of questionable reenactment and blurry edges, but whatever! The archival footage is great, and you know—Queen Elizabeth II does a great Claire Foy imitation, amazing.
Here’s all the skinny on Season 3 of The Crown, which isn’t due to premiere until 2019. Huge changes afoot: Elizabeth will be played by one of my superfave actors, Olivia Colman. If you do not know who this is, then here’s some dry-season work you can do: watch all three seasons of Broadchurch, where she plays Detective Ellie Miller alongside Detective Alec Hardy—the most amazing performance by David Tennant.
She is going to be a heck of a QEII.
Of course, royal watching will be most excellent on May 19, when Meghan Markle and Prince Harry marry. (Details here because I know you want to keep up with this.) The noon wedding means an early start for me, but I did it in 1981 for Diana and Charles and I’ll do it again.
If anybody has other royal movies to fill this trough of time, this desert, this gaping maw of Windsorlessness, please share. It’s a damn long time until 2019!