How ‘The Crown’ plotted Queen Elizabeth’s death

The producers of “The Crown” have created their own “Operation London Bridge” for the death of Queen Elizabeth.

Operation London Bridge is the protocol, first written in the 1960s, that covers what will happen after the death of the Queen: everything is detailed, from who the news is to be shared, to funeral arrangements, and in what order to church bells ringing (they are muted) when Prince Charles would be proclaimed king.

“We have our own version of Operation London Bridge,” a show insider told The Post. “This is particularly relevant when we are filming. Filming will stop immediately if we are in production for at least a week. There would also be a lot of discussion about when to restart.”

Buckingham Palace announced on September 8 that the monarch had passed away at the age of 96. It was reported on Thursday morning that doctors were “concerned” for her health and she remained under medical supervision at her residence in Scotland, Balmoral Castle.

The palace announced Britain’s longest-reigning monarch dies at 1:30 p.m. EST. “The Queen died peacefully in Balmoral this afternoon. The King and Queen will remain in Balmoral tonight and return to London tomorrow.”

Members of the royal family including her daughter Princess Anne, 72, son and new king Prince Charles, 76, sons Prince Andrew, 62, and Prince Edward, 58, rushed to her as she passed.

The show source said if "The crown" filming when the queen dies production will stop.
The show source said that if The Crown is filming when the Queen dies, production will shut down.

Her grandchildren Prince William, 40, and Prince Harry, 37, also arrived in Scotland on Thursday.

Both William’s wife Kate Middleton, 40, and Harry’s wife, Meghan Markle, 41, decided to stay in London amid the Queen’s health struggles.

Season 5 of The Crown, starring actress Imelda Staunton as Queen Elizabeth, is scheduled to stream on Netflix in November, with season 6 commencing in 2023.

While Season 6 was supposed to end with the characters in 2002 – the year the Queen lost both the Queen Mother and Princess Margaret – it’s now claimed that creator Peter Morgan plans to wrap it up in 2005, the year Charles Camilla married.

The Sun reported that this could open the door for a sequel featuring the Prince William and Harry stories.

“It’s a small but significant change because it’s seen as the beginning of an era more focused on Princes William and Harry and their father,” a TV insider said.

Season 5 of "The crown," Streaming in November 2022, actress Imelda Staunton will play Queen Elizabeth.
Season 5 of The Crown, which airs in November, will feature Imelda Staunton as Queen Elizabeth.

“Charles and Camilla’s wedding is being treated as the end of a tumultuous period in Windsor history and the beginning of a whole new one.”

Netflix is ​​said to be pushing for the Harry and Meghan documentaries to air soon after The Crown this fall.

Written by Morgan, The Crown has a complicated relationship with the royal family. It’s a show that humanized her to the world, but she also didn’t hold back on chronicling some of her worst behaviors.

The first few seasons, which covered the early days of the Queen’s reign and how her marriage to Prince Philip had to take second place to her job, received widespread praise and even managed to make people – including Morgan – more sympathetic to the Queen and the victims do she had done.

“I approached it as an absolute anti-monarchist and I completely turned around. I’m a royalist now,” Morgan said. “There is something about the soul of a country that is somehow connected to the head of state. It is quite clear that these people have no power at all. In fact, her impotence is the torch. We torment these people. We are the villains because we don’t know what we want from them.”

https://nypost.com/2022/09/08/how-the-crown-is-planning-for-death-of-queen-elizabeth/ How ‘The Crown’ plotted Queen Elizabeth’s death

Emma Bowman

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