Lizzy Dening

Good news for fans of The Crown!

Lizzy Dening
Good news for fans of The Crown!

If you’re a fan of The Crown then you’re in for a treat. Season one of the much-praised series, starring Claire Foy, Matt Smith and Dame Eileen Atkins, is out now on DVD.

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Queen Elizabeth II is a 25-year-old newlywed facing the daunting prospect of leading the world's most famous monarchy while forging a relationship with legendary Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill.

The British Empire is in decline, the political world is in disarray, and a young woman takes the throne - a new era is dawning. Peter Morgan's masterfully researched scripts reveal the Queen's private journey behind the public facade with daring frankness.

The Crown DVD’s rrp is £24.99 but there’s also a special platinum edition featuring special artwork and historical extras, rrp £40

To mark the DVD’s release a flavour of the royal household was served to 50 recently as the St Ermin’s Hotel in St James’ Park, London, laid on a six-course re-interpretation of Queen Elizabeth II’s 1953 Coronation Banquet. The menu included langoustine and a reworking of the Queen’s favourite dessert, Chocolate Perfection Pie – a chocolate mousse with cinnamon cream and meringue in the form of an edible crown.