The Crown: The Official Podcast

10 Episodes

By: Netflix

The Crown: The Official Podcast is the exclusive companion podcast to accompany the Netflix Original Series The Crown. Hosted by Edith Bowman, the podcast follows the show episode by episode, diving deep into the stories and taking listeners behind the scenes with insights from many of the people involved in making the show. The Crown returns for season 6 on November 16th and The Crown: The Official Podcast is back to follow the show episode by episode, diving deep into the stories and speaking with many of the talented people involved, including show creator Peter Morgan and cast members Imelda Staunton...

Episode 10: Sleep Dearie Sleep

After thirty years together, Charles decides the time has come to propose to Camilla but can’t do so without his mother’s permission. The Queen seeks the approval of the church, state, and Charles’s sons before giving her sign off to the marriage but having been unsettled by discussions surrounding her own funeral planning, the Queen starts to consider her reign and ultimately her legacy.  


Edith Bowman looks back at a decade of The Crown with long standing DOP Adriano Goldman. Head of Research Annie Sulzberger introduces Researchers Anna Carden and Sophie Badman to explai...

Episode 9: Hope Street

In the aftermath of Princess Margaret’s death, the Queen approaches her Golden Jubilee with

more trepidation than ever before. With her mother’s health in decline, she finds herself vulnerable to the attacks of Mohamed Al Fayed who pursues a high-profile campaign to prove responsibility for Diana’s death lies with the Royal Family. Meanwhile, between his blossoming romance with Kate and the re-opened case surrounding his mother’s death, William seeks to lead as normal a life as possible while he still can.


Edith Bowman speaks with director Erik Richter-Strand about showing a...

Episode 8: Ritz

Whilst holidaying in Mustique, Princess Margaret suffers a stroke and is suddenly forced to

reassess her lifestyle. Margaret is keen to recover in anticipation of her seventieth birthday, but the Queen remains concerned that her party-loving sister will not be able to kick the habits of a lifetime in order to heal. As Margaret’s health continues to decline, she finds herself slipping back into her memories, back to her secret night out with her sister during the biggest party in history: VE Day 1945. The memories from that evening, and what it taught her about her older si...

Episode 7: Alma Mater

As Prince William takes up his place at St Andrews University to study art history, after a gap year in Africa and South and Central America, he struggles to balance the traditional undergraduate rites of passage with the constraints of his position and constant presence of personal protection officers. His perseverance is tested when he develops a crush on one of the most desired students on campus: a woman by the name of Kate Middleton.


Edith Bowman speaks with co-writer Jonanthan Wilson and director May El-Toukhy about creating William’s university world and introducing Kate Mid...

Episode 6: Ruritania

Two years into his premiership, Tony Blair continues to ride a wave of unprecedented popularity. This unnerves the Queen who worries that the Royal Family’s own popularity does not match up. When she commissions a wide-ranging poll, the results are sobering, leading the Queen to reflect on what she - and the Palace - could be doing differently. After Blair’s reputation is further cemented by his successful humanitarian intervention in Kosovo, the Queen asks him what he would do to modernise the monarchy. His ideas and suggestions force the Queen to confront just how much change she woul...

Episode 5: Willsmania

Still coming to terms with his mother’s death, Prince William resumes school at Eton just three

days after her funeral. He wants things to return to normal as quickly as possible - but rapidly

discovers his life has changed in more ways than one. Among the letters of sympathy arriving by the sackload from members of the public are adoring letters from teenage girls - evidence of his growing status as a reluctant heartthrob. The attention grows as William is requested to attend a series of official engagements.

Edith Bo...

Episode 4: Aftermath

After the news breaks of Diana and Dodi’s fatal car accident, Charles and Fayed fly separately to Paris to supervise arrangements. The tragedy generates a vast outpouring of public grief, which catches the Queen off-guard. While she remains at Balmoral, popular anger builds about her absence from London and the perceived callousness of the Royal Family. Charles, recognising the precariousness of their position, urges the Queen to depart from rigid protocol and make herself visible to the public. At the same time as Diana’s death sends shockwaves through the Palace, Fayed processes the loss of his cherished son...

Episode 3: Dis-Moi Oui

Diana holidays on the Fayed yacht with Dodi once more, but with Dodi drained by a bitter lawsuit lodged by his former fiancée, the novelty is starting to wear off for Diana whose thoughts turn towards reuniting with William and Harry upon her return to London. A fateful diversion to Paris sees matters come to a head - against the backdrop of an intensified and aggressive media pursuit. 

Edith Bowman speaks with Producer Oona O Beirn, Director and Executive Producer Christian Schwochow and the actor playing Dodi Fayed, Khalid Abdalla.



Episode 2: Two Photographs

Diana’s blossoming romance with Dodi sees them return to the south of France, getting to know each other on an idyllic cruise away from prying eyes. Or so they think. Soon, an intimate image of the couple becomes a global tabloid sensation, threatening to derail Diana’s planned trip to Bosnia as part of her campaign against landmines. In Balmoral, meanwhile, Prince Charles’s private secretary senses an opening: he will respond to Diana’s tabloid photo with a family photo of Charles and his sons.

Edith Bowman speaks with Executive Producer Suzanne Mackie...

Episode 1: Persona Non Grata

As Princess Diana and the boys set off for St Tropez for a holiday courtesy of Mohamed Al Fayed, Prince Charles plans a glittering fiftieth birthday party at Highgrove that he hopes the Queen will attend. Fayed, too, is in strategizing mode. Unbeknownst to Diana, he hopes to engineer a romance between the Princess and his son, Dodi. But with a small complication: Dodi himself is already engaged to someone else.


In the opening episode of the series, Edith Bowman speaks with Writer and Creator Peter Morgan, Director Alex Gabassi, Head of Research Annie Sulzberger, a...