Who is in love with The Crown television series? The sweeping dramatisation of the House of Windsor has many glued to the lounge following events many will remember. Season four continues to unpack the journey of Queen Elizabeth II and introduces the timeline of Diana, Margaret Thatcher, the Falklands War and Camilla.
Whether you are a royal family fan or not, the lavish production, period costumes and acting has received numerous awards. However, critics continue to fight it out online about the accuracy of events.
The monarchy continues to have impact on news cycles. The wedding of Charles and Diana in 1981 broke records with 750 million tuning in worldwide to watch (source).
Twenty years later, that record was broken when 109 million watched William and Kate head down the aisle (source). Then in 2018, 1.9 billion viewers watched Meghan and Harry’s nuptials (source).
An estimated 2.5 billion watched the television broadcast of Princess Diana’s funeral. In comparison, the most watched world-wide live broadcast of all time is the FIFA World Cup in Russia in 2018 which had 3.5 billion viewers (source).
We love a good regal read. Library members have loaned royalty themed items 152,320 times! Discover a whole carriage-full of royalty titles for you to binge on.
Reserve these TV series and docos to watch at home on the couch throne:
- The Crown: the complete first season
- The Crown: the complete second season
- The Crown and Us: the story of the royals in Australia
- Princess Margaret: the rebel royal
- Victoria: season one
- Queen Elizabeth II: a lifetime of service by royal appointment
On the move? Keep going with these monarchy eBooks anywhere, anytime:
- A Royal Love Triangle: Diana remembered, Camilla revealed by Susanna De Vries
- William and Catherine: their lives, their wedding by Andrew Morton
- Elizabeth: the Queen and the crown by Sarah Gristwood
- Prince Philip: I know I am rude, but I like it: the Royals and the rest of us as seen by Prince Philip by Nigel Cawthorne
To get started, download the ePlatform and Libby apps, select Sunshine Coast Libraries and enter your member number and password.
Your Majesty! Stay on the lounge with these eMagazines:
- A Royal Celebration
- All About History Book of British Royals
- Young Royals
- Royal Women
- Life and Times of the Stuarts
- Royal Dynasties
- The Illustrated Royal Weddings
To get started using free eMagazines download the RBDigital app, select Sunshine Coast Libraries and enter your member number and password.
Stream these monarchy movies on Beamafilm – yes please Your Majesty:
First-time customers, enter your library member number and create a Beamafilm account. Repeat customers, sign in with your email and your Beamafilm password.
Looking for more red-hot royal chat? Settle in with these podcasts:
- Royal Central
- The HeirPod – Royal News and Interviews
- Royally Obsessed
- Palace Intrigue: a daily Royal Family podcast
- The Royal Watcher
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