With season 4 of the Crown nearly upon us, let’s have a look at the royal women we’ll see in season 4. The fourth season will cover the years 1977 until 1990.
The Queen – The most obvious royal woman we’ll see will be The Queen as she is the headline act, so to speak. She’ll be portrayed by Olivia Colman and in a flashback by Claire Foy.
Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother – The widowed Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother remained an active member of the royal family during these years, and she’ll be portrayed by Marion Bailey.
Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon – The Queen’s sister divorced in 1978, which I am sure will be covered in the season, and it was already alluded to in the previous season. She’ll be portrayed by the fabulous Helena Bonham Carter.
Anne, Princess Royal – We’ve already met the sassy Princess in the previous season, and I am sure she’ll continue to wow us this season. She’ll be portrayed by Erin Doherty.
The Duchess of Cornwall – Still known as Camilla Parker Bowles during these years, we’ll see The Duchess of Cornwall portrayed by Emerald Fennell.
Diana, Princess of Wales – This season will see the introduction of Lady Diana Spencer, later known as The Princess of Wales as Prince Charles’s wife and Diana, Princess of Wales after their divorce. I expect that her storyline will take over much of the season. She’ll be portrayed by Emma Corrin.
Sarah, Duchess of York – We’ll also see the introduction of Prince Andrew’s wife and later ex-wife Sarah Ferguson. She was known as The Duchess of York during her marriage and as Sarah, Duchess of York after the divorce. She’ll be portrayed by Jessica Aquilina.
The Duchess of Windsor – The fourth season is said to also cover the death of The Duchess of Windsor in 1986. It is unclear who will portray her, but perhaps it will also be Geraldine Chaplin who portrayed her in the third season.
I’m hoping we’ll see some members of the extended family as well like the Duchess of Kent, Princess Michael of Kent and the Duchess of Gloucester.