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Only Someone Obsessed With The Royal Family Will Know If These Plotlines From "The Crown" Actually Happened IRL

Get ready to fact-check.

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  1. Did Venetia Scott really die during the Great Smog?
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    Yes
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    No
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    No

    Venetia Scott is actually a fictional character.

    No
    Via Netflix
  2. Did a television crew capture footage of a spat between Elizabeth and Philip?
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    Yes
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    No
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    Yes

    The crew later destroyed the film.

    Yes
    Via Netflix
  3. Was Lord Porchester a close friend of the Queen?
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    Yes
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    No
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    Yes

    Lord "Porchey" Porchester remained a close friend of Queen Elizabeth until his death in 2001.

    Yes
    Via Netflix
  4. Did the Duke of Windsor really call Queen Elizabeth "Shirley Temple" behind her back?
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    Yes
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    No
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    Yes

    There are accounts of him using nicknames for her and other members of the family.

    Yes
    Via Netflix
  5. Did Winston Churchill burn Graham Sutherland's painting of him?
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    Yes
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    No
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    No

    The painting was destroyed after his death and was never displayed after its unveiling.

    No
    Via Netflix
  6. Did Queen Elizabeth dance with the president of Ghana during that trip to Accra?
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    Yes
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    No
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    Yes

    The Queen did, in fact, dance with Ghanaian President Kwame Nkrumah and the trip was considered a political success.

    Yes
    Via Netflix
  7. Did Prince Philip fire Mike Parker once news of his divorce broke out?
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    Yes
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    No
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    No

    In fact, the royal couple asked him to stay on. It wasn't until a month later that they accepted his resignation.

    No
    Via Netflix
  8. Did Antony Armstrong-Jones have an affair with Camilla Fry?
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    Yes
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    No
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    Yes

    In fact, he admitted to being the biological father of her and Jeremy Fry's eldest daughter, born just three weeks after his marriage to Princess Margaret.

    Yes
    Via Netflix
  9. Did Princess Margaret send the image captured by Armstrong-Jones to The Times?
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    Yes
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    No
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    Yes

    Although this actually happened in 1967, after the two were already married.

    Yes
    Via Netflix
  10. Finally, did Prince Philip have an affair with Galina Ulanova?
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    Yes
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    No
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    Wrong!

    No

    While the series includes this story line because of real rumors of an affair, there was never evidence of a relationship with Galina Ulanova. The real-life rumors were centered around actress Pat Kirkwood.

    No
    Via Netflix

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