The Crown – Season Four – Episode 3 – Fairytale
Plot: After Charles proposes, Diana moves into Buckingham Palace and finds her life filled with princess training, loneliness and Camilla Parker Bowles
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: Fairytale starts in the aftermath of Prince Charles (Josh O’Connor) proposal to Lady Diana Spencer (Emma Corrin), Queen Elizabeth II (Olivia Colman) suggests Diana moving into Buckingham Palace to keep her out of the spotlight of the media and to help teach her the ways of being a princess, with the new duties and responsibilities she will be facing in the future. What Lady Diana slowly starts to learn is that this new engagement will mean she will have to move away from her friends, being left alone to train in a world she wasn’t completely prepared for, with one of her only friends turning out to be Camila Parker Bowles (Emerald Fennell).
Thoughts on The Crown – Season Four – Episode 3 – Fairytale
Thoughts – Fairytale puts the firm focus on Lady Diana and the sudden adjustment to her life, a young lady that was enjoying the social life with friends that gets thrown into isolation and loneliness because of her new engagement. Emma Corrin is the star of this episode, showing the change her character is going through, the suffering she goes through when dealing with a world she wasn’t prepared for, leading up to the big wedding. We do get to go through the training ideas that Lady Diana must through, which does reflect what the Queen herself went through, but doesn’t want to pass on her advice on the newest member of the family. We do get to see just how not everything is what Lady Diana thought it would be, but she starts to show her frustrations of not being able to do things her own way.
Final Thoughts – Fairytale is a career making performance from Emma Corrin that will show the transitions Lady Diana would go through. 4/5