The Crown – Season Four – Episode 6 – Terra Nullius
Plot: On a tour of Australia, Diana struggles to balance motherhood with her royal duties while both she and Charlie cope with their marriage difficulties.
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: Terra Nullius starts when Australia elects a new prime minister Bob Hawk (Richard Roxburgh) who is against the royal family, Queen Elizabeth II (Olivia Colman) needs Prince Charles (Josh O’Connor) and Princess Diana (Emma Corrin) will need to visit Australia, with their first baby William joining them, with Diana not wanting to leave William for a single moment on the tour, only to be forced into this. The trip gives Charles and Diana a chance to air their marriage problems with Charles still being overly connected to Camila, something that will need to change to help this tour become the success it ends up becoming.
Thoughts on The Crown – Season Four – Episode 6 – Terra Nullius
Thoughts – Terra Nullius is one of the most intimate episodes for Charles and Diana, highlighting their problems, Diana’s ability to bring the crowds with her, building bridges that might have started to fall apart between Great Britain and other nations in the world, this time Australia. We get wonderful performances from Josh O’Connor and Emma Corrin who carry this episode with their performances. On the grander picture we get to see how Princess Diana became the figure we might well all remember, with her natural performances of goodness on front of the camera, unlike any other member of the royal family, but behind the scenes Diana was suffering from her own eating disorders, ones she keeps to herself.
Final Thoughts – Terra Nullius shows a turning point in Princess Diana, one that sees her embraced by the public and finding herself exposed by the Royal Family. 4/5