The Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla Parker Bowles, had a run-in with her on-screen self, Emerald Fennell who portrayed the British Royal in the third and fourth season of Peter Morgan’s widely-acclaimed Netflix series, The Crown.
Clarence House held an event to celebrate International Women’s Day on Wednesday, March 9th, 2022, where leading women from politics, arts and business assembled. There, the duo met each other and had an extensive conversation.
While Morgan’s show seems to have incurred the displeasure of the Royal Family, Camilla was reportedly quite pleased to meet her television counterpart. Fennell called their meeting “absolutely delightful” and shared how “nervous” she was before meeting the Duchess.
However, she could not stop praising Camilla’s poise. “She’s been in the spotlight for a long time and has always weathered it with a lot of grace and good humour.”
Fennell refused to reveal the details of their conversation, saying, “You know what – I’m going to be very discreet, because if I’ve learnt anything it’s ‘loose lips sink ships’.”
Fennell played the younger version of the Duchess in the third and fourth series. Olivia Williams will be reprising the role for the fifth and sixth seasons, bringing an end to this epic Royal saga.
Following Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s flailing marriage, Bowles made a public appearance with Charles in 1999 before tying the knot in a civil ceremony in 2005 at the Windsor Guildhall.
The fifth and penultimate season of The Crown is scheduled to release sometime in November 2022. It will be tracing the most challenging and darkest times in Queen Elizabeth II’s reign, including the year 1992, which was proclaimed as “annus horibilis” by the Queen herself.
The final two seasons of this Emmy-winning show will star Imelda Staunton as the Queen, Elizabeth Debicki as Princess Diana and Dominic West as Prince Charles, among others.
Recently, the show underwent a massive setback in the form of a shocking £150,000 theft of gems, jewels and rare antiques from the sets of The Crown.