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The Queen Is 'Obsessed' With This Netflix Show During Quarantine

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By Rebecca Cukier

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is in lock-down like the rest of us. The 94-year-old monarch who is still horseback riding and reportedly eating her morning Corn Flakes out of Tupperware is stated to be keeping occupied with Netflix.

The Queen is, of course, social distancing, with her latest headline centering around a move to her Balmoral estate in Scotland. It will be a "summer holiday with her family – who can't go near her." One thing reportedly near and dear to the Brit is her current Netflix obsession. Scroll for more.

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94-Year-Old Queen Is Watching Netflix

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Her Majesty, currently in isolation with 22 staff members at Windsor Castle, is reported to be viewing an alternate version of herself via popular streaming platform Netflix. The show? It's "The Crown," which according to The Express, ranks highly for her.

"She really liked it, although there were obviously some depictions of events that she found too heavily dramatized," the newspaper reports. The Queen is reported to be "obsessed" with the hit series and on Season 1. She's also rumored to have been introduced to "The Crown" by youngest son Prince Edward. More below.

Not Her Only Lock-Down Obsession

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The royal-themed TV series is, apparently, not the only one Her Majesty is viewing. She is said to have warmed to "The Durrells," an ITV series also streaming on Netflix. The show is set in the 1930s and also stars an actor from "The Crown" – Josh O'Connor.

Her Majesty has also been maintaining her Royal duties amid the pandemic via video calls with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, himself a victim of coronavirus, having been hospitalized earlier this year and placed in the ICU prior to his recovery.

Son Prince Charles Tested Positive

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June saw Queen Elizabeth's son Prince Charles admit that he "got away lightly" after testing positive for COVID-19. The 71-year-old heir to the throne made global headlines for being a carrier and self-isolating with symptoms of the virus. Speaking to Sky News, Prince Charles said:

"I was lucky in my case...but I've had it. And I can so understand what other people have gone through. I feel particularly for those who have lost their loved ones and have been unable to be with them at the time. That, to me, is a ghastly thing." Skip the jump for more.

Addresses The Nation During Pandemic

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April saw Queen Elizabeth address Britain in a rare televised speech, evoking a Blitz spirit.

"I want to thank everyone on the NHS front line, as well as care workers and those carrying out essential roles, who selflessly continue their day-to-day duties outside the home in support of us all," she said, adding:

"I am sure the nation will join me in assuring you that what you do is appreciated and every hour of your hard work brings us closer to a return to more normal times.".

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