Peter Morgan, the screenwriter behind the series, revealed how he experienced a ‘turning point’ while researching the former prime minister for the upcoming fourth series of the crown. The series is set between the 1970s and early 1990s, and depicts Margaret Thatcher’s relationship with the king.
The late Mrs. Thatcher is played by Gillian Anderson, who joins Olivia Coleman as Queen Elizabeth II.
Speaking to Vanity Fair, Morgan expressed his surprise when he learned that Queen and Mrs. Thatcher were born half a year apart.
Before discussing how the two women are similar in many ways, he described the fact as “a big turning point for me”.
Queen meets Margaret Thatcher (ra) at the National Portrait Gallery in 2000
The crown creator said: “Because of their generation, they had a lot in common – they were both very energetic, very committed, incredibly hardworking and extraordinarily committed. Both have a strong Christian faith. ”
Mr. Morgan added that there were generations by two prominent figures. However, he said the two had different ideas on how to govern Britain.
The two are rumored to be at loggerheads over central political issues at the time, including the miners’ strike.
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Screenwriter Peter Morgan describes learning about the relationship between the Queen and Mrs. Thatcher
Historian Ben Pimlott once described the king as “a lieutenant”, The Independent.
At other times, the two may have had a close relationship – they had about 11 years to nurture it – and the Queen expressed sympathy when Mrs. Thatcher was ousted from power in the early 90s.
Although on stage more than Netflix, Morgan has previously portrayed Mrs. Thatcher and the Queen.
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Margaret Thatcher and the Queen were similar in many ways, not the others
His play, The Audience, released in 2013, envisions the Queen’s private meetings with each of the UK’s prime ministers.
Similarly, the meetings between Mrs. Thatcher and the Queen were explored.
There are real life situations that point to the relationship between the two.
The Queen meets regularly with all the Prime Ministers
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One such meeting took place in 2005 when the Queen and Prince Philip were invited to Mrs. Thatcher’s 80th birthday party.
Lord Powell, the former prime minister’s foreign affairs adviser, said: “Mrs. Thatcher presented one of the deepest curtains I ‘ve ever seen.”
Margaret Thatcher resigned in November 1990. Conservative Prime Minister John Major served until 1997.
Margaret Thatcher was succeeded by John Major
The Queen has a special relationship with the current Prime Minister.
By tradition, the king does not involve himself in politics or vote, but she regularly meets with key holders on Dominion Street.
They have the right to appoint or dismiss the Prime Minister.