SCREENSHOTS: Fans Spot Big Error in 'The Crown' Season 3 Trailer

October 21, 2019

The times - and the cast - are changing on “The Crown.”

Netflix released a new trailer for the acclaimed show’s third season which sees Oscar-winner Olivia Colman taking over as Queen Elizabeth II, following Claire Foy’s two-year reign in the lead role, reported Variety.

Taking place between 1964- 1977, the clips finds Her Majesty dealing with an increasingly chaotic Britain as a voiceover says, “The country is bankrupt. Our national security is in tatters.… This is no longer peace time.”

As a cover of Bob Dylan’s “The Times They Are A-Changin” plays in the background, a montage shows images of national political unrest juxtaposed with internal royal family drama.

Other cast changes include Tobias Menzies stepping in for Matt Smith as Prince Philip and Helena Bonham Carter replacing Vanessa Kirby as Princess Margaret.

While the Emmy-winning series has been lauded for its lavish production and overall historical accuracy, one eagle-eye viewer has already noticed a factual error in the new season, according to Hello.

In the beginning of the trailer, a radio broadcast celebrating the Queen’s Silver Jubilee in 1977 is heard saying, "This is Jubilee day. This is a day as gruelling as the Queen's coronation 25 years ago."

But a fact-checking fan was quick to point out the problem with the voiceover by commenting, "Interesting. The Silver Jubilee was 24 years after the coronation, not 25."

As it turns out, while the Queen ascended to the throne in 1952, her ceremonial coronation didn’t occur until the following year in 1953. So the Silver Jubilee in 1977 really was 24 years after her coronation. Hopefully, someone isn’t getting fired over this!

Mistakes aside, the new season will also cover the Cold War, Beatlemania, England winning the World Cup and the emergence of Prince Charles’ early relationship with future-wife Camilla Parker Bowles.

Season three of “The Crown” premieres November 17th on Netflix.

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