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The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has been challenging for everyone. Though restrictions in the U.K. have eased considerably, and the younger royals are back to work, Queen Elizabeth II remains in isolation due to her advanced age.

Though the queen and her husband, Prince Philip, seemingly have everything they could ever want at their disposal, this has been a drastic change for the queen. The sovereign monarch is used to being out and about constantly — something she’s done for the better part of seven decades. However, until a vaccine is developed, it’s safer for her to remain at her country estate.

Though she’s been video calling her family and holding virtual meetings with Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the queen also has quite a bit of free time on her hands. It seems that she’s really gotten into Netflix as a result.

Queen Elizabeth is still in isolation amid the coronavirus pandemic

The queen and Prince Philip are currently in quarantine with 22 staff members at Windsor castle. The staff includes Queen Elizabeth’s “master of the household,” her private secretary and his assistants, and other members of her senior staff.

The staff is remaining on the estate for a period of several weeks so they do not risk infection. “They won’t be seeing their families because no risks can be taken and they can’t go in and out,” an insider told The Sun. “The most important thing is to protect the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh from the virus. If something happened to them it doesn’t bear thinking about.”

Queen Elizabeth II adores Netflix

The queen already knows about Netflix. In fact, she’s watched Season 1 of The Crown, which is based on her life, in it’s entirety. She was introduced to the series through her youngest son, Prince Edward, and his wife, Sophie, Countess of Wessex.

According to The Daily Express, “She really liked it, although obviously there were some depictions of events that she found too heavily dramatized.”

In 2019, during her annual Christmas Day speech, Queen Elizabeth shouted out the series by showcasing a photo of herself and the Apollo 11 crew from 1969. The moon landing and the astronauts’ visit to Buckingham Palace were some of the main events in Season 3 of the series.


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Queen Elizabeth has been obsessed with this Netflix show lately

As much as Queen Elizabeth II appreciates The Crown it’s not her current quarantine obsession. Apparently the queen has become quite fond of the ITV series, The Durrells which is currently streaming on Netflix.

Set in the 1930s the series follows a British family who moves to Corfu, Greece for a new start. Actor Josh O’Connor (who coincidentally also stars in The Crown as Prince Charles) stars on The Durrells discovered that the queen is a major fan. He told Radio Times,

A crew member [from The Crown] came to me one day and distracted me by talking about The Durrells. Previously, they had taken a photo of me [in character as Prince Charles] and sent it to someone, who’d sent it to someone else, who’d then sent it to someone else. As they were explaining it, I’d lost interest about who’d the photo had been sent to.he crew member said that someone who saw the picture told him, ‘I loved him in The Durrells, it’s one of my favorite shows.’ I just said, ‘Oh, that’s good,’ thanked him and walked off. They said it was the most under-appreciated reply to their story. Because the fan they were talking about was the Queen.