Princess Anne Has Some Thoughts About 'The Crown'

Caroline Hallemann
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Princess Anne Has Some Thoughts About 'The Crown'
Princess Anne Has Some Thoughts About 'The Crown'

From Good Housekeeping

Princess Anne, Queen Elizabeth's only daughter, turns 70 next month, and in honor of the milestone, a new documentary offers new insight into the Princess Royal's life.

The program, titled Anne: The Princess Royal at 70, aired on ITV in the UK, and there were a few key interview moments you my have missed.

In one, Anne admits to having seen a few early episodes of The Crown, Peter Morgan's popular Netflix series, which dramatizes royal history. Anne isn't an ardent watcher of the program anymore, but what she has seen, she found "quite interesting."

That said, she does have some thoughts about her character's hair.

"Actually I read an article the other day about the, I don’t watch Netflix and The Crown, but the actress was talking about how long it took them to do their hair like I did," Anne said, referring to actress Erin Doherty, who plays a young Princess Royal in seasons 3 and 4 of the series. "And I'm thinking, 'How could you possibly take that long?' I mean, it takes me 10 or 15 minutes."

Photo credit: Netflix / Getty
Photo credit: Netflix / Getty

Last year, I spoke with Doherty about the process for perfecting her character's hair, and let's just say it took a little longer than 15 minutes.

"Makeup literally took 10 minutes, but hair, sometimes it would take two hours," she said.

"It's its own beast. Literally, I would sit in the chair, people would come in and go and come in and go, and I sat still in the same place. But it was so necessary for her character because it felt like her hair and her fashion were the way that she was able to express herself in the confined, controlled environment that she grew up in."

Photo credit: Des Willie / Netflix
Photo credit: Des Willie / Netflix

Doherty will return as Anne in The Crown's fourth season, which is expected to premiere later this year. Hopefully she didn't have to spend quite so much time in the hair and makeup trailer in preparation for those new episodes.

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