17 Dramatic Things That Happened on The Crown & How It Actually Went Down IRL

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In case you missed it, Netflix released the second season of its hit show The Crown just over a week ago. It continues to follow the lives of the British royal family, this time in the late 1950s and early 1960s. If you thought that season one packed in the drama, you're in for a real treat in these ten new episodes. SO MUCH GOES DOWN. Who knew that Queen Elizabeth and her family led such scandalous lives?

Trouble is, how much of this drama is fact? How much of the action did the showrunners invent for entertainment purposes? How can you know what's accurate and what's not? Don't worry – we've got you covered. We've taken a look at some of The Crown‘s major events and found out what's fact and what's fiction. How much of it is true might actually surprise you! **WARNING: MAJOR SPOILERS FOR SEASON TWO FOLLOW. Read on at your own risk.**