Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have worked had to project a couple-next-door image of their life in their cutely named London home, Nottingham Cottage.
Whether its picking up a Christmas tree, shopping at Whole Foods, or proposing over a roast chicken, Harry and Meghan have done a good job of making it seem like they are the type of people you could call up and borrow a cup of sugar from.
Now comes further evidence of their utter normality: They watch The Crown together (presumably Meghan’s most asked question is, “Is that true?”)
The Daily Beast has previously suggested that Meghan could pick up some valuable pointers on the best ways to handle royal life by watching the Netflix series charting the life and times of Queen Elizabeth II and her fractious family.
Now, the writer Katie Nicholl, author of a new Harry bio, Harry: Life, Loss, and Love, has told Entertainment Tonight how they lead a very normal home life and even snuggle up and watch the show purporting to tell the inside story of the monarchy together.
“One of the lovely things that I discovered in the book about their courtship, and the romance, was just how ordinary it was. It was all behind the closed doors of the palace or Meghan’s Toronto apartment. But when she came over and stayed with Prince Harry at Nottingham Cottage, I was told that they loved nothing more than cooking some nice food, catching up on Netflix, and watching The Crown, which they apparently watch together.”
Robert Lacey, the historical consultant for The Crown, previously told The Daily Beast that he had been told senior member of the royal family had watched the show, although he said he suspects the queen herself would not be interested in watching it.
“I suppose it must be strange to sit down and watch a Netflix show about your very own family,” Nicholl said. “But, possibly it was quite a good way to introduce Meghan to royal life and give her a little bit of royal history.”
And probably more reassuring than, say, Game of Thrones.