The new season of 'The Crown' features Princess Diana and Margaret Thatcher. Here's what you should know about them

Il fourth season di “La corona” è stato presentato in anteprima domenica e il pubblico è stato presentato a una sfilza di nuovi personaggi tratti dalle pagine della storia, including Princess Diana and former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

The Netflix dramawhich is based on real-life events but not entirely factualfollows the lives of the British royal family from the death of King George VI in 1952, when Queen Elizabeth II takes the throne.
Here are some facts that you should know about the iconic women while watchingor bingingthe new season:

principessa Diana

    • The late Princess Diana was born on July 1, 1961, in Sandringham in a home close to the royal estate in which the Windsors spent much of their time, secondo the royal household website.
    • Diana had two older sisters, Sarah and Jane, and a younger brother, Charles. Sarah and Prince Charles briefly dated in the late 1970s and Sarah eventually set her younger sister up with the royal heir.
    • Diana worked as a nanny and a kindergarten teacher shortly before she married Prince Charles in 1981.
    • Diana was only 20 when she married Charles — è stato 32.
    • Diana shared details about her life with British biographer Andrew Morton who nel 1992 pubblicato “Diana: Her True Storywhich details her bulimia and suicide attempts during the 1980s.
    • Diana became the first royal bride to omit the promise toobey her husband in her wedding vows. Both Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle followed their late mother-law’s lead by leaving the words out of their vows.
    • Diana played a major role in changing the perception of HIV/Aids in the mid-1980s after being photographed shaking the hand of a man suffering with the disease without gloves.
    • Princess Diana was killed in a car crash in Paris on August 31, 1997, along with her then-boyfriend Dodi Fayed. Diana’s two children, Prince William and Prince Harry have been vocal in their blaming of the paparazzi for their mother’s death.

      Margaret Thatcher

      • Margaret Thatcher was the first woman to serve as British prime minister. She also became the longest-serving prime minister of the 20th century after nearly 12 years in the job
      • Thatcher was given her nickname, il “Iron Lady,” by Soviet journalists after a 1976 speech in which she condemned communism.
      • Thatcher worked as a food scientist before entering politics. She had graduated from Oxford University in 1947 with a chemistry degree.
      • She married wealthy industrialist Denis Thatcher in 1951 and gave birth to twins Carol and Mark in 1953, according to a biography in Britannica.
      • Thatcher’s relationship with Queen Elizabeth II has been portrayed in the media asfrosty,” but Thatcher seems to contradict this in her memoir detto, “I always found the Queen’s attitude toward the work of government absolutely correctstories of clashes between ‘two powerful womenwere just too good not to make up.
      • Thatcher survived an attempted assassination nel 1984 when the Irish Republican Army bombed a hotel where she and other top government officials were assembled.
      • Thatcher died of a stroke in London at the age of 87 in aprile 8, 2013.

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