The Crown: Season 4

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As the 1970s are drawing to a close, Queen Elizabeth (Olivia Colman) and her family find themselves preoccupied with safeguarding... More

Where to watch The Crown: Season 4

The Crown: Season 4 is available to stream in New... More Zealand now on Netflix.

The Crown: Season 4 episodes

Episode 4.1

Gold Stick

As Elizabeth welcomes Britain's first woman prime minister and Charles... More meets a young Diana Spencer, an IRA attack brings tragedy to the royal family.

Episode 4.2

The Balmoral Test

Margaret Thatcher visits Balmoral but has trouble fitting in with... More the royal family, while Charles finds himself torn between his heart and family duty.
Episode 4.3


After Charles proposes, Diana moves into Buckingham Palace and finds... More her life filled with princess training, loneliness — and Camilla Parker Bowles.

Episode 4.4


While Margaret Thatcher struggles with the disappearance of her favorite... More child, Elizabeth reexamines her relationships with her four children.



As Thatcher's policies create rising unemployment, a desperate man breaks... More into the palace, where he finds Elizabeth's bedroom and awakens her for a talk.


Terra Nullius

On a tour of Australia, Diana struggles to balance motherhood... More with her royal duties while both she and Charles cope with their marriage difficulties.


The Hereditary Principle

Grappling with mental health issues, Margaret seeks help and discovers... More an appalling secret about estranged relatives of the royal family.



As many nations condemn apartheid in South Africa, tension mounts... More between Thatcher and Elizabeth over their clashing opinions on applying sanctions.



Charles is caught in a deadly avalanche, prompting both him... More and Diana to reevaluate their commitment to their troubled marriage.



Amid a growing challenge to her power, Thatcher fights for... More her position. Charles grows more determined to separate from Diana as their marriage unravels.

The Crown: Season 4 | Ratings & Reviews

    "Since the season is largely divided between Thatcher and Diana, you have some terrific Thatcher episodes and some really shaky Diana episodes, and unlike Season 2, which has been the show’s strongest thus far, there’s no major arc that ties everything together."


    "The encounters between the two women [The Queen and Margaret Thatcher] are a running theme, and make for delicious viewing. But the real star of this fourth season is, inevitably, Diana. ... It all makes for a riveting soap opera. And, against all this, Mrs Thatcher is almost light relief."

    The TelegraphThe Telegraph

    "Complemented with razor-sharp performances and furnished with the most luxurious set design that Netflix money can buy, “The Crown” has successfully sold itself as one of TV’s most serious dramas. The fourth season, in all its shameless glory, may be its most successful yet even as it puts that prestigious perception to bed."


    "Together, Thatcher and Diana give The Crown an energy and a sense of direction it lacked in the third season, and a feeling of verve the show has arguably never approached before. In the writing and in the performances, there is this sense that everyone involved has finally gotten to the good stuff, and they’re all pleased as punch about it."


    "The fourth season is the first in which the domestic tensions among the royals is anywhere near as interesting as the British history that unfolds outside the palace gates. Creator Peter Morgan and his writers remain impressive in their ability to condense national events into dramatically compelling crises-of-the-week and flesh out real-life personages through just a few scenes."

    Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

    "Season 4 largely succeeds because of the way Diana (Emma Corrin) and Thatcher (Gillian Anderson) are integrated into the cast and stories, and how creator Peter Morgan is able to use both characters as broader symbols for the monarchy's continual crash into modernity. It also doesn't hurt that Corrin and Anderson are both excellently suited for their roles."

    USA TodayUSA Today

    "It’s a season of next-level performances, really. Anderson’s turn as Thatcher is so viscerally physical. ... She is transformed."

    Entertainment WeeklyEntertainment Weekly

    "Beyond reveling in the tawdry candy-colored tale of Charles and Di, Morgan’s writing on the show routinely explores notions of classicism, privilege, sexism, and racism. But this time around, the undercurrents surface in a way that is timely, incisive, and, ultimately, more pointed and hopeful."


    "Yes, there is the odd historical inaccuracy, but it is in my view Peter Morgan's best series yet and, overall, five-star television."

    The TimesThe Times

    "Anchored by Margaret Thatcher and Charles and Di’s doomed marriage, the fourth season of Netflix’s royals drama may be its best yet."

    Vanity FairVanity Fair

    The Crown: Season 4 | Details

    Award winner
    Outstanding Drama Series, Lead Actor (O'Connor), Lead Actress (Colman), Supporting Actress (Anderson), Supporting Actor (Menzies), Guest Actress (Claire Foy), Directing, Writing, Cinematography, Picture Editing & Casting; Best Series - Drama, Actor (O'Connor), Actress (Corrin), Supporting Actress (Anderson), Golden Globes 2021
    Country of origin
    UK, USA

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