Beneath The Crown: The True Story of the Queen vs Margaret Thatcher

  Áhorf 667,410

Netflix UK & Ireland

2 mánuðum síðan

What caused the clashes between Queen Elizabeth and Margaret Thatcher throughout the 1980s? Anita Rani takes us on a trip to find some answers, with a wealth of rare archive material and enlightening facts.
The Crown Season Four. Now Streaming.
For more Beneath The Crown:
1. The True Story of the Queen vs Margaret Thatcher:
2. The True Story of Young Diana:
3. The True Story of Margaret Thatcher’s Rise to Power:
4. The True Story of Charles & Diana’s Australia Tour:
5. The True Story of Princess Diana’s New York Trip:
6. The True Story of Princess Margaret from ‘78 to ‘85:
7. The True Story of Margaret Thatcher’s Downfall:
About Netflix:
Netflix is the world's leading streaming entertainment service with over 195 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries and feature films across a wide variety of genres and languages. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on any internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without adverts or commitments.
Find Netflix UK on:
Or visit the Netflix WEBSITE:
Beneath The Crown: The True Story of the Queen vs Margaret Thatcher
In the 1980s, Elizabeth clashes with Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher while Prince Charles enters a tumultuous marriage with Lady Diana Spencer.

James McCormick
James McCormick Degi Síðan síðan
If the Queen hated Thatcher so much, then why did she invite her to Balmoral once a year and make MT’s funeral the only (except Winston Churchill’s) funeral she would attend
Abc Xyz
Abc Xyz 4 dögum síðan
This is BBC pulp-anti-Thatcher and pro-Elizabeth tripe.
Sara Aviori
Sara Aviori 13 dögum síðan
Aunty hersha???
Bewildered Brit
Bewildered Brit 13 dögum síðan
On paper it was progressive? Thats the problem with you leftists: obsessed with quotas.
Wayne A. W.
Wayne A. W. 15 dögum síðan
Rather odd that "Maggie" and EIIR would clash, as they both are "Saturnian" ladies, born with the planet Saturn angular: EIIR (Saturn/Midheaven) and "Maggie" (Saturn/Ascendant), both possessing a reverent sense of Duty in their inherent nature. Clair Foy's portrayal of the rarely-ever-smiling EIIR is spot-on, though Alas!, I have only arrived at Season 2, Episode 1: "Misadventure" thus far and "Maggie" has not yet come-to-appear. Prince Philip, en route to age 100 on 10th of June, is depicted favorably, playing with the children (Moon in Leo) in many instances throughout the series. Transiting Neptune (18 Pisces) square Philip's natal Sun (19 Gemini) could spell a natural death (in his sleep/Neptune), though astrology tends to fair best in hindsight, rather than in foresight. I love the historical backdrop of the series, such as at current where I am in the series, with the Suez Canal Crisis. Why didn't Elizabeth II Regina ever marry "Porchey"? Season 1, Episode 8: "Pride & Joy" at timestamp 00:44:15 -- I cried. I've become such a crybaby since my Progressed Sun (birthed at 12 Capricorn) is now going through Pisces, sigh.
G. L.
G. L. 16 dögum síðan
Does anyone know the brand of the white top Anita Rani is wearing??
G. L.
G. L. 16 dögum síðan
Love the Beneath The Crown series, very insightful!
ArgentFox 18 dögum síðan
All i learned from this is. The queen (monarchy) should be abolished. Time has already change.
gingerking76 18 dögum síðan
Not saying everything she achieved was without merit, but Thatcher was clearly tyrannical, massively egotistic and deliberately stubborn. The Queen done well to ride the waves she caused in the 80’s without really losing too much face. Personally, I would have played one of my ‘accident or heart attack free wildcard’ by about 1983 😉.
_ Noah _
_ Noah _ 21 degi síðan síðan
The Queen actually went to Thatchers funeral despite not going to any other PMs ones. They must have had a good relationship despite political disagreements.
Elizabeth Anderson
Elizabeth Anderson 26 dögum síðan
Women do not all get along with each other! So this notion women can do a better job is not true at all. In fact, women tend to be more petty towards one another.
Pj Canta
Pj Canta 26 dögum síðan
im inspired
LyricalXilence 27 dögum síðan
This reminds me of the saying The monarch always must win. This whole video is kissing Elizabeth's butt.
TheSolracCat Mánuði síðan
Most of what is said here as the "true story" is nothing more than the script of the series. The truth about their relationship is far from that.
n83able Mánuði síðan
I loved her voice
TheDarkLordoftheInternet Mánuði síðan
I was surprised when Margaret Thatcher dissected that space alien body from a UFO crash.
MARSBELLA1 Mánuði síðan
Thank you for these - its great to know the true history. Thats what we all want!
Lei Demo
Lei Demo Mánuði síðan
economics over moral. Very well my aprentice. Rise Darth Tatcher, because now you are a sith
Jake Miller
Jake Miller Mánuði síðan
OK so this video was super fascinating to me. I'm American and had no idea my govt invaded a Commonwealth country and embarrassed our closest friends in the 80's (before I was born but still). Thanks public school!
David Chinna
David Chinna Mánuði síðan
With reference to the crown The profumo scandal Brought down the Macmillan Government As did gordon at khartoum With the gladstone government And Watergate the downfall Of nixon However the monarchy survives Even the abdication didnt bring It down Obviously monarchy has a hidden Strength which politics doesn't have
joserro Mánuði síðan
Maggie opposed sanctions on apartheid for the economic hit, but had no issue doubling unemployment during her first three years in office?
Andy Diony Gomez
Andy Diony Gomez Mánuði síðan
The Crown depicts Margaret Tatcher in certain areas.
Shourya Agnihotri.
Shourya Agnihotri. Mánuði síðan
This season should've had more of thatcher .... Crown series did injustice to thatcher by showing her soo Little
Stuparu Mihai
Stuparu Mihai Mánuði síðan
Thatcher and the Queen were anything but progressive. Anytime I hear the word progressive, especially when it comes about the ex prime minister of UK, I cringe.
Ivan Bombana
Ivan Bombana 10 dögum síðan
@Stuparu Mihai no no... British English is different....
Stuparu Mihai
Stuparu Mihai 10 dögum síðan
@Ivan Bombana you mean IN english. You`re welcome!
Ivan Bombana
Ivan Bombana 10 dögum síðan
@Stuparu Mihai really? And Is this correct in British English too?
Stuparu Mihai
Stuparu Mihai 10 dögum síðan
@Ivan Bombana you can also use ex.
Ivan Bombana
Ivan Bombana 10 dögum síðan
Ex? You mean former PM
Camila Francisca Cortés Contreras
Camila Francisca Cortés Contreras Mánuði síðan
Will there be spanish subtitles for this?
rose west
rose west Mánuði síðan
thatcher was a corrupt, bigoted self serving witch and this country, especially the north is still scarred by her evil doings to this day. i pray she burns in hell.
Gled Wood
Gled Wood Mánuði síðan
5:03 Murdoch did not have "control over the country's media" just a relatively small though influential part: he owned The Times, The Sunday Times, The Sun and the News of the World. There was no BSkyB back then and by far the biggest media player was the BBC! They were far more powerful in Britain than Rupert Murdoch has ever been!
Aakarsh Kabir
Aakarsh Kabir Mánuði síðan
Women are not harassed by men They get harrassed by another women SadButTruth 😂😂😂
Jakub Braun
Jakub Braun Mánuði síðan
In true girl power manner, Thatcher proved thay women can funnel cash to south american death squads and support the apartheid just as well as men.
haitiano1982 Mánuði síðan
Wtf is she wearing ? A michellin man suit?
Dhel of the Zhangkani
Dhel of the Zhangkani Mánuði síðan
What made their relationship uncomfortable you say? The other one fought and clawed their way to power, while the other was born with a golden spoon. Of course, Margaret would never bow down to someone weaker than her.
Gaby Gaby Toy
Gaby Gaby Toy Mánuði síðan
The queen is an ornamental figure... not necessary,
Sleep Cove
Sleep Cove Mánuði síðan
We all still benefit from Thatcher's polices in the UK. From Unions not holding the country to ransom at a whim, from the amazing benefits normal people had when they could buy their council houses (my grandparents included), from helping create the best financial hub and sector in the world that our public services reply on for their tax revenue funding. Of course she got things wrong and ex-mining communities still are deprived. But very bitter socialists who can't face the fact that socialism died in the 1980s will never forgive her. If you are a young person growing up in the UK, and listen to the BBC you would think she was not popular. She won 3 general elections and then Major won after her. The bitter leftists are just very loud.
able adelaide
able adelaide Mánuði síðan
This "tension" is a total fabrication. Thatcher was appointed Lady of the Garter and awarded the Order of Merit, the highest honour in the land and the exclusive gift of the Sovereign. Furthermore HM the Queen attended The Baroness Thatchers funeral, only the second PM to receive such honour since Winston Churchill himself. Scarcely the actions of one with intense dislike for the other.
StimParavane Mánuði síðan
Thatcher sold council houses on the cheap, privatized state industries on the cheap, wasted £100bn of North Sea oil revenues on tax cuts, and then claimed there was some sort of economic revolution even though in retrospect her policies just made the rich richer at the expense of the nation. She set out to smash the unions, had no sympathy for the massive unemployment caused by her mismanagement, and didn't even care about the decline of manufacturing industry and the impact on the Northern communities it affected. The worst aspect was the "Big Bang" deregulation of the City which directly led to the reckless behavior of investment banks and the subsequent stock market crashes. Smoke and mirrors. She was a callous, arrogant, and self-serving idealogue who could not even understand why the poll tax was hated, and why she was detested by anyone not motivated by greed, selfishness, and the acquisition of power.
Sleep Cove
Sleep Cove Mánuði síðan
@StimParavane everyone had the option to buy their council house. The city pays for a lot of social policies and welfare. It would in France or Germany if not London. Sorry you are jealous of it.
StimParavane Mánuði síðan
@Sleep Cove You mean you and your family did OK under Thatcher. Yes, she rewarded the people who voted for her but screwed the rest of the country. Well done. I'm sure you're proud of yourself for your self-serving way of life. I'm ashamed of the 40% of the country who voted for her nasty ideology. As I said, she wasted £100bn of oil revenues instead of investing them for the benefit of the whole nation like Norway has done. And, by deregulating the City created the conditions for the subsequent stock market crashes but hey, you don't give a shit about anyone else as there's "no such thing as society" in Thatcher's world view. Who are you people? Have a look at a documentary on youtube called The Spider's Web which reveals a lot about the influence the City of London has on our politics.
Sleep Cove
Sleep Cove Mánuði síðan
We all still benefit from Thatcher's polices in the UK. From Unions not holding the country to ransom at a whim, from the amazing benefits normal people had when they could buy their council houses (my grandparents included), from helping create the best financial hub and sector in the world that our public services reply on for their tax revenue funding. Of course she got things wrong and ex-mining communities still are deprived. But very bitter socialists who can't face the fact that socialism died in the 1980s will never forgive her. If you are a young person growing up in the UK, and listen to the BBC you would think she was not popular. She won 3 general elections and then Major won after her. The bitter leftists are just very loud.
Coeus Game
Coeus Game Mánuði síðan
richgirls26 Mánuði síðan
Terrible. Thatcher encouraged the press to report on the royal family affairs. Absolutely terrible. Good the witch is dead
mubarak khan
mubarak khan Mánuði síðan
Thatcher was a bitch, worst prime minister ever. Clashed with the Queen to protect her son's business interests in South Africa.
Vinay k
Vinay k Mánuði síðan
Give Gillian the Emmy already..!! Just episodes in and I am already convinced..
carol King
carol King Mánuði síðan
I believe the Queen felt inferior to Margaret Thatchers brilliant brain and education. The poor Queen was only allowed a governess and knew political protocol, dogs and horses.
Binary Sunset Media
Binary Sunset Media Mánuði síðan
Sucks to be former CANADIAN prime minister Brian Mulroney Netflix completely replaced him in the Commonwealth photo. He was right next to Thatcher. I consider the historical accuracy selective...
Abir Ghosh
Abir Ghosh Mánuði síðan
Gillian Anderson seems to be mocking Margaret thatcher... Continuously craning her neck like a stork.. The voice is good though
maxhammertruth Mánuði síðan
Netflix! Please do a documentary on the Trump transnational crime syndicate.
Flong Flong Lee
Flong Flong Lee Mánuði síðan
fair enough there also should be a documentary on Biden's unscrupulous deals to which his son Hunter is involved boy I ain't a Trump fanatic but you are such a fucking hypocrite at all levels boy how about I put a big hole on your face instead ☺️
JJ Kouper
JJ Kouper Mánuði síðan
The Royals should submit to DNA testing- have they spread their seeds all over the world - ?
Michael Lucas
Michael Lucas Mánuði síðan
This presenter does a good job!👍🏽
Gary Castro
Gary Castro Mánuði síðan
Margaret Thatcher, love her or hate her, was a GREAT WOMAN. She embraced her femininity and her power on such a significant and sophisticated level.
Gary Castro
Gary Castro Mánuði síðan
That blows my mind that Gillian Anderson, who played a very American Scully from the X Files also played a very British Margaret Thatcher soooo perfectly. Holy crap. I didn't even know it was her until I saw the comments. How is that possible that she did such a phenomenal job on playing Thatcher?
TheCandiceWang 7 dögum síðan
If you're impressed I Rec watching Gillian in her "Great Expectations" role :)
D'Naira Dior
D'Naira Dior 7 dögum síðan
Same! During the promo for season 4 of "The Crown", I couldn't understand why Thatcher looked so familiar bc I was sure I didn't know the actress, only to find out it was Gillian. I was so excited and shocked bc now Gillian is in my 2 favorite shows
Drew Terry
Drew Terry Mánuði síðan
Hard to believe that in this day, most Brits still support these useless, spoiled, and inbred figureheads to the tune of over $100M a year by the hard working British tax payers.. What a colossal waste of money.
hamanu666 Mánuði síðan
They bring in approximately 550 million pounds due to tourism of their palaces and castle according to Brand Finance report. They contributed a total of 1.8 billion pounds to the UK economy in 2017. So technically they are worth the 100 million pounds when they directly return five and half times directly from visits and eighteen times that number to the UK economy.
JackJincklesJones Jr.
JackJincklesJones Jr. Mánuði síðan
Incredible, did Thatcher actually do a press conference bragging about her support for apartheid?
The Cardinalium
The Cardinalium Mánuði síðan
Yeah she is the Iron lady after all!! U turn if you wanted to!
Rv4 Guy
Rv4 Guy Mánuði síðan
If you want to tell a "true story" it should be backed up by historical evidence, not clips from a fictional dramatic mini series. You are using these fiction scenes with made up dialog to confirm your version of history thereby implying that the dialog in these scenes is real. It is not.
dranelemakol Mánuði síðan
Gillian Andersons voice is horrible!
dranelemakol Mánuði síðan
Décon necté
Décon necté Mánuði síðan
Ep 8 was the best of this season
The Sage Traveler
The Sage Traveler Mánuði síðan
And Hilary Clinton snubbed Margaret Thatcher by leaving her out of her book about "gutsy" women simply because MT was conservative. She's one of the gutsiest women in history.
Royal Shuvro
Royal Shuvro Mánuði síðan
Dolce Jones
Dolce Jones Mánuði síðan
Two most racist women in the History 👎🏽
Luis Pablo Seit
Luis Pablo Seit Mánuði síðan
Listo. Hagan la serie de Margaret, no discutan ni expliquen más.
Kanwar Anand
Kanwar Anand Mánuði síðan
I learned that I should speak in a slow purposeful drawl from the character of Thatcher.
William Lane
William Lane Mánuði síðan
"Working mothers" in "public service roles?" I'm a QE2 supporter but c'mon
Shoeting Star
Shoeting Star Mánuði síðan
I'm sorry I love Gillian. However, I can't reconcile her portrayal with the available video of Thatcher. She presented her on the Crown as humorless and geriatric, like an old, dusty creaky attic door. When she was actually vibrant, alive, and colorful. (This is NOT an endorsement or attack of her politics.)
Stephen OSullivan
Stephen OSullivan Mánuði síðan
It may be unfair to compare, but Anderson’s performance pales in comparison to Streep’s in The Iron Lady.
Paulo Vaqueiro
Paulo Vaqueiro Mánuði síðan
Las malvinas son argentinas trolos 🇦🇷🇦🇷🇦🇷
charli otero
charli otero Mánuði síðan
calling the queen a "working mother" is a bit of a stretch, i think
RBC 2 dögum síðan
Absent mother is better
Diegus Maximus
Diegus Maximus 3 dögum síðan
Well as queen u dont just sit around all day its a lot more complicated, and they r working mothers since she almost never saw her children cuz she had to work lol
Carlos Gámez
Carlos Gámez Mánuði síðan
sylvianblue Mánuði síðan
Gillians was a triumph
cherry316316 Mánuði síðan
what will happen head of state and government end up fighting or disagree and they don't have those weekly meetings. is it so bad? does the head of government have to keep bowing to the state?
Joaquin Praveen Vishnu
Joaquin Praveen Vishnu Mánuði síðan
Fantastic work Ms. Rani
Devdoot Sarkar
Devdoot Sarkar Mánuði síðan
She's calling the queen by her name. Isn't that disrespectful?😅
EDGEDAZZA Mánuði síðan
U expect two women to get along ever?
Muchindu Mwananyanda
Muchindu Mwananyanda Mánuði síðan
the british monarchy is an evil establishment
Jeffrey McKinley
Jeffrey McKinley Mánuði síðan
I had my doubts about Gillian Anderson playing Thatcher but after watching the whole season I think she did a splendid job. I will have to watch Iron Lady again to see if she outdid the great Meryl Streep.
gbvoul Mánuði síðan
A bit if propaganda, but yes - less fortunate people in need want money as well, as Margaret so eloquently put
Darlene Mánuði síðan
I love Dennis and Margaret's scenes in Balmoral. Funny and realistic.
Noah Rendon
Noah Rendon Mánuði síðan
Imagine still being a part of the Commonwealth and not becoming independent.
Daniel Whyatt
Daniel Whyatt Mánuði síðan
She is a perfect narrator for this.
She also not bad to look at
Peter Sicheri
Peter Sicheri Mánuði síðan
Got to love an island of people who cherish their history very much so must say it's going to go down in the history books as Britain just an island will dominate the history books for here on out this is insane we don't stop hearing about them because secretly we love them and we hate them it's the drama it's the what is it's about what has and what have nots Netflix you're rocking it with the crown now when will I get my crown thank you 😇
Chaim Magal
Chaim Magal Mánuði síðan
The Brighton bombing was not even mentioned. Isn't it strange?
Rosemary Reid
Rosemary Reid Mánuði síðan
Chaim Magal....I thought the same thing.
heather zloty
heather zloty Mánuði síðan
Down with the monarchy ! Why do you brits butt kiss them???
hamanu666 Mánuði síðan
Because they bring in a lot more tourist money then it cost the tax payers to keep them in the lifestyle they are accustomed. Just type how much does the royal family contribute to UK tourism. 100 million pounds to generate 1.8 billion pounds. Its not just tradition; its cold hard cash.
Matt Ferguson
Matt Ferguson Mánuði síðan
the acting and directing in The Crown is great, but whenever you compare the plot to the real history, the writing is found sadly lacking. This true story of Maggie and Beth's relationship provides much better dramatic material than the make-believe version we got.
Karen Tpurple2
Karen Tpurple2 Mánuði síðan
Wish you guys close caption
John Mark Dacles
John Mark Dacles Mánuði síðan
It's just an entertainment want monarchy gone., an overhyped and exaggerated scenarios watched by people over and over again. Until they will believe that these series/show is all true, just to gain more viewers and popularity
The London Storyteller
The London Storyteller Mánuði síðan
What Anita Rani doesn't explain is why Gillian Anderson has portrayed Thatcher in the style of Baron Silas Greenback from 80s hit cartoon, Danger Mouse....
mike M
mike M Mánuði síðan
Why isn't there more outrage that thatchers kid was in south africa when she stood behind there not being sanctions?
Randy Schwing
Randy Schwing Mánuði síðan
Gillian Anderson gave a fantastic performance as Thatcher...but it was a later Thatcher voice that she used throughout...that's my only criticism. Otherwise brilliant and better than Meryl Streep's portrayal imo.
Nando Marrero
Nando Marrero Mánuði síðan
What an evil bitch was Thatcher. Once in power she forgot her humble origins just to mix herself with the Establishment... What a disgrace. The Royal family, well... they are clearly dysfunctional.
Schroeders Current events
Schroeders Current events Mánuði síðan
This is almost entirely a lie... the queen and MT had a great relationship, personally, and for some reason these liberal producers actually blended history to make her look bad... unbelievable
Zero Genesis
Zero Genesis Mánuði síðan
Ummm where tf did u get this from? It is known that there was always tension between the 2.
Patricia Bilinkas
Patricia Bilinkas Mánuði síðan
Elizabeth was jealous of Thatcher, who stood up to her.
Rinto Julian
Rinto Julian Mánuði síðan
After know this, I think The Queen is better person than Thatcher, especially about South Africa & Grenada, also nickname Milk Snatcher is a portrait how Thatcher as politician....well it is just my opinion
Jessica Gonzàlez
Jessica Gonzàlez Mánuði síðan
Her appearance is incredible also...
Mark Casey
Mark Casey Mánuði síðan
This was such a complete waste of time. There’s nothing additional to what is described in the Crown.
Ricardo Neves
Ricardo Neves Mánuði síðan
So even the good samaritan can be politicised, wow.
Josue Martinez
Josue Martinez Mánuði síðan
I love learning new things like this while doing my morning routine 😇
Ricardo Neves
Ricardo Neves Mánuði síðan
Gillian did impress me, sometimes actors do need to try different roles to portray even further their talents, what an outstanding performance.
Rexy The Hound
Rexy The Hound Mánuði síðan
Whatever you think of her... she was a force of nature and incredible woman
Arbe Bitbit
Arbe Bitbit Mánuði síðan
Seems like a lot of stories here was not even mentioned in the series
Blue Eyes
Blue Eyes Mánuði síðan
I cannot get beyond Gillian Anderson’s phony UK accent! It’s absolutely terrible and ruins this season of The Crown!
Emil Catalin
Emil Catalin Mánuði síðan
Gillian is Margaret Heart Snatcher.....
Emil Catalin
Emil Catalin Mánuði síðan
Trapped between two Margarets.....
Limbos Vi
Limbos Vi Mánuði síðan
We all know that among women, a woman cannot trust or form an alliance with another woman, the distrust is bigger. It doesn't matter if your the Queen or the PM.
Martin Isherwood
Martin Isherwood Mánuði síðan
The I think you need to look up somethings a Prime minister is not able to go too war after all the Queen is commander in chief of the forces the have to ask the Queen but normally the pm will use the royal prerogative, and all ministers use royal prerogatives as Sovereign she chooses not to declare a position or getting involved or anything like that
A Message from President Donald J. Trump
The White House
Áhorf 2,7 m.
Hacksmith Industries
Áhorf 7 m.
The Crown Season 4 | Becoming Thatcher | Netflix
Netflix UK & Ireland
Áhorf 419 þ.
The Life Of The Real Margaret Thatcher | The Iron Lady | Timeline
Timeline - World History Documentaries
Áhorf 202 þ.
Who Was The Real Jane Austen? | Behind Closed Doors | Timeline
Timeline - World History Documentaries
Áhorf 1,1 m.
Helena Bonham Carter's Uncle Once Dated Princess Margaret
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Áhorf 2,2 m.
A Message from President Donald J. Trump
The White House
Áhorf 2,7 m.
Hacksmith Industries
Áhorf 7 m.
socksfor1 hospital update
Áhorf 1,4 m.
$10 Date VS $10,000 Date - Challenge
Youtuber Apology Tier List
Áhorf 3,9 m.
Áhorf 2,8 m.