The latest season of the Netflix series was dropped onto the streaming platform on Sunday, November 17, and fans have been binge-watching episodes ever since. The Crown season three, episode three centred on the Aberfan disaster and Queen Elizabeth II's (played by Olivia Colman) reaction to the horrific events.
In the third episode of the newly-released season entitled Aberfan, the show focuses on the coal mining disaster which took place in the small town in Wales in 1966.
The incident claimed the lives of 144 people, 128 of those children.
Pantglas Junior School was engulfed by an avalanche, a mix of coal mine spoil heap and water from heavy rain.
Following the disaster, Prime Minister Harold Wilson (Jason Watkins), Lord Snowdon (Ben Daniels) and Prince Philip (Tobias Menzies) all visited the town to pay their respects, but there was no sign of the Queen.
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Actor Tobias Menzies as Prince Philip at the funeral held in Aberfan. (Image: Netflix)
When one of the Queen’s advisors suggested she should visit Aberfan, she replied saying it wasn’t something Queens do, visiting sites of accidents.
But after her husband visited Aberfan and the press were about to print an article about his wife being insensitive to the situation, she decided to visit.