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THE QUEEN's life is replayed for viewers across the world on 's historical drama The Crown. This includes both her times as Her Majesty as well as her experiences as a mother.

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The Crown season four came out last month, showing what the monarchy got up to during the 1980s. While this particular series focuses a lot on Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher (played by Gillian Anderson) and Princess Diana (Emma Corrin), the Queen is still a major part as the centre of the royal family. One episode in particular shines a spotlight on her children and Her Majesty's opinions on all four of them.


WARNING: This article contains spoilers from The Crown.

Who is the Queen's favourite child?

In The Crown season four, episode four, Favourites, Mrs Thatcher reveals in her weekly meeting with the Queen (Olivia Colman) that her favourite child is Mark Thatcher (Freddie Fox).

This shocks the Queen and she later discusses the issue with Prince Philip (Tobias Menzies).

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What was even more of a surprise though to her was when her husband revealed that his favourite was Princess Anne (Erin Doherty).

Prince Philip said he knew who she put on a pedestal, much to her confusion, but didn't reveal anything else.

This is when the Queen decided to try and spend more quality time with the four of them individually to figure it out for herself.

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royal family prince andrew queen prince philipThe royal family in the 1980s with Prince Andrew talking to parents Prince Philip and the Queen. (Image: Getty)

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The Queen is first seen having lunch with her youngest child Prince Edward (Angus Imrie) where she discovered he was being bullied.

Next up was Princess Anne who she went horse riding with but things got emotional as she discussed her marital problems with her mum.

Then, there was the Queen's second eldest son Prince Andrew (Tom Byrne) who talked about his love life.

Her Majesty ended her experiment with the heir to the throne Prince Charles (Josh O'Connor), giving him a stern telling off for his behaviour regarding

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