Royals are just like us — couples like Prince William and Kate and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle love to unwind by watching some of their go-to shows. From Game of Thrones to Downton Abbey to The Crown, here are some royally approved television series to add to your watch list.
Prince Harry & Meghan Markle
Like Her Majesty, Prince Harry and Meghan are said to be huge fans of The Crown. The Netflix series will reportedly kick off its third season in 2019 with British actress Olivia Colman taking over the lead role from Claire Foy. So far, it has chronicled the early years of the Queen’s reign and her marriage to Prince Philip, but will slowly make its way through all six decades of her time on the throne.
Nights in at Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace also feature reality shows like the The Voice Kids. Finalist Donel Mangena made the revelation during an appearance on the UK’s Lorraine talk show. The teen crossed paths with the newlyweds after performing at the Queen’s 92nd birthday celebration in April, and was shocked to discover he had royal fans. He says he expected “a handshake,” but “Meghan Markle ran to me, gave me a hug. She screamed my name, like, ‘Donel!’”
Harry’s love of reality television also extends to Britain’s Got Talent, according to judge Amanda Holden. Chatting to the UK’s Independent, she revealed that the prince cheekily asked her if former judge Piers Morgan was “really a prat” to which she answered: “You can’t say that but yes!”