Apparently the royal family are just like the rest of us! They love watching TV too, we knew it couldn’t be all grand tea parties and walks with the corgis.
Queen Elizabeth is a massive Downton Abbey fan, obviously.
According to the Telegraph the Queen “loves Downton Abbey”. However, she also “likes to spot historical mistakes” in the series.
Brian Hoey, the author of At Home with the Queen revealed that the series came up in conversation with a worker at Buckingham Palace.
“We were talking about Trooping the Colour and how the Queen always notices if anything is not quite right, such as one young officer she spotted wearing his medals in the wrong order not long ago.”
The eagle-eyed royal also takes this attention to detail to her favourite television shows too:
“She loves watching Downton Abbey and pointing out things they have got wrong, partly because she is familiar with Highclere Castle, where it is filmed. She used to stay there as a guest of the Carnarvon family.”
Amongst the royal family the Queen is not the only Downton fangirl. Kate Middleton is apparently also a “huge” fan and makes William watch it with her.
While Prince Charles is apparently said to not be as keen on Downton the Queen also has some other favourites to choose from.
In 2011 she was reported to have told Mary Byrne, a former X Factor contestant, that she has her staff record every episode.