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Queens of all our hearts—why monarchs light up our screens

From Olivia Colman in "The Favourite," to 2018's "Mary, Queen of Scots" and Netflix's "The Crown," queens are having a moment. Why do we love them?

By Kate Williams   April 2019

Olivia Colman in The Favourite: queens are having a moment

Queens are definitely having a moment. Olivia Colman won our hearts with her emotional acceptance speech for the Best Actress Oscar she won for The Favourite. After reflecting on the “extraordinary women” in her category, including Glenn Close, she added that she secretly hoped her children were up watching her, because “this is not going to happen again.” She reminisced about her days as a cleaner. Quite a journey, then—and…

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