“It’s a small but significant shift because it’s seen as marking the start of an era which becomes more focused on Princes William and Harry and their father,” the source revealed.
“The marriage of Charles and Camilla is treated like the end of one turbulent period in the Windsors’ story, and the start of a whole new one.”
Indeed, as Harry and William have grown up before our eyes, monarchists have remained interested in their many exploits – especially as they have gotten married and had children of their own.
This obsession reached boiling point during Megxit, when Harry and wife Meghan Markle decided to step back as senior royals in 2020 and relocate to North America.
Harry was 21 in 2005, the same year he was embroiled in a scandal for donning a Nazi costume, a decision that followed him around for many years to come.
In the years since, he has served in the Air Force, married Meghan, and become a father who is now based in LA, far from his family – which would make excellent fodder for a fictionalised version of recent royal history.
Prince William was 23 in 2005 and finishing up his university studies. By this time, he was already dating Kate Middleton, with the pair first meeting in 2001.
While they briefly split in 2007, we all know they married in 2011, going on to have three children – George, Charlotte, and Louis.
You can stream seasons 1-4 of The Crown now on Netflix.