Annus horribilis: How accurate were the series of unfortunate events portrayed in Season 5 of ‘The Crown’?

For the Queen and the entire royal institution, 1992 was a truly awful year. A fire ravaged Windsor Castle causing millions of pounds worth of damage; three out of four of the Queen’s children experienced marital breakdowns and the tabloids were full of royal-related scandals. Now as the events play out on screen in season five of Netflix’s The Crown, Yahoo UK’s royal executive editor Omid Scobie breaks down how accurate Peter Morgan’s version of the events that made up the so-called ‘annus horribilis’ really is. With an entire episode dedicated to the year the Queen said she wouldn’t “on which I will look back with undiluted pleasure,” Scobie explores how a family in turmoil reacted to the pressures of their lives playing out in the public eye, comparing fact with fiction.