Queen Camilla admits that she’s watched the first season of ‘Bridgerton’

I’ve watched Part 1 of Bridgerton’s Season 3, the “Polin” season, where Colin Bridgerton and Penelope Featherington are dealing with each other. It’s cute! I loved last season’s “Kanthony” love story and I’m glad Jonathan Bailey and Simone Ashley returned to sex up the proceedings, because they have absolutely insane on-screen chemistry. For the “Polin” love story, I actually find that Nicola Coughlan is doing most of the work, while Luke Newton is… not a great actor. Maybe he’ll win me over in Part 2. Anyway, I bring this up because Queen Camilla is apparently a Bridgerton fan???

Her love of Strictly Come Dancing is well known – but it appears Queen Camilla has a varied taste in TV programmes after she revealed she’s seen the first season of Netflix bonkbuster Bridgerton. The period drama, which is known for its passionate romance scenes, may seem like a surprising choice for the King’s wife. Yet she will certainly resonate with its themes of high society and grandeur.

Camilla revealed she had ‘watched the first lot’ of the popular series when attending the Chelsea Flower Show in London, yesterday, alongside King Charles, 75, as he continues his return to public duties amid his cancer diagnosis.

The Queen was touring a majestic ‘Bridgerton’ garden designed by Holly Johnston and inspired by the hit show’s Penelope Featherington (played by Nicola Coughlan) when she made the admission.

It’s not the only Netflix programme the royal has apparently seen; the royal ‘definitely’ watches The Crown, according to the King’s former communications director, who also admitted the series does not ‘tickle’ His Majesty’s interest. Camilla’s choice in streaming service and shows will be surprising to some, considering Netflix’s support of Prince Harry and The Crown portraying the tampongate scandal.

[From The Daily Mail]

Camilla has always acknowledged that she watches The Crown. She’s met several of the actors too, and she even did an event & posed for photos with Emerald Fennell (who played the younger Camilla in Seasons 3 & 4). Camilla doesn’t give a sh-t, especially at this point. As for her interest in Bridgerton… interesting that she only watched the first season! The second season was so much fun.

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  1. I have watched the new episodes of Bridgerton and I can’t wait till June to watch the last episodes. Horsilla is missing out by not watching all the seasons of Bridgerton.

  2. Hypocrisy says:

    Ewe.. I don’t want to know this.. can’t we just enjoy these shows without them being “icked”.. I don’t want to think about her watching the same shows as me, I like my blissful ignorance on this stuff.

  3. Beverley says:

    I always come away from seeing Queen Side Chick’s photos needing to take deep, cleansing breaths. She is SO unattractive! She is ugly, inside and out.

    Diana and Harry never stood a chance. Queen JumpOff should teach a masterclass on How to Destroy First Wives and Step Children.

  4. Square2  says:

    “…that Nicola Coughlan is doing most of the work, while Luke Newton is… not a great actor. ”

    I agreed with Kaiser here. In the first two seasons, I found Luke N’s acting a bit “unnaturally”; but I paid more attention to the acting on the main characters in the first 2 seasons. This season was his time to shine and only Nicola did. For example, the carriage scene (before the s3x-up), he said those words to Pen & looked so unconvincing & one-note. In season 2, Jonathan had several occasions to expressed his feelings (some words were a bit corny) and he did it so brilliantly. The eyes, facial expression and the convincing way he uttered the words made you believe the character. The slow- burn worked in season 2 largely attributed to Jonathan & Simone’s acting.

    I am glad Cami admitted her watching Bridgerton because romance novel genre (although have hugh audience & bk sales) still is being looked down by other fiction genres & writers.

    • nutella toast says:

      Nicola deserved burning passion and unquenchable love and Luke isn’t serving it. It feels so forced. Also, why do the men have to sleep with prostitutes before they get with the loves of their lives? Especially in response to emotional distress. I can’t help it – I just keep saying in my head, “Please make him go get tested…oh yeah, they didn’t have that back then”.

      • Elizabeth Bowman says:

        Saaaaaame! I do not find that sexy. The woman always have to be untouched, ignorant virgins, and the men basically have the time of their lives.

      • LongThymeLurker says:

        I totally agree with this statement! Oh you are confused/stressed/unhappy, let’s go see the prostitutes! So gross.

  5. Is that so? says:

    I would’ve thought all those Black and Brown aristocrats running around in Regency London would have unnerved her, but I guess reel life is different than real life. As long as there is a screen between her and the Black and Brown aristocrats, she can cope.

    • Persephone says:

      I thought the same thing.
      Perhaps that’s why she didn’t watch any more seasons? Too many black and brown people?

  6. Mina_Esq says:

    I hope Suits is in her recommended shows when she logs into her Netflix lol

  7. Jais says:

    Nicola Coughlan is really so so good in this. I’m looking forward to the second part. I was kind of digging her with the other guy though. But hey if the guy she’s into is going to grovel for her(after a threesome) and adore her while the other guy is going to be preoccupied with his work, I get her choice. She wants what she wants. I’m wondering if Cressida will then get with the other guy. I’m actually feeling for Cressida. And I appreciated the other guy’s upfrontness about what he wanted. The boldest move would be to have Cressida and Eloise be a thing but I’m thinking they’ll more or less stick to the books.

  8. Amy Bee says:

    I don’t believe she’s ever watched Bridgeton. She strikes me as the type who would be opposed to non-white actors playing roles that would traditionally be played by white actors, especially characters from the British aristocracy.

    • Iolanthe says:

      Do we even care what she watches or reads or eats or drinks ..just ignore the woman

  9. Common sense says:

    The second season of Bridgerton actually put me off Bridgerton. To think I was so excited for it because I loved the first season. I haven’t watched the third season because I don’t want to be even more disappointed. Queen Charlotte however was amazing.

    • MaisieMom says:

      It didn’t put me off the show, but I didn’t love it because of the “love triangle.” It was way too drawn out and acrimonious. I like all of the actors, even the characters involved. I fault the writers for having all three of them (especially Anthony) be blinkered for most of the season.

      S1 remains my favorite, but this season is pretty good so far. I like the new dimension to Eloise, and the Vegan Lord. Also loving Francesca with John.