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Former Prime Minister John Major Has a Close Relationship with the Royal Family

Sir John Major's tenure as Prime Minister lasted from 1990 through 1997, which season five of The Crown covers in depth. Though the real Major has criticized the Netflix series as a "barrel-load of nonsense," the show portrays Major's warm relationship with Queen Elizabeth. In fact, Major remained close with the British royals following the tumultuous 1990s, long after his time as prime minister came to a close.
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The Crown: Did Prince Charles really have a meeting with John Major?

Netflix’s The Crown is back with its fifth season. The latest instalment follows the British royal family as they navigate trials including the Queen’s “annus horribilis” in 1992, and the lead-up to death of Diana, Princess of Wales in 1997.While the series is a fictitious take on Queen Elizabeth II’s reign, it does take real life events into account, so it can often be hard to discern what is fact and what is fiction.In one of the scenes from the first episode, Prince Charles (Dominic West) is seen speaking to the prime minister at the time, Sir John Major...
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Among 'The Crown's Talented Ensemble, Jonny Lee Miller Stands Out as John Major

Editor's Note: The following contains spoilers for Season 5 of The Crown. One of the most fascinating themes that The Crown has tackled in its five seasons is the complex (and occasionally fraught) relationship between the political leadership of Great Britain and the Royal Family. While the Royal Family has little actual political power, they have the ability to change public opinion and influence the electorate. This poses a challenge to each Prime Minister that meets with Queen Elizabeth (Imelda Staunton). How do you talk with someone who has been adjusted to a position of influence for their entire life, but performs a ceremonial role? In Season 5, Prime Minister John Major (Jonny Lee Miller) gets thrust into the middle of a royal strife when the family’s scandals become the subject of tabloid reports from 1990 to 1997.
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Yes, I Still Fancy Jonny Lee Miller As John Major In The Crown

Of all the unsettling things to come from watching season five of The Crown - from the recreation, line by line, of Tampax-gate *shudder* to the slightly uncomfortable feeling of 'is this all a bit too soon?' regarding The Queen - I certainly did not expect to be fighting off 'feelings' for Jonny Lee Miller as former Prime Minister John Major. I know. JOHN MAJOR. Politics aside, he was literally dubbed 'the grey man'. How can this be happening?
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'The Crown' Season 5 Fact Check: Did Prince Charles Really Plot With John Major to Oust the Queen?

The Crown's fifth season has arrived, and with it a lot of questions about just how historically accurate this chapter of the show really is. Obviously The Crown is a work of fiction based in fact, but one particular scene has caused all kinds of drama: Prince Charles's secret meeting with Prime Minister John Major. This moment has honestly become a whole thing (John Major's spokesperson released a very salty statement), so let's get into what The Crown depicts—and what really happened.

The Crown viewers conflicted over Jonny Lee Miller as John Major in season 5

The Crown season five viewers are feeling conflicted over a certain character’s depiction.On Wednesday (9 November), the Netflix series released new episodes that chart royal family events that occurred in the 1990s.As has been the case with previous seasons, the show also explores the prime minister of the time’s relationship with the monarchy – and this time around, it’s John Major.Jonny Lee Miller makes his debut as Major in the premiere episode, titled “Queen Victoria Syndrome”, and his appearance has left viewers feeling somewhat “conflicted” – because they can’t help but fancy him.“Why is Johnny Lee Miller playing John...

The Crown viewers can't believe that John Major is 'Sick Boy' from Trainspotting

Season five of Netflix drama The Crown has been released today (November 9) and viewers "can't compute" one particular casting choice in the show.The ten episodes cover the turbulent events that occurred in the royal family during the 1990s and the show always follows The Queen's relationship with the country's leader - in this season, John Major was prime minister at this time (1990-1997).British actor Jonny Lee Miller stars as Major and made his debut appearance in the first episode of the season called "Queen Victoria Syndrome."Sign up to our free Indy100 weekly newsletter Though viewers have since taken to...
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Boris Johnson's government has damaged the UK, ex-PM John Major says

The conduct of Boris Johnson's government has "damaged" the UK at home and abroad, former Prime Minister Sir John Major has said. He told MPs the government had "broken the law" and "ignored" conventions since taking office in 2019. The blame for these lapses, Sir John said, "must lie principally...

Boris Johnson must not be allowed to stay as caretaker PM, John Major tells 1922 Committee

Boris Johnson must not be allowed to stay at No 10 as a caretaker prime minister over the summer, Sir John Major has said.In an extraordinary intervention, the former Conservative PM has written to the chair of the 1922 Committee of backbenchers to suggest it would be “unwise” and “unsustainable” for him to stay on for up to three months.In his letter to Sir Graham Brady, Sir John said: “The proposal for the prime minister to remain in office – for up to three months – having lost the support of his cabinet, his government and his parliamentary party is unwise,...

‘Unwise and unsustainable’ for Boris Johnson to remain PM, warns Sir John Major

Former prime minister Sir John Major has said it would be “unwise and may be unsustainable” for Boris Johnson to remain in office while a new Tory leader is elected.Sir John warned Mr Johnson would continue to have the power of patronage and the ability to make decisions affecting the lives of people across the country despite losing the support of his MPs and ministers.He warned the new interim Cabinet appointed by Mr Johnson following the wave of resignations this week may not be able to “restrain him”.In a letter to Tory 1922 Committee chairman Sir Graham Brady, Sir John...
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Former UK PM John Major wants Boris Johnson dismissed as soon as possible

London, July 7 (SocialNews.XYZ) In an unusual but not unexpected intervention, former British Prime Minister and also a member of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative party, Sir John Major has written to the chair of the body that conducts elections to the post of party leader, known as the 1922 Committee, to say Johnson should not be allowed to remain in a caretaker role until the autumn.