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The real-life Queen Elizabeth has watched 'The Crown'. And she's given her verdict.

It’s the most expensive drama produced by Netflix yet, and it’s won acclaim from critics and TV junkies alike.

But there’s one person who is an unexpected fan of The Crown, the show that centres on the life and reign of Queen Elizabeth II: the Queen herself.

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That feeling when The Queen likes watching a show about herself... Image via Netflix.

Ok, so, perhaps not so unexpected, but the fact that one of the most important people in the world sat down to binge-watch 10 hours of herself on television makes us feel a whole lot better about occasionally stalking our on Instagram profiles from time to time.

According to Daily Express journalist Adam Helliker, the Queen was encouraged to watch the Netflix series - released last year - by her son and daughter-in-law, the Earl and Countess of Wessex.

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Corgis, a cuppa and The Crown: a dream night in for The Queen. Image via Getty.

"Edward and Sophie love The Crown," a 'royal source' told the publication.

"It has been a longstanding arrangement that they drive to Windsor at the weekend to join the Queen for an informal supper while watching TV or a film.

"They have a Netflix account and urged her to watch it with them."

"It's like looking into a mirror" - The Queen while watching this scene, probably. Image: Netflix

The source revealed the monarch "really liked" the show, but did feel that some events were "too heavily dramatised".

Even if she does have some issues with the show, there is nothing that makes us smile more than the image of the Queen curling up on her sofa, with a cup of tea and her corgis at her feet to tune into Netflix.

And the Queen isn't the only royal fan of the show: the Queen’s granddaughter, Zara, and husband Mike Tindall are reportedly "addicted" to the series, and Princess Eugenie also counts herself as a fan.

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Filming for the show's second series has just finished, and is set to be released in November this year.

Claire Foy will again star as Elizabeth and Matt Smith will play husband Prince Philip.

While the first season focused on the Queen's life from 1947 to 1955, season two will cover the events between 1955 and 1964.

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