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There were some raunchy sex scenes in The Crown, you just couldn't see them.

Netflix’s royal drama The Crown sure had us hooked but let’s be honest, it wasn’t exactly Outlander when it came to ~sexiness~.

Aside from a now infamous cheeky reference to a blowjob where Matt Smith as Prince Phillip tells the queen “Either I could find some stilts to match up to my new, tall woman or… She could get on her knees”, sex scenes – a period drama necessity, obviously – were non-existent.

But that wasn’t always the case.

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An interview with stars Smith and Claire Foy has resurfaced where the pair revealed there were scenes filmed that got a little raunchy.

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"There was more than that [episode seven], actually. There was a lot more than that. They didn’t make it in," Foy told Nerdist last year.

"There were other ones, naked ones," Smith added.

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And hearing some of the details, it may come as little surprise as to why it ended up on the cutting room floor.

"Well, there was one where I knock on the door and go, ‘Knock knock, here’s cock'," he said.

"It never made the cut."

While disappointing for viewers, there may have been a very good reason for the censoring.

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

Given the series chronicles the life of a monarch who is still very much alive, producers may have adopted a more sensitive approach.

It's a decision that likely paid off, with the Queen recently revealing she had watched the season and "really liked it".

"Happily, she really liked it, although obviously there were some depictions of events that she found too heavily dramatised," a royal source told the Sunday Express.

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