Another indisputable real fact for the Crown TV series is the importance of Downing Street No 10 after Buckingham Palace. Almost all Churchill on duty scenes were related to Downing Street No 10.
Remarkable scenes that you probably remember is in Season 1, Episode 4 named “Act of God” the pressure on Downing Street due to dense fog crisis in 1952, passing of Winston Churchill in Season 3, Episode 1 when Harold Wilson will become the new prime minister.
One memorable scene related to Downing Street No 10 was how Venetia, Churchill’s new secretary got soaked by Churchill’s bathwater as she was trying to read the official notes to him through a bathroom door in Season 1, Episode 2. Now that we know Downing Street has a bathtub, it’s good to know the history of the building.
Being one of the most important political buildings in the world, United Kingdom’s “White House” Number 10 continuously hosts the British prime ministers since 1735. The main decisions affecting Britain’s destiny in the last 275 years have been taken seriously behind its iconic black door. Today it’s not possible to enter the street as a tourist but knowing the idea that an actual prime minister lives and works in the street is heartening.
Observant Crown viewers will remember that the Queen honoured Downing Street Number 10 twice. First one was on the eve of Churchill’s resignation in April 1955 with Churchill family and the second one PM Harold Wilson’s farewell dinner in 1976, 21 years later.