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Breaking Down The ‘Sunday Times’ Story From ‘The Crown’ That Pitted The Queen Against Thatcher

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Breaking Down The ‘Sunday Times’ Story From ‘The Crown’ That Pitted The Queen Against Thatcher

When I first began diving into the Internet archives to look up the original Sunday Times piece that informed the world of a wedge between Queen Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher over economic sanctions against South Africa in 1986, I was sure it would be a no-brainer to look up.

But surprisingly, the story is fairly hidden. God save the Queen as to why. But alas, I was curious about how The Crown's portrayal of the exposé in Season 4, Episode 8 "48:1" compared to the real life scandal.

So how did the story go down? I pieced it together vis a vis contemporary papers of the time and the backlash the inflammatory piece received.

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