We completely missed the Queen's subtle nod to The Crown during her Christmas speech 3 years ago

We completely missed the Queen's subtle nod to The Crown during her Christmas speech

We didn't cop that at all...

Every year, Queen Elizabeth makes a special Christmas speech.

It's aired on Christmas Day, and usually features the monarch discussing the year that has passed, and her hopes for the coming year.

Usually, every element of the speech is examined for hidden or secret meanings.

And this year, we completely missed a subtle nod to The Crown during the speech.


During Her Majesty’s speech, she paid tribute to the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing.

The Queen spoke of how millions of people sat “transfixed” to television screens as Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong walked on the surface of the Moon.

If you watched the third series of The Crown, you will know that there was an entire episode dedicated to the moon landing.


Following the iconic moon landing, the Queen hosted the astronauts at Buckingham Palace after their return from the successful mission.

In a subtle nod to the show, during her Christmas speech, the Queen positioned one picture of herself with the astronauts in the background, while discussing the event.

She said:

"As a child, I never imagined that one day a man would walk on the moon. Yet this year we marked the fiftieth anniversary of the famous Apollo 11 mission."

"As those historic pictures were beamed back to earth, millions of us sat transfixed to our television screens, as we watched Neil Armstrong taking a small step for man and a giant leap for mankind -- and, indeed, for womankind. It’s a reminder for us all that giant leaps often start with small steps."

Why did we not make the connection between the speech and The Crown?