The Crown’s Vanessa Kirby has revealed that a racy sex scene between Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip was cut from the series.Speaking to Dolly Alderton on the Love Stories podcast the actress, 31, said the scene was removed because writers felt that viewers ‘didn’t need to see that.’Vanessa also revealed that a similarly explicit scene between her character Princess Margaret and Matthew Goode’s Anthony Armstrong-Jones was also filmed but never released. Vanessa explained that the scene in question featured Queen Elizabeth when she was played by Claire Foy, and Matt Smith’s Prince Phillip, when they filming the Commonwealth tour in South Africa for the first series.
She said: ‘There was a sex scene between Elizabeth and Philip in the first season. I think they were in South Africa filming, and they were like ”I just don’t think anyone wants to see the Queen having sex”.’While viewers never got to see the steamy sex scene, there were several shots of rear nudity featuring Matt’s version of The Duke Of Edinburgh.
Vanessa then revealed that there were plans for even racier scenes featuring Princess Margaret and Anthony Armstrong-Jones, which would have featured in the episode when the couple finally got engaged and eventually married.She added: ‘There was one (sex scene) written in The Crown, in episode seven of (season two).’We had long discussions about what it should be, and it just became clear that to titillate was not the aim.’
Vanessa played the role of Princess Margaret in the first two series of The Corown, and the role will be taken over by Helen Bonham Carter for the upcoming third series.Olivia Colman will take over from Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth, while Ben Daniels will play Anthony Armstrong-Jones and Tobias Menzies the role of Prince Phillip.Margaret’s marriage to 1st Earl Of Snowdon is expected to play a prominent role in the series, as things eventually turned violent between the couple before they split in 1976.