Queen Elizabeth II ‘Loves To Pick Out the Mistakes’ on ‘Downton Abbey’

The Hobbies of Queen Elizabeth II well documented. She loves horses and corgis, preferring to get away from Buckingham Palace with a trip to Balmoral Castle. But one of the least unfamiliar ways is watching TV. One of her favorite shows? Downton Abbey. Set in the early 20th century, the award-winning series follows the lives of the Crawley family and their staff.

Hugh Bonneville and Elizabeth McGovern on the 'Downton Abbey' located at Highclere Castle
Hugh Bonneville and Elizabeth McGovern on the Downton Abbey located at Highclere Castle | Vera Anderson / WireImage

Downton Abbey It premiered in September 2010 and ran for six seasons before taking to the skies in 2015. During that time, millions of people around the world, the queen of among, looking inward to keep track of what happened to the British nobility and their estate in Downton.

Queen Elizabeth II looks for historic errors on ‘Downton Abbey’

Downton AbbeyIn the first run, the queen would not just watch the program for the drama upstairs. She would also look out for historical errors. according to Vanity Fair, Brian Hoey, author At home with the Queen, he told people in 2015 that it is something the queen enjoys.

“She loves to pick up on the mistakes,” he said. “They tend to get it right.”

But the queen has caught at least one mistake.

Queen Elizabeth II arrives at the delivery office of Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Elizabeth II arrives at the delivery office of Queen Elizabeth II | Chris Jackson – WPA Pool Pictures / Getty

“The Queen noticed on one program that there was a young British officer called medals who had not been awarded medals when he was supposed to be alive,” Hoey said. “He fought in the First World War and the medals on his chest did not enter World War II.”

The queen is not the only fan Downton Abbey in the royal family. Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, visited the show’s set in March 2015. Catherine’s granddaughter and Catherine’s husband, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, honored the show ahead of the final series.

Said William, who is second only to the throne Downton Abbey is “one of Catherine’s favorite shows,” he said Town and Country.

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