New Season: Sophisticated Words And Quotes from The Crown on Netflix
The moment the true fans of the Netflix series The Crown had been waiting for has come. The fifth season of The Crown finally premiered on 9 November 2022. Which gives a perfect opportunity for every English learner out there to improve their English skills.
The new season focuses on the British Royal members' lives from 1991 to 1997. The 90s for Windsors mark the main changes in the modern Royal family. The main thing is, undoubtedly, Prince Charles and Princess Diana's big divorce.
The leading roles are played by Imelda Staunton, Jonathan Pryce, Elizabeth Debicki, Lesley Manville, Jonny Lee Miller, and Dominic West.
Once we had watched The Crown season 5, we immediately created a complete list with sophisticated and not really The Crown quotes and words to learn. Be sure we will rock the world of English learning for you. Some of the following words can be difficult to pronounce on the first try, so read how to pronounce English words correctly and clearly.
How To Learn English With The Crown Quotes
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The Crown Quotes And Vocabulary: Full Manual Of Season 5
As a language learning platform, Promova seeks to provide its learners with the best high-quality educational and entertaining content. That is why, watching season 5 of The Crown, we've gathered as many valuable words and phrases along with examples of the tv show quotes. So now, you can watch The Crown season 5, understanding every word. Please, enjoy our detailed list by episodes. However, if you find yourself missing modern English after reading this article, don't hesitate to dive into our guide to British slang: 40+ common British phrases and words.
Episode 1 Queen Victoria Syndrom
The first episode of season 5 takes us back to 1991 when the Queen and Prince Philip decided to take a trip with the famous royal yacht Britannia, launched by Her Majesty in 1953. At the same time, Prince Charles and Princess Diana gathered with their sons for a vacation in Italy which the press titled their second honeymoon. The Sunday Times published a story where they assigned Elizabeth II "Queen Victoria Syndrome," meaning she was too old and out of touch to run the country. Meanwhile, Charles and Diana's relationship had been getting worse.
Squash – a firm hug
Can I have a squash?
To stick up for – to defend or support someone
Thanks for sticking up for me.
Queen Elizabeth II
Weathering any storm – to be able to find a solution for a problematic situation in the best way possible
I hope that this brand-new vessel, like your brand-new queen, will prove to be dependable and constant, capable of weathering any storm.
Ribbon – a long strip
To feet up – not to work and relax
One last day cutting ribbons in Morecambe, then feet up for the summer.
To decompress – to relax and reduce the pressure
It's a wonderful way to decompress.
To slip away – to leave unnoticeably without saying goodbye
Shall we slip away?
Horde – a large group of people
To indulge – to let someone enjoy something
When the entire point of being on a beautiful yacht like this is that we can escape from hordes of people indulging in retail as recreation.
Vast – very big
Newlyweds – a couple that recently got married
But as an intimate space for newlyweds, it's like a floating observation tank.
Glaringly – in an undeniable manner
Every awkward silence and stilted conversation between bride and gloom glaringly obvious to each and every one of the 200 crew.
To lift up – to improve mood
It seems to lift the rest of the world up.
Wicked – evil or with no morals
It's a dreadful, wicked disease.
To flick through – to read quickly through a piece of text
I don't suppose you found time to flick through it?
Fogey – an old-fashioned person with conservative mindset
What an old fogey.
Contradiction – a gathering of statements or ideas that are opposite to each other
You not only refuse to deny your contradictions, you don't see them as contradictions.
Obsolete – out of date, no longer useful
I'm many ways, she's obsolete.
To pass something's best – to be not in a worse state or condition than before
She's so obviously past her best.
Outrageous – unusual in a shocking way
To put a foot wrong – to make a mistake
She has never put her foot wrong.
Manned – being controlled or ruled by a human
Lighthouse – a tower with light to guide ships
It's one of the last manned lighthouses in Scotland.
Giddy – euphoric or dizzy
I was just telling the prime minister that these things can get quite giddy.
Hazard – a risk
Occupational hazard, I'm afraid.
A stone – a weight metric that is equal to 6,35 kg or 14 pounds
All right. Half a stone. By the end of summer.
To sound like a broken record – to repeat the same thing constantly
At a risk to sound like a broken record, the less time you spend on your feet, the better.
Out of touch – unaware of recent changes
When talking about the Queen, again and again, the same words came up. Irrelevant. Old. Expensive. Out of touch.
Abdication – resignation from being king or queen
And when asked, almost half believe you would make an excellent king and would support an early abdication by the Queen in your favor.
Curtailment – reducing something, cutting something off
It appears that there has to be an unfortunate curtailment to the holiday.
To bequeath – to pass something to someone else
I'm just mindful before she left the office, Mrs. Thatcher bequeathed the Palace an extremely generous civil list settlement.
Indispensable – essential, necessary, vital
She is a central and indispensable part of the Crown serves the nation.
To call a night – to go to bed
Shall we call it a night?
Deluded – believing in something that is far from being real or the truth
Instead, the senior Royals seem dangerously deluded and out of touch.
Dockworker – an employee in a post whose job is to load and unload ships
Thousands of dockworkers, many of whom helped to build the royal craft, give the Queen a warm reception as she walks past them to inspect the yacht.
Speculation – a guess or theory that has no evidence
An air of expectancy – the feeling that something exciting is about to happen
For many months, there has been speculation about the name of the new yacht, and there's an air of expectancy as Her majesty steps forward to perform the actual launching ceremony.
Episode 2 The System
The second episode of The Crown season is dedicated to the process of writing the scandalous book about how unbearable it was for Princess Diana to be a part of the Royal family. A royal correspondent Andrew Morton with direct but hidden Diana cooperation revealed all the ugly truth about the inattentiveness of the Royals towards her personality.
Gang – a group of organized criminals
We've become quite a gang.
Rein – a strap to guide a horse
These two reins control the leaders.
Slog – a hard work
Getting registration can be a bit of a slog.
Novice – an individual who is new to something, a rookie
You are not a novice anymore.
To bind – to tie or hold together
It can actually be the glue that binds it all together.
Queen Elizabeth II
Awry – unusual, different from expected
And not just because any husband or wife can feel when something is awry, but ultimately, it's not what I know about you or even what you know about me.
Heir – a person who receives responsibilities and property of their late ancestor
But the Crown could take the legal custody of any heirs to the throne.
To sob out – to cry intensively
I was suddenly overwhelmed and I sobbed my eyes out.
To hound – to chase someone
When I talked to him about photographers hounding me, he talked about Camilla.
Morbid – abnormal or unhealthy
Norton thought it was morbid to have her so close, but I wanted somewhere I could see her every day.
To bear that in mind – to remember something and take it into consideration
I'll bear that in mind.
Infuriatingly – in a furious way
He moves infuriatingly well for a tall man.
Indiscretion – something embarrassing or wrong from the moral perspective
And if you are worried about indiscretion, he got nothing from me.
To have a ringside – to be in a position where you can see very well
As a royal correspondent, I've had a ringside seat to this marriage for a while.
Truce – an agreement between enemies for short term
There are two alternatives to a truce.
Entrenched – to stick to something firmly and unlikely to change it
The two sides are too entrenched.
Episode 3 Mou Mou
In the third episode, the focus switches to the story of Mohamed Fayed, a street vendor in Alexandria who becomes a wealthy businessman. He and his bellowed son Dodi were the ones, who bought the Hôtel Ritz Paris, then Windsors' Parisian villa, and the Royal Windsor Horse Show. The main goal for Mohamed was to become a part of high-class society as a true English gentleman and to get closer to the British Royal family. Later, at one of the Royal Windsor Horse Show, Mohamed met Diana and introduces her to his son Dodi.
Queen Elizabeth II
Exile – a state of being expelled from someone's native country
Banishment – a punishment when a person is banned from their country
Our exile from England. Our banishment from home.
Substitute – a person who can replace another person performing the same duties
I realize I'm no substitute for the Big Chief.
To grovel – to try to please someone in a way that is unreasonable
No matter how much you pay to grovel.
Acorn – a nut of the oak tree
Out of the acorn of a simple kindness an oak tree of happiness will grow.
Merit – a quality of feeling good that you deserve something
I came here hoping to be treated on merit.
Valet – a male personal assistant
As his valet?
Custom – a traditional and accepted way of doing things
British manners and customs rule the world.
To savor – to enjoy something by tasting it
Afternoon tea is not a task to hurry through, Mr. Mohamed, but a ritual to be savored.
Percy sorted out a link in my back swing with the help of stop-action photography.
To confine – to restrict someone to stay within certain limits
She'd been confined in the house for eight years.
To cripple – to disable walking or moving normally
Crippled by arthritis.
Mental derangement – insanity
Suffering from mental derangement.
Episode 4 Anus Horribilis
The next episode of The Crown tells us about the events of 1992 when the marital problems in Windsor's family picked up steam. First, Prince Andrew separated from Sarah after scandalous photos of his wife in the press. Next, Princess Anne intended to marry Timothy Laurence, and Prince Charles again asked the Queen for a divorce from Princess Diana. Then, on top of all difficulties with her children, Her Majesty was accused of prohibition Princess Margaret from marrying Peter Townsend 40 years ago. Because of all that, giving a speech at a luncheon for her Ruby Jubilee, the Queen described 1992 as an "annus horribilis."
Exertion – effort
In any case, such exertions are best left to the young.
To embark – to begin doing something
One reaches a certain age, one cannot help embarking on an audit of the heart.
Dashing – stylish, attractive, and confident (for a man)
I was losing my senses on early morning rides with Papa's dashing equerry.
Diminutive – small
Prune – a dried plum
Mercifully – luckily
I would say keep your eyes open for a diminutive, 60-year-old prune, but mercifully time hasn't touched me at all, and I'm entirely unchanged since our last meeting in 1955.
Bloke – a man
I mean, all things considered, Steve was actually a pretty decent bloke.
Salvation – rescue
They'll be our salvation, our secret weapon.
Queen Elizabeth II
To carry on – to be in a sexual relationship
Who was carrying on with your wife.
Oath – a solemn promise
At my coronation, I took an oath that you will one day take at yours to maintain the laws of God.
Grave - serious
It begins to look like parental failure of the gravest kind.
To blow a fuse – to become very angry
A spotlight blew a fuse or something.
By some margin – by some years
It has been, by some margin, the worst year of my reign.
Riveting – fascinating
So many other riveting things to read too.
To endow – to provide
Fate has endowed you with this one, with everything that goes with it.
Amid – surrounded by
Calumny – a false statement about someone that is made to damage their reputation
Amid endless other calumnies and lies.
Infidelity – a state of being unfaithful in a sexual way
Vindictiveness – a need for revenge
Temerity – audacity
If it was just incompatibility or infidelity, that would be one thing, but the sheer vindictiveness of that Morton book. And then the temerity to insist that she had nothing to do with it.
Immaculately – flawlessly, without mistakes
She's done God's will about as immaculately as any human for the past 40 years.
Hoarse – croaky, harsh, and rough
Her voice still hoarse from inhaling smoke and laboring under the weight of a cold, she delivered an unprecedentedly Frank expression of personal sadness and regret.
Stark – complete
The stark admission of failure and a horrible year for the Royal family could be seen as a plea for sympathy and forgiveness after what can only be described as a turbulent 12 months.
Reconciliation – a process of rebuilding friendly relationships
There is still hope of reconciliation.
To ravage – to cause extreme damage
The entire north terrace is ravaged by flames.
Episode 5 The Way Ahead
In episode 5, Prince Charles and Princess Diana finally formally separate. Shortly after, the press leaked the intimate telephone conversation between Charles and Camilla. Charles's reputation was at the bottom. However, royal advisors managed to cope with the scandal with the documentary "Charles: The Private Man, the Public Role." It is 1994 when Princess Diana wore her "revenge dress" to show her real attitude towards the relationship between Charles and Camila.
Dissipation – a wasteful living
Previous Princess of Wales have been happy to misspend their lives in idle dissipation, but my problem is, I can't bear idleness or dissipation.
Astounding – shocking
It is quite astounding to think that in England, we have produced one of the world's most beautiful languages.
To bow – to make a reverence (for men)
To curtsy – to make a reverence (for women)
Making the requirement to bow or curtsy to some members of the Royal family optional.
To abolish – to cancel something formally
I say why not abolish it altogether?
Assassination – a murder by a sudden attack, usually for political reasons
It's an assassination.
To flourish – to prosper
I hope it can flourish.
To nurture – to cultivate
And, even within a marriage, one must still nurture outside friendships.
Subsequent – following, coming next
First, that phone recording, subsequent humiliation.
Filthy - dirty
The tapes are filthy.
To deluge – to overwhelm with water
Palace officials said they'd been deluged with calls of support.
To revive – to bring back to life, to give the energy to live
I know what would revive me.
Gratuitous – unnecessary
That's no excuse for gratuitous, sadistic exhibitionism.
Episode 6 Ipatiev House
This episode throws the Royal family back to 1917 when King George V and Queen Mary refused to rescue the Romanov family in Russia from the Bolsheviks. Because of that decision, the whole Tsar's family was murdered in the Ipatiev House in Yekaterinburg. Decades later, after Russian president Boris Yeltsin came to Buckingham Palace, the Queen paid a visit to Russia. She wanted the remains of her relatives, the Romanovs, to be found and buried with dignity. To identify the remains of the tsar's family, Prince Philip as the closest relative, gave his DNA sample. On that very trip, Philip confessed to Elizabeth II his intellectual companionship with Lady Romsey, his godson's wife.
Queen Elizabeth II
Coup – a sudden change of existing government
The first Western leader to visit Moscow since the coup.
To pop back – to return quickly
I'll pop back in tomorrow.
Asylum - shelter
Giving asylum to The Romanovs presented a much greater threat.
To nip – to pinch, bite
In the bud – in an early stage
To nip all that in the bud.
Mongrel – a person with mixed or uncertain origin
He's always been something of a mongrel.
Disenchantment - disappointment
My disenchantment long predates that.
To herald – to be a sign of something
The trip heralds a new era of strong ties and cooperation.
Demolition – destruction
Yes, its demolition was a shameful piece of communist barbarism.
Slaughter - kilingl in a violent manner
After the slaughter, it's seen the Bolsheviks doused the bodies in acid, burned their clothes, and buried them in a mass grave.
Preordained – predestined
Or is it somehow all preordained?
Rivalry – competitiveness
You see, there was a rivalry between the two women.
Episode 7 No Women's Land
In the next episode of the Crown season 5, Diana fell in love with the cardio surgeon Dr. Khan, while her son, Prince William, started attending to Eton College. At that time, Martin Bashir, a BBC journalist, reached Earl Spencer, Diana's brother. He said that the security services were spying on Diana and asked the Princess for an exclusive interview.
Dishy – sexy (for a man)
Quit dishy, wasn't he?
To have cross with – to be angry or annoyed with someone
I think she has cross with me.
To fiddle – to change something dishonestly
I think they fiddled with brakes on my car now, as well.
To mend – to repair
You've just mended my heart.
To smother – to choke, to make someone lack air
To have a word – to talk to someone
I'll have a word with his headmaster.
Juggernaut – a sizeable heavy track
Crushed, once again, by the juggernaut of commercial television.
To throw one's hat into the ring – to announce that someone is going to try to win something
We should throw our hat into the ring.
Plummeting – crashing
A monarchy is plummeting in public esteem and credibility, destroying one of their own.
To vouch – to give a guarantee
And I just wondered to what degree you could vouch for him.
Surveillance – supervision
He came to talk to me about the surveillance of public figures by the security services.
Episode 8 Gunpowder
In episode 8, Diana discovered that people on behalf of the Royal family were spying on her. So, Princess agreed to conduct her famous interview on BBC called "An Interview with HRH The Princess of Wales." The whole Royal family observed Diana crashing them on-air.
Queen Elizabeth II
Hostility – unfriendliness
Figment – a belief that is not true or real
The enemy you imagine I am, the hostility you imagine we all feel is a figment of your imagination.
To envisage – to view in a certain way
But I don't envisage muse ever being Queen of this country.
Stipulation – a condition as a part of the agreement
Her only stipulation was she be allowed to speak to the Queen before it airs.
To intertwine – to unite by twisting together
In that way, the two institutions, Crown and BBC, are inherently intertwined.
Traitor – a betrayer
Maybe, England's most famous traitor.
To rekindle – to start again
Your husband is said to have rekindled his relationship with Mrs. Camilla Parker Bowles around 1986.
Episode 9 Couple 31
In the ninth episode of season 5, the Queen agreed to let Charles and Diana end their marriage after the Panorama interview. However, soon after the divorce, Charles, and Camilla, with the help of public relations executive Mark Bolland, started working on their public image.
Queen Elizabeth II
Inevitable - unavoidable
The termination of your marriage is not only inevitable but preferable.
Fervent – passionate, hot, burning
Swiftly - quickly
My fervent wish is that by reaching an agreement swiftly, you will restore a dignity that in recent years has so regrettably been lost.
Ghastly – unpleasant, gloomy
Those ghastly people gone from the end of your drive?
Magnitude – a size
An opening demand of this magnitude is clearly designed to ruin me.
To put off – to postpone
Don't let his youth to put you off.
To cut out – to not be good or suitable for something
Do you ever feel that some people just aren't cut out for marriage?
To diminish – to reduce
If I let this situation, this predicament I'm in diminish me, destroy me….
To clamp – to officially set punishment for something
Diana would never be clamped, would she?
Episode 10 Decommissioned
The final episode of season 5 shows us what happened with the Royal family in 1997. After Tony Blair from Labour Party became Prime minister, he met with Prince Charles during their trip to Hong Kong due to the handover of the country. The future King tried to convince a new leader that it was wise to bring a modern monarch to the throne. And after rejecting the proposal for private financing of her royal yacht Britannia, the Queen went on the last voyage before decommissioning her "home."
Queen Elizabeth II
Forthright – direct
I shall miss your calm, forthright, dependable presence.
To mean the world – to be very important, to care about something or someone a lot
That would mean the world to me.
To decommission – to remove from service
And before she is decommissioned, do you think I might be allowed to say my own private farewell to Britannia?
To inflict – to cause suffering
No, I wouldn't inflict all this on you.
To preserve – to protect
By preserving these liberties, we are not merely protecting a people's way of life.
Discretion – a common sense
Camilla has remained a model of discretion and decency and dignity.
Dawn – a beginning
A new dawn has broken, has it not?
Stranglehold – a grip around the neck
Feat – an achievement
He's broken the stranglehold the unions had over his party and made Labour electable again, which is no mean feat.