MORE people have watched Netflix drama The Crown than saw the real wedding of Prince Charles and Diana Spencer on TV in Britain.
Almost 29million logged on for the fourth series, which centres on the royal couple, in the first week after its November 4 release.
That is 600,000 more than watched TV coverage in Britain of their big day in 1981.
Netflix does not officially publicise figures until a month after a show first comes out — and 21million saw the third series in that period.
However, it has, told members of the cast which includes Josh Connor, 30, as Charles and Emma Corrin, 24, as Diana.
A source said: “Everyone involved is totally thrilled.”
“There was more hyper than ever on this year’s series, and arguably more pressure on all the cast, crew and writers.
“But the reviews have been almost unanimously rave - and this is reflected in the first week viewing figures.
'THIS IS WAR'Piers declares war on Martin Lewis after he suggests star has a small willy
gangster's paradiseI'm A Celeb's Shane Richie had a close friendship with Reggie Kray
JAWS ON THE FLOORJLo, 51, defies age as she strips totally naked in jaw-dropping video
'IT'S NOT FAIR'Strictly fans 'figure out' why Maisie keeps ending up in the bottom two
castle gafferGiovanna is I'm A Celeb leader as Bev hits back at heated castle rumours
'too easy'I'm A Celeb fans accuse Shane Richie of 'cheating' as Ant and Dec help in trial
“Execs have told a few of the key cast members, like Emma and Josh, and obviously everyone is thrilled. It’s an astonishing result.”
The widely-hyped series, starring Olivia Colman as the Queen, is also based around the Margaret Thatcher years - played by Gillian Anderson.
In July 1981, 28.4 million Brits tuned in to BBC1 to watch Diana walk down the aisle at St Paul’s Cathedral.
GOT a story? RING The Sun on 0207 782 4104 or WHATSAPP on 07423720250 or EMAIL [email protected]