For a whole generation of Americans, Prince Philip was a blank slate. “People had some sense that he was this older gentleman next to Elizabeth, but really no specific sense of who he is and who he was,” said Arianne Chernock, an associate professor of history at Boston University.
Prince William, marrying Catherine, now the Duchess of Cambridge, in 2011. They have since welcomed three children, with the youngest, Prince Louis, born in April 2018.
Prince Harry, married American former actress Meghan Markle, now known as
the Duchess of Sussex. This fascination escalated after the pair stepped back from the family last year, giving up their royal titles before revealing all about their lives in a
bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey broadcast last month.
But arguably also helping to spur interest in the royals among younger Americans is “The Crown.”
Claire Foy. That time frame also coincides with the early years of her marriage to Prince Philip, played by Matt Smith.