Remembering Queen Elizabeth II : Pop Culture Happy Hour Queen Elizabeth II died today at the age of 96. She was the longest-serving British monarch, and she was undeniably a major figure in pop culture. Her image on television shows like The Crown, and in movies like The Queen, never seemed to quite capture who she was, and yet people kept trying and trying. We try to wrap our heads around the pop culture understanding of the queen, and how her legacy played out on television and in movies.

Remembering Queen Elizabeth II

Remembering Queen Elizabeth II

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Queen Elizabeth II at an Armed Forces Act of Loyalty Parade on June 28, 2022 in Edinburgh, United Kingdom. Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Queen Elizabeth II at an Armed Forces Act of Loyalty Parade on June 28, 2022 in Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

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Queen Elizabeth II died today at the age of 96. She was the longest-serving British monarch, and she was undeniably a major figure in pop culture. Her image on television shows like The Crown, and in movies like The Queen, never seemed to quite capture who she was, and yet people kept trying and trying. We try to wrap our heads around the pop culture understanding of the queen, and how her legacy played out on television and in movies.