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Queen Camilla Gives Bridgerton Her Royal Seal Of Approval

She isn't the only royal fan of the hit Netflix drama.

Queen Camilla, Luke Newton, and Nicola Coughlan.
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Queen Camilla is a verified Bridgerton fan. The senior royal shared her love for the period drama on May 20, when she stopped by the 2024 Chelsea Flower Show with her husband, King Charles III, in tow.

During their private tour, Charles and Camilla explored the show’s Penelope Featherington-inspired garden, sponsored by Netflix and designed by Holly Johnson. It was then that the Queen shared she’d seen Bridgerton Season 1, saying “I watched the first lot.” (Daily Mail editor Rebecca English, who posted a video of the tour, first reported the news.)

The Bridgerton Garden at the Chelsea Flower Show, which boasts an ornate water feature, moongate entrance, and sunken seating area, was designed with “Penelope’s personal journey” in mind.

“A shaded space down one half of the garden alludes to themes of mystery, turmoil and defiance; layers of groundcover, ferns and ivy are intended to represent a woven network of secrets,” the Royal Horticultural Society’s description of the garden reads. “In contrast, the other half of the garden graduates to a brighter palette of sophisticated colors. This ‘full bloom’ effect is symbolic of Penelope’s embracing of her true self and coming into the light.”

Queen Camilla at the ‘Bridgerton’ garden. WPA Pool/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Queen Camilla might not be the only royal Bridgerton fan. In 2021, Kate Middleton and Prince William took part in a virtual interview on the Royal Family's YouTube channel to discuss parenting and homeschooling amid the pandemic.

When the moderator asked her who her biggest supporter was during lockdown, the Princess of Wales joked, “We don't want it to be Bridgerton or something like that,” leaving many fans convinced she’s a fan of the hit Netflix series.

Another Queen Loves Bridgerton, Too

During the European leg of her Renaissance World Tour in the summer of 2023, Queen Bey reportedly made time to visit the set of Bridgerton Season 3.

Per The Sun, Bridgerton showrunners became aware of Beyoncé’s love of the series and are said to have contacted the singer’s team to invite her to the set.

“The set was placed on lockdown for her visit and everyone involved was told not to breathe a word,” an insider claimed to the outlet. “It was a huge moment for the cast and crew. She asked lots of questions and was really interested. Everyone was saying afterward they were struck by how lovely and down-to-earth she was.”