Netflix’s drama serial The Crown has won best drama at the 73rd Emmy Awards in Los Angeles and oceans away, in Pakistan, many women privately felt a twinge of satisfaction as the characters of this royal story are so close to home.
Consider the story of The Crown’s fourth season.
A new bride of twenty, wide-eyed and full of hope, an icy mother-in-law, and a cheating husband. This may sound like the prologue of any South Asian woman’s recap of her marriage, but this was also the story of Lady Diana, the former Princess of Wales. No wonder our mothers, aunts, grandmothers or any woman who was married in the nineties in Pakistan feels like she relates to Diana on a very personal level.