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The Crown

The Crown
By Jon Zajac

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As a lover of historical dramas, The Crown is one of my favorite TV shows of all time. I’m always looking for ways to incorporate its elegance, grandeur, and intrigue into my events. One fun way to do this is by using The Crown-themed “This or That” icebreaker questions. By asking questions related to the show’s characters, storylines, and themes, you can create a sense of sophistication and curiosity among your guests and encourage them to share their opinions and experiences.

How to incorporate The Crown themed This or That questions

To incorporate The Crown-themed “This or That” questions into your event, follow these steps:

  1. Prepare a list of questions beforehand that are related to the show’s characters, storylines, and themes. You can find inspiration from watching episodes, reading recaps, or browsing online forums and fan sites.

  2. Print out the questions on cards or display them on a screen or a poster board. Encourage your guests to form small groups of 3-5 people and take turns asking each other the questions. You can also create a rotation system where each group moves on to the next question after a set amount of time (e.g., 2-3 minutes).

  3. Make sure everyone has a chance to answer each question and listen actively to their responses. Encourage follow-up questions, comments, and discussions that build on the initial answers. You can also share your own insights and opinions about the show to keep the conversation flowing.

  4. After everyone has had a chance to answer all the questions, gather your guests in a larger group and ask them to share their favorite or most surprising answers. You can also use this opportunity to highlight any commonalities or connections that emerged during the activity.

  5. Consider using some of the insights or stories that came up during the “This or That” icebreaker as a springboard for further conversations and activities throughout the day. For example, you could organize a trivia game based on The Crown trivia or create a photo booth with props inspired by the show’s characters and settings.

Ideas on different themes of questions

To keep your The Crown-themed icebreaker questions fresh and engaging, you can explore different themes and categories that are relevant to the show. Here are some ideas:

  • Characters: Ask questions related to the personalities, relationships, and quirks of the show’s main characters (e.g., “Which The Crown character do you relate to the most?” or “Who is your favorite member of the royal family?”).

  • Storylines: Ask questions about the show’s plot twists, conflicts, and resolutions (e.g., “What was your favorite episode of The Crown?” or “Do you prefer the political storylines or the personal storylines?”).

  • Themes: Ask questions that explore the show’s themes and messages (e.g., “What lessons have you learned from watching The Crown?” or “How has The Crown changed your perspective on royalty and power?”).

  • Historical accuracy: Ask questions that delve into the historical context of the show and its portrayal of real-life events (e.g., “Which historical figure do you find most fascinating in The Crown?” or “How accurate do you think The Crown is in depicting British history?”).

  • Costumes and sets: Ask questions that highlight the show’s attention to detail and visual aesthetics (e.g., “What is your favorite costume or set design in The Crown?” or “Which scene from the show do you find most visually striking?”).

By incorporating these different themes of questions into your The Crown-themed icebreaker activity, you can keep your guests engaged and entertained while also fostering a sense of sophistication and curiosity. So why not give it a try and see how it can enhance your next event!

My favorite The Crown themed This or That questions

  1. The Crown or Downton Abbey?
  2. Queen Elizabeth II or Queen Victoria?
  3. Prince Philip or Prince Charles?
  4. Princess Margaret or Princess Anne?
  5. John Lithgow as Winston Churchill or Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill?
  6. Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II or Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II?
  7. Vanessa Kirby as Princess Margaret or Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret?
  8. Season 3 or Season 4?
  9. Wallis Simpson or Camilla Parker Bowles?
  10. Peter Townsend or Prince Philip?
  11. Margaret Thatcher or Tony Blair?
  12. Netflix’s The Crown or The BBC’s The Windsors?
  13. Princess Diana or Kate Middleton?
  14. Parliament or the Monarchy?
  15. The Queen’s coronation or the royal wedding?
  16. Buckingham Palace or Balmoral Castle?
  17. Elizabeth and Philip’s relationship or Margaret and Tony’s relationship?
  18. The royal yacht Britannia or the royal train?
  19. The Queen’s corgis or Prince Charles’ horses?
  20. Oliver Dowden’s warning labels or the show’s disclaimer?
  21. Charles’ investiture ceremony or Diana’s wedding?
  22. Margaret’s affair with Roddy Llewellyn or Peter Townsend?
  23. The Queen’s relationship with her children or her relationship with Margaret Thatcher?
  24. The Aberfan disaster or the Falklands War?
  25. Queen Elizabeth’s Commonwealth tour or Prince Charles’ visit to Australia?
  26. The Queen Mother or Prince Philip’s mother?
  27. The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award or the Queen’s Young Leaders programme?
  28. Prince Harry’s exit or Princess Margaret’s relationship with Peter Townsend?
  29. Princess Anne’s equestrianism or Prince Charles’ environmentalism?
  30. The Queen’s Christmas message or Prince Charles’ alternative Christmas message?

About the author

Jon Zajac

Jon Zajac

Founder & Chief Icebreaker

I started Icebreaker Spot because I truly believe that strong connections are the foundation of successful teams. I wanted to create a platform that would make it easy for people to find and share icebreakers and team building activities, empowering them to build trust, foster collaboration, and ultimately, achieve greatness together.