His feelings are especially heightened when, in episode seven, he witnessed the successful Apollo II mission to the Moon in 1969 on television. 

Although the Prince was disappointed by his private interview with Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, Philip remained feeling inadequate in his position as the Queen’s husband. 

Speaking to Variety, showrunner Peter Morgan revealed why the Moon landing was a crucial moment to include in season three.

Firstly, he explained: “They’ve all got ringside seats for every major event, but because they’ve got their own private interests and passions you can take it in different directions and patterns.”

source: express.co.uk

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