A lot of things are going on in season 4 of The Crown. Many fans are calling it a dramatic season so far and they have a good reason to say so.
But the fans are surprised that a famous incident from that time has not been included in the show. In the following section, we will be talking about a real-life incident that concerns Princess Anne.
It was in the year 1974 on the 20th day of the month of March when Princess Anne was returning to Buckingham Palace along with a 4-month-old husband Captain Mark Phillips on the way they had to stop as a ford Escort blocked their path.
A man named Ian Ball got out of the car and pulled out a handgun using which he shot Anne’s chauffeur and her security officer along with a journalist who tried to save her.
Ball walked up to the Princess and asked her to get out of the car but Anne refused him by saying “not bloody lightly”. Ball’s plan was to kidnap Anne and asked the queen for a ransom of €2 million.
Anne had acted very bravely at the time and even tried to change her kidnapper’s mind by talking to him, luckily a passerby intervened. The passer-by punched the kidnapper in the head bringing the kidnapping attempt to an end.
This whole incident would have made a very good episode but we must never forget that actual life was at stake in real life.