By Will Robinson
Updated September 04, 2015 at 12:00 PM EDT
Credit: Cathal McNaughton-Pool/Getty Images

You often hear about particular celebrities being fans of a show or hot musician. But those fans are seldom regal.

British royalty scribe Brian Hoey tells People that Queen Elizabeth II is a Downton Abbey superfan — like, really into the show and the period in which it’s set: early 20th century England. During one viewing, she noticed an on-screen officer wearing anachronistic medals. “She loves to pick out the mistakes,” Hoey tells People.

Hoey doesn’t share other shows Her Majesty enjoys, but it’s difficult to picture her devouring episodes of Breaking Bad. (Although she might reconsider seizing the Iron Throne…)

In honor of her historically long reign, read more surprising facts about the Queen over at People.

WANT MORE EW? Subscribe now to keep up with the latest in movies, television and music.

Episode Recaps

Downton Abbey PS

Downton Abbey

The war is over, but intrigue, crisis, romance, and change still grip the beloved estate.

  • TV Show
  • 6
  • PBS
stream service