Netflix’s Explained Season 3 Episode 2 Recap: Reality of Royalty

It’s a new Friday, and we have Netflix’s Explained Season 3 Episode 2 out. Titled Royalty, The Mandalorian actor Rosario Dawson has narrated the 24 minutes episodes. As the title suggests, in today’s episode, the makers explain what’s Royalty and what importance they hold in today’s episode.

The description for the second episode reads, ‘How do monarchies survive when they no longer wield power? By presenting a royal fairy tale that may not reflect the reality of the past – or present.

– Explained Season 3 Episode 2 Recap for Royalty contains a few spoilers –

Netflix’s Explained Season 3 Episode 2 Recap: What it Explains

The second episode begins with narrator Rosario Dawson discussing how kings and queens ruled people centuries ago. This monarchical practice continued for decades, with rulers telling the people that God had chosen them to reign. However, numerous revolutions throughout history have occurred due to people realising what would happen if God created everyone equally and allowed them to choose their leaders.

Despite this, the narrator emphasises that monarchy still persists in several regions of the world today. The British Monarchy, which Queen Elizabeth II currently controls, is the largest of them all. However, not everyone appreciates being dominated by someone unfamiliar with their history or culture. Carolyn Cooper, Author & Professor at the University of West Indies, says, “Having the Queen of England as the head of state of Jamaica is really ridiculous in the 21st century.”

In the Royalty Episode of Explained Season 3 Netflix, the narrator tells us six facts about the monarchies. They are: Ceremonial Royals Have No Power, Bloodlines, Wealth, The Reinvention of Royalty, Fairytale Celebrities, It’s Complicated. The guests and the narrator describe how racism, the slave trade, controlling different countries, and other such wrongdoings have shaped the history of most royal houses.

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The Bloodline is the oddest revelation in Explained Season 3 Episode 2 Royalty. Dawson informs us about the history of the Habsburg royal family, who would marry their cousins and nieces to maintain the family bloodline. Because of the marrying tradition, family members were born with broad Habsburg jawlines, which were unattractive. The episode also informs us about people who changed their lives for the better after leaving the royal life. Geza Von Habsburg, for example, has left his royal past behind and is content with his wife.

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Netflix-Vox’s Explained Season 3 Episode 2 also focuses on how the British Royal families live off tax money. Ed Owens, Royal Historian, says, “The royal family’s main goal above everything else is survival.” The makers also focus on racism and discuss Prince Harry and Megan Markle’s startling revelations during Oprah’s interview this year. The episode depicts how people are pulled to them and their lives (fairy tales) despite the royal families’ inaction.

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Overall, the Royalty episode of Explained is exceptionally enlightening. It’s something that most people are familiar with and many people still find fascinating. There have been protests against these royal families, but the question is whether or not the public is ready to let go of these fairy tales!

Explained Season 3 Episode 2 Royalty is currently streaming on Netflix.

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Explained Season 3 Episode 2 Recap: Titled Royalty, narrator Rosario Dawson speaks of monarchies, their history and how they survive in modern times.

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