I don't know if its the writing or cast, or what. But its really hard to have any sympathy or care about any of them. I'm not sure that's their intent. But from what we see from the royal family except for the Queen they all whine and complain. Poor Margaret see how sad she is? How hard it is being the sister to the Queen. Its hard to feel sorry for her when she acts like a spoiled brat and doesn't do anything but complain or seek attention. She doesn't work. She's not good at filling in for her sister, she'd never do any of the work the Queen does. She does two visits in America and is tired from them. Charles of course has Mommy issues, Tony had Mommy issues and only married Margaret because of them. Philip can't stop whining about how much he's not allowed to do now into three seasons and listening to him whine about money? Gee, I feel really sorry for you, it must be hard to be married to the wealthiest woman in the world, have several castles, cars, horses, and full staff and anything else you could buy. While the Queen is just so unfeeling and really comes off as out of touch when at least in the first two seasons you could see she had sympathy. Even when she dressed down Eden for the whole Suez thing being mostly his fault she was still sorry and seemed like it. This Queen never shows any sympathy. While they do keep bringing up the country being in an economic crisis and huge debt that doesn't really seem to register with her or her husband. She skips off down to her beautiful and expensive stable to her horse and jets off to France and America for almost a month just so she could learn to new horse techniques. Wow, must be nice to be able to do that and afford to do that. Why was she so negative when Anne suggest selling stuff around the palace to fund Alice's nunnery that was actually helping people?
From what they show us with the government its really not any better. A horrible crisis happens in Wales, which was the government's fault and along with Coal board all try to avoid blame and shift it to the Queen. God forbid anyone take any responsibility. The Prime Minister who won't do anything despite how bad everything is around the country. Or the men getting so bent of shape when the miners called them on their crap in that meeting. Are we suppose to find any of these people likable? The royal family? The government? No one really is. Churchill botched the fog but in the end he finally got off his butt partly because to save his skin but also due to his secretary being killed. But he finally did something. No one seems to do anything this season then be annoyed when someone dares to ask them to.
Charles being so sympathetic with Great-Uncle Nazi and thinking their in the same boat. What so no one has talk to him about his Nazi sympathies and other bad qualities? Its hard to imagine the Queen Mother and Philip not telling him all about Edward VIII especially given their all still so worried that anything different will lead to the abdication. Should he be more upset that he was used by "the one"? He had no idea the whole time Camilla was still seeing Andrew. Its really hard to see why he wouldn't hate her forever for that.