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Imelda Marcos is Mentioned in 'The Crown,' Twitter is Amused

Yes, it referenced the shoes.
Nov 15, 2020
Former Philippine first lady and now congresswoman Imelda Marcos is assisted to her car after visiting the tomb of former Philippine president and late dictator Ferdinand Marcos on National Heroes' Day at the Heroes Cemetery in Manila on Aug. 28, 2017. National Heroes Day commemorates the beginning of the "Cry of Pugad Lawin", the fight for independence from Spain by Filipino revolutionaries led by Andres Bonifacio.
Photo/s: Noel Celis/AFP

Former First Lady Imelda Marcos was a trending topic on Twitter late Sunday after she was mentioned in the Netflix hit, "The Crown" about the British Royal Family.

In the scene, Princess Margaret, played by Oscar nominee Helena Bonham-Carter, said that during a state banquet in Manila, Marcos approached her to talk about her "shell collection."

The other characters told the princess that maybe she misheard the first lady, who was actually referring to her shoes. By Margaret's account in the scene, Marcos "barges into the room" and "makes a beeline straight for me."

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The scene is from Season 4 of The Crown, which will introduce even more characters -- Princess Diana and Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

The former first lady has acknowledged her shoe collection, which she claimed is not as extravagant as it is portrayed. 

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Earlier this year, another documentary on her life, "The Kingmaker," premiered in the Philippines. In an interview with the filmmaker, Lauren Greenfield, she said: "Perception is real, the truth is not."

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