The latest season of a hit Netflix series will have the region's residents reminiscing about the last royal visit to central Victoria.
Season four of The Crown is set during the 1980s with an episode devoted to Prince Charles and Princess Diana's 1983 visit to Australia.
The then-newlyweds were the last British royal visit to Bendigo where they stayed at the Shamrock Hotel and were welcomed with a special performance by Chinese dragon Sun Loong.
It was a welcome that was iconically Bendigo.
Bendigo Art gallery curator Emma Busowsky Cox delved into the city's royal visits in an exhibition last year.
The Post Office Gallery's Rule Britannia, the Golden City: Royal visits to Bendigo exhibition coincided with the Bendigo Art Gallery's Tudors to Windsors royal portraits exhibition.
Like the royal visits before, Bendigo devoted itself to everything royal for the four-month stretch of the portraits exhibition.
Ms Busowsky Cox said royal visits were designed to garner support for the monarchy.
"When you think about it, royal families were the first celebrities," she said.
"You have this inherited absolute power and wealth but at the same time, public scrutiny and an ever-present threat of being overthrown and therefore, the need to work at retaining public support.
"So self promotion - through dissemination of royal portraits and later, visits to colonised countries - worked to serve that purpose.
"Royal visits to a colonised city were a part of a finely tuned propaganda machine, a spectacle designed to drum up that excitement and support for the monarchy. Queen Elizabeth II's visit to Australia in 1954 (which included Bendigo) was the biggest single event ever staged in this country."
Sadly, Bendigo doesn't feature in The Crown's Australian visit episode.
It sees the couple visit Uluru, Bondi Beach and the Sydney Opera House with the focus of the episode on the tension in the early parts of the young couple's marriage.
"In 1983, all eyes were on the royal couple Charles and Diana (as) 'one of the great romances of the century'," Ms Busowsky Cox said.
"The Prince and Princess of Wales arrived in Australia with their baby son, Prince William, in March of 1983. The couple kicked off their royal tour in Alice Springs. They then visited Perth, Sydney, Canberra, Newcastle, Melbourne, Ballarat and Bendigo.
"The royal pair touched down by plane to the Bendigo Airport where they were greeted by crowds waving Australian flags, before being taken by royal Rolls Royce to Pall Mall."
Ms Busowsky Cox said after arriving at Pall Mall with a Bendigo band performing God Save the Queen, Prince Charles delivered a speech to the cheers the crowd.
The speech went: "Mr Mayor, ladies and gentlemen, while my wife and I were walking through the shopping mall just now we discovered that many of you had been waiting here since 10 or 11 o'clock this morning.
"And we're both enormously touched that you should have even considered doing so, particularly on a cold, and very blustery day. But not quite as cold as Ballarat, where we've just come from."
Before the 1983 Royal Tour, Prince Charles visited Bendigo as a single man in 1974.
On that visit, he drove a tram from Alexandra Fountain in Pall Mall to the Joss House Temple.
To the delight of tramway staff he stalled and even swore.
The voyage has become famous among the city's tram drivers with the story being passed down since the 1970s.
The Prince and Princess of Wales would later return to Australia in 1988 for the for the bicentenary celebrations.
Ms Busowsky Cox said in researching her 2019 royal visits exhibition, she utilised a lot of different media.
"The royal visits were such big public events, there is a huge amount of material in historical and private collections relating to the visits," she said. "Everything from photographs, commemorative medals, souvenirs of all kinds.
"The visits were very well documented in the media of the day - often down to the menus at official functions have been captured.
When you think about it, royal families were the first celebrities.Emma Busowsky Cox, Bendigo Art Gallery curator
"There are residents of Bendigo who remember standing on the oval as school children, waiting in the hot sun for the arrival of Queen Elizabeth (in 1954)."
The latest series of The Crown - as it always has - works hard to re-create the moments, fashions and locations that fans recall from the six-week 1983 tour.
"The Crown is a beautifully produced series and captivating in its dramatisation of real events," Ms Busowsky Cox said. "Reportedly Queen Elizabeth II herself is a fan.
"Certainly that idea that the royal family are so consequential to history is part of the appeal of the series - a behind the scenes glimpse at the workings of a system that has so drastically and unquestionably shaped our world.
Ms Busowsky Cox said being a constant in the public's eye was one of the reasons why people of all age and from all backgrounds remain fascinated with royal families and the world they live in.
"I suppose when you have that level of celebrity and power coupled with unimaginable wealth, then of course what follows is a feeling of ownership and familiarity from seeing members of the royal family constantly discussed in the media and the glossies," she said.
"Yet with all that privilege, they are not immune to personal tragedy, heartbreak and scandal, and that's pretty intriguing."
The Crown, season 4, is screening on Netflix.