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Royal family find The Crown ‘harder to stomach’ with each new season

They’re said to be very concerned about the final two seasons

Jacob Stolworthy
Thursday 26 November 2020 09:28 GMT
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Members of the royal family are said to be finding the new season of The Crown "hard to stomach".

Amid reports that Camilla Parker Bowles has been receiving online abuse due to her portrayal in the Netflix drama, it's now been claimed some family members can't bear the thought of watching the new episodes.

ABC News royal contributor Omid Scoobie said on the Heir podcast that their issue is with the show nearing modern day events.

"I think as the show progress into the more present-day house of Windsor it becomes harder and harder for members of the Royal Family to even stomach the idea of watching it," Scobie said.

"There is already a lot of talk about series five and series six."

While the show was originally supposed to run for five seasons, showrunner Peter Morgan decided to extend that number to six ahead of season four’s release.

The show’s events are expected to go up until the 1997 death of Princess Diana, who is played by Emma Corrin.

Scobie wondered "if any royals are kicking themselves for not taking advantage" of Netflix's willingness to collaborate with them on the drama.

Olivia Colman and Tobias Menzies as Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip in ‘The Crown’ (Netflix)

He added: "Those working on the show did reach out the palace to see if there was an opportunity for fact-checking, but the answer was a firm no."

According to another royal source, the Queen loved the first season of The Crown, but it's unclear whether she has watched any others.

The Crown is available to stream on Netflix now. Find a rundown of the fourth season's accuracy here.

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