The highly rated and popular Netflix show, The crown, follows the reign of the late Queen Elizabeth II. The show is inspired by the real life of the royal family and depicts their history. The crown is currently in its fifth season, having revamped the entire cast. The new season focuses on the years 1991 to 1997 which were filled to the brim with drama for the royal family. It is the first season after the death of Queen Elizabeth II and has also been criticized for airing just months after her disappearance.
Well that’s not the only criticism The crown has faced during all his years on the screens. People close to the royal family have expressed their disappointment with the series. Recently another addition was made to the list. Friend and bridesmaid to Queen Elizabeth II, Lady Anne Glenconner has also expressed her issues with the drama.
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Lady Anne Glenconner is calling The crown “Unfair”
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During a chat on Woman’s Hour on BBC Radio 4, Lady Anne Glenconner revealed that she believed that The crown, directed by Peter Morgan, is “unfair” to members of the royal family because many believe that the dramatization of events is a reality, which is not quite the case.
“The problem is that people, especially in America, believe it completely. It’s so irritating. I don’t watch The Crown now because it makes me so angry. And it’s so unfair to the members of the royal family.
She further expressed her disappointment with one particular scene in the series, one that involved the death of Prince Philip’s sister. The tragic plane crash that caused the death of Princess Cécile de Grâce was shown in the series. In the scene, the late Duke of Edinburgh was seen insisting his sister get on the plane. Glenconner called the whole scene “totally false. » She added that portraying people in this light is hurtful and no one deserves to have their relationships trashed.
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Lady Anne Glenconner criticizes Helena Bonham Carter
The character of Princess Margaret was played by the hugely popular actress, Helena Bonham Carter. Glenconner revealed that Carter came to her for advice on how to get into character and she told him things like how Princess Margaret smoked and how she walked. Later, when she met Carter after the show aired, she expressed disappointment with his portrayal. When asked by Carter what she thought of her role, Glenconner said she was “rather disappointed. »
In another interview, she also called out the show for showing the fake event where Princess Margaret is seen rhyming rudely with then-US President Lyndon B Johnson.
With the ever-increasing criticism against the series, The crown decided to add a disclaimer below the trailer for its fifth season which states that although the show is inspired by real events, it is a fictional dramatization.
The crown is available to stream on Netflix.
Source: BBC Radio 4