Although to date the members of the British Royal Family have been extremely restrained in their comments on the vision that the public conveys the Netflix series, “The Crown”, the fourth season, has broken this institutional silence.
Some new chapters, which premiered this Sunday on the streaming service, have caused annoyance among notable members of the royalty who have gone on the offensive since Buckingham and are already heavily charged against the fiction created by Peter Morgan that is accused from “unreal” and “insensitive.”
Thus, according to the Daily Mail, people very close to Prince Charles have launched vehement attacks against the new season of the series. The new episodes run from 1979 to 1990 and address, among other events, the engagement and marriage of Diana of Wales and Carlos, the princess’s eating disorders, and Carlos’s own relationship with Camilla Parker.
“This is a fictional drama, entertainment for commercial purposes that is carried out without taking into account the people involved whose lives are appropriated and exploited (…) In this case, events that happened in different times are brought to light again. very difficult 25 or 30 years ago without thinking about anyone’s feelings. That is neither good nor fair, especially when many of the things that are represented do not conform to the truth ”, they affirm from the surroundings of Prince Charles.
The fourth season of the hit Netflix drama spans the years from the 1979 assassination of Lord Mountbatten to the fall of Margaret Thatcher in 1990. But it is the description of a callous and selfish Charles who marries an innocent Diana while maintaining his affair with Camilla Parker-Bowles, then married, which has provoked the ire of the Prince of Wales.
In this sense, from Buckingham they denounce the malicious portrait that the series made of Carlos and Camila from the beginning and points out that even reality shows “admit that some scenes have been invented for entertainment.”
“There is no intention of telling a carefully nuanced story, everything is very two-dimensional. This is trolling on a Hollywood budget. The public should not be fooled into thinking that this is an accurate account of what really happened, “they say.
But the new chapters of “The Crown” have not only disturbed Carlos’s environment, also his son, Prince William. According to close sources cited by the British newspaper, the Duke of Cambridge is not at all satisfied with the new season as he believes that the figures of his parents “are being exploited and presented in a false and simplistic way to make money.”
In this sense, from Buckingham they regret the great insensitivity that the series shows when dealing with events that are still recent since, they say, some scars of the bitter separation of Charles and Diana are still open.
“These events are not stories from 100 or even 50 years ago. The pain continues to be intense and not enough time has passed (…) Fiction becomes more attractive than facts and dramatizing these painful events of marital breakdowns and injured children is very insensitive ”, they denounce.