The recent season of The Crown has proven controversial with all its revelations about the royal family, albeit fictional. As a lot has been said about the show, what can Prince Harry say about it?
During Prince Harry's interview with Stephen Colbert on The Late Show, the Duke of Sussex was asked if he was watching The Crown. But aside from being a fan, Meghan Markle's husband also fact-checked the series.
Prince Harry Admits to Watching The Crown
While promoting his memoir, Spare, the host confirmed if the prince was watching the controversial Netflix series.
"Yes, I have actually watched The Crown. The older stuff and the more recent stuff," he said, per Capital FM.
Colbert then asked if he fact-checked it.
"Yes, I do actually," he continued. "Which, by the way, is another reason why it's so important that history has it right."
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Prince Harry also talked about the drama in his interview with James Corden on The Late Late Show in 2021, saying he would rather choose to watch a fictional story about his family's life instead of reading tabloid stories about it.
"Of course, it's not strictly accurate … but it gives you a rough idea about what that lifestyle—the pressures of putting duty and service above family and everything else—what can come from that," he explained.
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"I'm way more comfortable with The Crown than I am seeing the stories written about my family or my wife or myself," he continued. "Because it's the difference between fiction, take it how you will, but this is being reported on as fact because you're supposedly news. I have a real issue with that."
Is The Crown Based on True Events or Fictional?
Aside from Prince Harry, Princess Eugenie and other royal family members have shared their thoughts about The Crown.
Though Queen Elizabeth didn't say anything about it, the government's Culture Secretary, Oliver Dowden, asked Netflix to add a "disclaimer" to the series to assure the viewers that it's a fictional story and not a real one based on the royal family.
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The streaming service, alternatively, stressed the show was always presented as a drama, and it was confident that its viewers understood that it was a work of fiction broadly based on historical events.
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