Series five out of Crownslated to premiere on Netflix on November 9, will be a ‘muckraking’ exercise this would deflect Charles’s efforts to establish himself as a sympathetic figure as he began his reign, it was claimed.
British newspaper Sun quoted a “television insider” as saying: “This couldn’t have come at a more delicate time for the new king and his queen, especially as they are making their mark on the public mind.” they.
“There is a sense Netflix is lurking about events that took place 30 to 40 years ago, but are still intact for those involved.
“The worst factor for the royal family is that millions of people around the world will watch this series and see it less as a TV series and more as a documentary.”
The Sun highlights some of the key scenes it says will feature in the new series, including the 1990s to 1997s and sees Elizabeth Debicki replace Emma Corrin as Diana and Dominic West as Charles.
Main episodes will introduce Diana tapes for journalist Andrew Morton, used in his book Diana: Her True Storyand Diana’s interview with Martin Bashir.
Harry and William both condemned the interview, and successfully lobbied for the BBC to never show it again after it was revealed Bashir had grossly cheated on Diana during the interview.
The Sun listed six key scenes that it deemed would make Charles “uncomfortable to watch”, including Diana suffering from bulimia the night before the wedding and Charles continuing his love affair with Camilla after marrying Diana.
In another scene, Sun said the queen was seen telling Charles: “Although one would expect the king to marry and produce an heir, being happily married is more of a preference than a requirement.”
One report that is likely to put younger royals on their guard is a scene in which William and Harry are seen emotionally manipulated by Charles on a family holiday. In another scene, Diana cries while William comforts her, the report added.
Prince Harry signed a multi-million dollar production deal with Netflix and refused to criticize Crownsaid it was clearly fictional in an interview with James Corden.
Buckingham Palace has always declined to comment on the show, with sources generally referring to it as a fictitious show.