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The Crown: The angry British royal family, the government forced to intervene


Since the beginning of the broadcast of The Crown, the royal family has been denouncing a distortion of reality, so much so that the British Minister of Culture asked Netflix to specify that it is a fiction.

If The Crown is a resounding success with Netflix subscribers, the Crown sees red. According to Buckingham, the series would multiply lies and put forward a distorted version of reality, as recently revealed by journalist and royalty expert Emily Andrews.

A polemic which has only swelled since an emblematic character of Gotha made its entry in the fourth season: Princess Diana played by Emma Corrin. Faced with this scandal that continues to embarrass members of the British royal family, the government was forced to intervene.

Olivier Dowden, the British Minister of Culture interviewed by the Mail on Sunday, asked that viewers be warned at the beginning of each episode that these are not real “facts”. In support of the royalty, he said: “This is a beautifully produced work of fiction, so as with other television productions, Netflix should be very clear at the beginning.”

He added: “Without that, I fear that a generation of viewers who have not experienced these events will take fiction for fact.” According to our colleagues, Olivier Dowden should contact the broadcasting platform to formally present his request.

The extended series?

If this proposal is accepted by the streaming giant, it should remove a thorn in the side of Queen Elizabeth II and her loved ones, especially since The Crown could be “extended” beyond its already planned seasons 5 and 6, and look at the stories of Princes William and Harry, we have heard rumors that Netflix is talking about the possibility of extending the series”, the biography of the Duke of Sussex and Meghan Markle, before adding : “When you think of the extent of the controversy this season has caused, [The Crown] will be in the lives of royalty for some time to come. “

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