Royal drama series ‘The Crown’ features the royals in which newcomer Emma Corrin plays Princess Diana.
Season 4 of ‘The Crown’ shows the turbulent marriage between Charles and Diana. The royal family has given reported backlash to the team, as it reportedly showed scenes focus on Charles verbally abusing Diana.
Earl Charles Spencer, the brother of the late Princess Diana, is asking Netflix users to watch the series ‘The Crown’ with a skeptical eye.
Spencer has also rejected “The Crown” team to appear in the new season at the Spencer family’s ancestral home in Northamptonshire, England.
Earl Charles Spencer gave an interview on “Love Your Weekend with Alan Titchmarsh”. During the interview, he said that Americans have a tendency to take “The Crown” as fact, which he won’t stand by now that Diana is a prominent character.
Spencer said, “‘The Crown’ asked if they could film at Althorp and I said obviously not,” “The worry for me is that people see a program like that and they forget that it is fiction. They assume, especially foreigners, I find Americans tell me they have watched ‘The Crown’ as if they have taken a history lesson. Well, they haven’t. There is a lot of conjecture and a lot of invention, isn’t there? You can hang it on fact but the bits in between are not fact.”
Spencer also talked about his late sister Princess Diana, “I feel it is my duty to stand up for her when I can,” “She left me, for instance, as guardian of her sons…so I feel there was a trust passed on. And we grew up together, you know if you grow up with somebody they are still that person, it doesn’t matter what happens to them later. So yeah, I feel very passionately that I have a role to honor her memory.”