Crown’s new series is being criticized as ‘hatchet job’

Season 4 of The Crown has been criticized by former Buckingham Palace press secretary Dicky Arriter for “pushing theatrical license to the extreme”.

Netflix’s latest series showcases the royal drama between years of Princess Diana.

“It’s a disgusting job on Prince Charles and a slightly hated job on Diana,” Mr Arbiter told the BBC. “You have to ask, is this necessary?”

The show has suffered scrutiny for its portrayal of Prince Charles and Princess Diana in series four. The opening depicts a fictional conversation between the Prince of Wales, played by Charles Dance, by his great uncle Lord Mountbatten.

We are writing a letter to an older man, in which he warns that Charles is in danger of “ruining and disappointing” the family after the discovery of Camilla Parker Bowles. After Lord Mountbatten was killed by the IRA in August 1979, the prince read the note.

However, there is no record of the existence of the letter; The show’s producer, Peter Morgan, said the exchange was based on truth. Speaking on the show’s official podcast, he said, “I think that letter has everything that Mountbatten wrote to Charles, who I really believe, what I’ve read and people I’ve talked to. , Based on him, which represents his idea.

In addition, Mr. Arbiter expressed concern over the events depicted in the new series, including a meeting where Vale’s personal secretary asked if Diana was mentally sufficient to go on a solo tour of New York. Was fit Mr. Arbiter said, “This never happened; I was there John Riedel, Charles’s personal secretary at the time, would never have said that. “The average person would see it as gospel,” he said.

The play revolves around Charles and Diana’s relationship and its eventual breakdown. “It’s sensational, making Charles and Camilla villains. Charles is portrayed as vicious. He’s not vicious,” he said.

However, Mr. Arbiter praised Emma Corinne’s performance as Diana, but for the purpose of O’Connor’s physical portrayal of the prince. He said, “Josh O’Connor tried to stop his voice, constantly shutting down. Charles never stopped. Now look at him, he is 72 years old, and he is straight. Covering with his other hand during a handshake – Charles never does that. It is portrayed poorly. “

In reference to Princess Diana’s bullying, he said, “Show her your head above the toilet bowl, but you don’t need to show it more than once.”

Other commentators have also released it with depictions of the show’s events. The Daily Telegraph historian Simon Heffer called it “an insult”.

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