The crown chronicles Queen Elizabeth II’s 70-year reign in the Netflix series, but some of the late monarch’s loved ones aren’t fans of the fictional drama.
“The problem is that people, especially in America, totally believe it. It’s so irritating” Lady Anne Glenconnera longtime friend of Her Majesty, said during an appearance on BBC Radio 4’s ‘Women’s Hour’ on Thursday 24 November. “I’m not watching The crown now because it just makes me so angry. And it’s so unfair to members of the royal family.”
The 90-year-old English native, who served as maid of honor at the Queen’s wedding to Prince Philip in 1947, also called the five-season drama a “complete fantasy” in terms of the accuracy of its storylines.
The crown Season 5 dropped on the streaming giant earlier this month, highlighting the breakup of the marriage King Charles III – who succeeded Elizabeth in September after her death aged 96 – and Princess Diana. Recent episodes also starred Diana, who died in a fatal car accident in Paris in 1997 Andrew Morton via his bio about her life before sitting down with the BBCs panorama for an in-depth interview amid Charles’ romance Queen Consort Camilla. Imelda Staunton and JonathanPrice star as Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, who died in April 2021 The crown season 5 Dominic West and Elizabeth Debickiin turn, portray Charles and Diana.
Ahead of season five’s debut on the streaming service The crown came under fire for alleged historical inaccuracy.
“The closer the drama comes to our present, the more freely it seems willing to blur the lines between historical accuracy and crude sensationalism.” Judi Densch wrote in an open letter The times last month when he asked Netflix to add a dramatized disclaimer to new episodes. “Nobody believes in artistic freedom more than I do, but that cannot go unchallenged.”
While Netflix eventually complied with the 87-year-old Oscar winner’s request despite backlash, Andrew Morton found the disclaimer “ridiculous.”
“I mean it’s a drama. It’s not documentation. That’s been said about 10 million times. Not everything in it will be authentic.” The Queen: Her Life Author tells exclusively Us weekly earlier this month. “[Watching season 5] was like stepping back in time. It was quite annoying, to be honest, because the woman who plays Diana – Elizabeth Debicki – nailed absolutely everything about her mannerisms, her gestures, her speech patterns. … I really trembled at the veracity of it all.”
While Morton found The crown nailed down his involvement in Diana’s story, Glenconner was less enthusiastic.
“I saw Helena [Bonham Carter] after she was inside The crown [as Princess Margaret in seasons 3 and 4] and she said, ‘What were you thinking?’ And I said, ‘Well, quite disappointed,'” Glenconner, who served as Margaret’s maid of honor before her death in 2002, recalled to the BBC on Thursday. “And she said, ‘I know. But the thing is, I’m an actress and I have to do what’s written for me.’”
Neither The crown nor creator Peter Morgan have addressed Glenconner’s criticism. The series is currently in production for its sixth and final season.
https://www.usmagazine.com/entertainment/news/the-queens-pal-lady-glenconner-says-the-crown-is-irritating/ The Queen’s friend Lady Glenconner says ‘The Crown’ is ‘irritating’