Bob Hawke's widow Blanche d'Alpuget thinks The Crown's portrayal of her husband ...

Bob Hawke's widow Blanche d'Alpuget thinks The Crown's portrayal of her husband ...
Bob Hawke's widow Blanche d'Alpuget thinks The Crown's portrayal of her husband ...
EXCLUSIVE: Bob Hawke's widow Blanche d'Alpuget says the portrayal of the ex-PM in Netflix's The Crown was 'very vulgar and inaccurate' - but has never sat down to watch the series

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Bob Hawke's widow Blanche d'Alpuget has revealed she's never sat down to watch The Crown, despite her husband being portrayed on the controversial Netflix show.

On Wednesday, the 77-year-old spoke briefly to Daily Mail Australia about the series in which the former prime minister is played by Australian actor Richard Roxburgh.

Blanche, who was attending the Women of the Future Awards at the Sydney Opera House, said that while she hasn't watched The Crown herself, she knows the portrayal was 'very vulgar and inaccurate'.

Shunned: Bob Hawke's widow Blanche d'Alpuget (left) has admitted she's never sat down to watch The Crown, despite her husband being portrayed in the popular Netflix show. Pictured alongside her Hawke in 2006

Shunned: Bob Hawke's widow Blanche d'Alpuget (left) has admitted she's never sat down to watch The Crown, despite her husband being portrayed in the popular Netflix show. Pictured alongside her Hawke in 2006

'I have never watched it,' she said. 'I never have. I turn off the television at eight o'clock.

'I know it was vulgar. Very vulgar, and very inaccurate.'

The fourth season of the colourful British royal family drama focused on the 1980s to 1990s and the sixth episode is Princess Diana and Prince Charles' celebrated 1983 tour of Australia. 

The then-popular Labor PM, played by Roxburgh, is portrayed as an ardent republican who despises the monarchy and hopes the royal visit will inspire Australians to

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