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The Crown leaves viewers furious as series shows the Queen played by Olivia Colman faking tears at the Aberfan coal-tip tragedy The Queen visited Aberfan 8 days after 144 people, mostly children, died in 1966 In The Crown the Queen rebuffs Harold Wilson's suggestion to visit relatives Wilson’s press secretary Joe Haines slammed portrayal as ‘absolute nonsense’

By The Mail on Sunday Reporter

Published: 22:15 GMT, 16 November 2019 | Updated: 23:36 GMT, 16 November 2019

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The Crown was last night blasted for depicting the Queen being reluctant to visit victims of the Aberfan coal-tip tragedy – then faking tears when she got there.

Her Majesty visited the village eight days after the devastating avalanche of slurry killed 144 people, mostly children, in 1966. 

In the third series of the show the Queen is shown repeatedly rebuffing Prime Minister Harold Wilson’s suggestion that she meet grieving relatives before finally relenting.

The Crown was last night blasted for depicting the Queen (played by Olivia Colman) being reluctant to visit victims of the Aberfan coal-tip tragedy – then faking tears when she got there

Her Majesty visited the village eight days after the devastating avalanche of slurry killed 144 people, mostly children, in 1966

The Crown was last night blasted for depicting the Queen (played by Olivia Colman, left) being reluctant to visit victims of the Aberfan coal-tip tragedy – then faking tears when she got there. Her Majesty visited the village eight days after

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