PUBLISHED: 14:46, Fri, Sep 4, 2020 | UPDATED: 14:46, Fri, Sep 4, 2020
‘The Crown’ has captivated audiences in the UK and internationally since its Netflix debut four years ago. More than 73 million households have tuned-in to watch the TV show that has fictionalised the life of the Royal Family. Josh O’Connor, the actor to currently portray Prince Charles, gave a shocking reason as to why he thought the royal drama was such a hit.
O’Connor, 30, previously had parts in the BBC’s ‘Peaky Blinders’, ‘Doctor Who’ and ITV’s ‘Inspector Lewis’, before his first performance as the Queen’s son and heir to the throne last year.
In preparation for the role, he compiled a scrapbook of photographs, newspaper clippings and used other objects to help him embody the royal.
Among the items was a fabric cutting from a pair of public school shorts that he had “soaked in mud and left in a sports bag for a week” to channel Prince Charles’ school days at Gordonstoun.
Upon reflection of the show’s popularity, he felt that the public relished the scandal of such a high-esteemed and previously private world.
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He said: “Like all great television shows, in my opinion, it’s about family, and the