PUBLISHED: 05:23, Thu, Nov 26, 2020 | UPDATED: 05:23, Thu, Nov 26, 2020
The Earl has thrown his support behind calls for the controversial program to have a warning for viewers. During an appearance on ITV’s Lorraine: "I think it would help The Crown an enormous amount if – at the beginning of each episode – it stated that: 'This isn't true, but it is based around some real events'.
“Then, everyone would understand it's drama for drama's sake.
"Obviously Netflix wants to make a lot of money and that's why people are in the business of making these things.
"I worry people do think that this is gospel, and that's unfair.”
In a separate interview with Alan Titchmarsh on the ITV show Love Your Weekend, the Earl revealed the show’s producers approached him to film at Althorn estate, where he and Diana grew up.
Princess Diana’s brother backs calls for ‘health warning’ on Netflix’s the Crown (Image: Getty)
He added that his concern was that people take the show as a matter-of-fact portrayal.
The Earl said: "Actually, The Crown asked if they could film at Althorp and I said obviously not.
He added: “The worry for me is that people see a program like that and they forget that it is fiction.
“They assume, especially foreigners, I find Americans tell me they have watched The Crown as if they have taken a history lesson. Well, they haven’t."
Diana’s brother, Earl Spencer, has called on Netflix to introduce a 'health warning' for the Crown (Image: Getty)
Lord Spencer explained that he wants to