PUBLISHED: 13:59, Wed, Dec 2, 2020 | UPDATED: 14:02, Wed, Dec 2, 2020
The Prince of Wales’ chaotic marriage to Princess Diana has been brought back into the mainstream after season four of The Crown was released.As one of Netflix’s most popular shows, the latest episodes have prompted a flurry of speculation among its viewers over its accuracy. While creator Peter Morgan has repeatedly stated that he built up the narrative and used creative licence with the storylines, the subsequent backlash towards Charles and his second wife Camilla has left many concerned about the damage the heir’s reputation will incur.
Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden even urged Netflix to add a label to the show so viewers know it is fiction.
However, this has not stopped some royal fans, and Clarence House — the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall’s official account — have even turned comments off on their posts to deter Trolls.
Howard Hodgson, who has met with Charles on several occasions and wrote the biography, ‘Charles — The Man Who Will Be King’, pulled apart the drama’s depiction of the Prince of Wales and said it is completely inaccurate.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
He told Express.co.uk: “Charles is not perfect by any stretch of the imagination.
Josh O'Connor as Prince Charles in The Crown and Charles at the Remembrance Day service (Image: Getty/Netflix)
Charles and Diana's relationship famously fell apart in the late Eighties (Image: Getty)
“[But] he’s just not the person created by Diana, and has been made out to be even more of a stupid caricature in The Crown.”
He said the show was “wilful character assassination” based on Andrew Morton’s book, ‘Diana — Her True Story’, a biography built on secret interviews conducted in Kensington Palace with the Princess of Wales.
Mr Hodgson continued: “He’s just not that person at all, if you ever met him, you’d know within two seconds he’s not vaguely like that.”
The royal biographer said The Crown “is farcical in its inaccuracies”.
Mr Hodgson explained: “He was never the obsequious little s*** portrayed in The Crown.
“He was never as wimpish as made out in The Crown at school.
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Charles and Diana fighting in a fictional scene from The Crown (Image: Netflix)
“He was certainly never the obsequious nasty little wet that he appears to