Buckingham Palace has stated The Crown doesn’t have a royal seal of approval, insisting it’s “a fictionalised interpretation of historical events”.
In a uncommon public intervention, the Queen’s communications secretary despatched a letter to the Guardian distancing the Royal Household from the Netflix sequence.
The newspaper had run a behind-the-scenes function on the making of sequence three of The Crown, during which the present’s author, Peter Morgan, stated he met with members of the royal family 4 instances a 12 months to debate storylines.
The present’s royal adviser additionally stated he had obtained Palace approval earlier than taking the job.
Nevertheless, Donal McCabe, communications secretary, stated in a letter: “Your article could have the unlucky consequence of main your readers to consider that the tv sequence The Crown is made with some kind of endorsement by the royal family, or an acceptance by the royal family that the drama is factually correct.
“We recognize that readers of the Guardian could take pleasure in this fictionalised interpretation of historic occasions however they need to achieve this understanding that the royal family isn’t complicit in interpretations made by the programme.
“The royal household has never agreed to vet or approve content, has not asked to know what topics will be included, and would never express a view as to the programme’s accuracy.”
Morgan had claimed that he has common conferences with “people who are very high-ranking and very active” throughout the family and “respectfully, I tell them what I have in mind, and they brace themselves slightly.”
David Rankin-Hunt, a former member of the royal family who advises The Crown’s producers on issues of protocol, stated: “Earlier than taking on the function on The Crown I used to be anxious to get the approval of the Palace, which I obtained.
Though he has no thought whether or not or not the Queen watches the present, he stated “very senior members of the royal household have said to me, ‘Oh, we love The Crown.’”