Prince Charles' friends are not impressed with his portrayal in The Crown...

Jennifer Savin
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From Cosmopolitan

If you're anything like us, you'll have spent the entire weekend binge-watching The Crown (the new season of which features a storyline about Prince Charles having a relationship with Princess Diana's sister, Sarah, before getting together with her). But, it turns out not everybody is a fan of the latest series... and it's being reported that some of Charles' friends have even accused the creators of "trolling" the future king. Uh oh...

The fourth season of the show is predominantly focussed on Charles, Diana, her eating disorder and their marital problems over a thirteen year period (1977 – 1990). Emily Andrews, Royal Editor at the Mail on Sunday, wrote that the 72-year-old's friends have classed the depiction of him as "trolling on a Hollywood budget" and says that the palace really are not happy with the entire situation.

"This is drama and entertainment for commercial ends being made with no regard to the actual people involved who are having their lives hijacked and exploited," one insider allegedly said. "In this case, it's dragging up things that happened during very difficult times 25 or 30 years ago without a thought for anyone's feelings. That isn't right or fair, particularly when so many of the things being depicted don't represent the truth."

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The newspaper also reports that those inside the palace are far from overjoyed about the programme too. "The new series paints the Prince and Duchess in a very unflattering light, but at least at the start of reality shows like The Only Way Is Essex they admit that some scenes have been invented for entertainment," one (also anonymous) source apparently said.

The same source added, "There is no sense of telling carefully nuanced stories – it's all very two-dimensional. This is trolling with a Hollywood budget. The public shouldn't be fooled into thinking this is an accurate portrayal of what really happened."

Yikes! As yet there has been no official comment from anybody in the royal family about how the show has been received... but we do know that The Queen has another favourite go-to when she fancies a Netflix binge.

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