The British Royal family is said to be “furious” about the fourth season of hit Netflix show The Crown, which covers aspects of the royal family's life, including Charles' doomed marriage to Princess Diana and his affair with Camilla Parker Bowles.
The Prince of Wales' friends have slammed the show to UK tabloids, saying that “fiction is presented as fact” in the latest series.
‘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 told the Mail on Sunday.
“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.’”
The depiction of a cold and disinterested Prince Charles meeting and marrying a young Princess Diana while continuing his affair with Camilla Parker-Bowles is the issue the royal family have contention with.
“This is trolling with a Hollywood budget.”
“The public shouldn’t be fooled into thinking this is an accurate portrayal of what really happened,” another insider added.
Sunrise Royal Editor Rob Jobson said that the royal family is understandably upset by any negative portrayal of the Prince of Wales.
“The bottom line is the Prince of Wales is a kind man, and the reality is that at the beginning of his marriage he did try very hard to help Diana,” he said.
“I’ve known him fairly well and I think he’s a much nicer guy than he’s been shown to be.”
This article originally appeared on Over60.