Prince Harry On The Crown: Prince Harry admitted that he has watched the drama series The Crown based on the real-life British Royal family and also has an opinion on it.
During an interview with James Corden on CBS’s The Late Late Show, The Duke Of Sussex was asked about Netflix drama and he declared that he has watched the show.
Although the show has often been termed controversial for some members of his family, Prince Harry seems at peace with the show’s artistic license and its depiction of the royals.
On Thursday night’s episode of the talk show, Prince Harry emphasised the genre of The Crown and stated that “it’s fictional”.
“But it’s loosely based on the truth. Of course, it’s not strictly accurate, of course not, but loosely it gives you a rough idea about what that lifestyle, the pressures of putting duty and service above family and everything else, what can come from that,” he said.
Prince Harry On The Crown:
Taking a jibe at the British media, the former Duke Of Sussex said, “I’m way more comfortable with The Crown than I am seeing the stories written about my family or my wife or myself. Because… that [The Crown] is obviously fiction, take it how you will. But this is being reported on as fact because you’re supposedly news. I have a real issue with that.”
When asked about the accurate cast for Prince Harry’s role, his answer was Damian Lewis.
“Damian Lewis as you and me as William, that’s casting,” Corden quipped.
“It’s not great casting, but it is casting,” responded Harry.
Talks on The Crown
Last year, commenting on the popular drama series, culture secretary Oliver Dowden said, “It’s a beautifully produced work of fiction, so as with other TV productions, Netflix should be very clear at the beginning it is just that.”
In December, Josh O’Connor, who played the role of Prince Charles in the third and fourth instalment of The Crown responded to Dowden’s comments, he said: “In my opinion, it’s pretty outrageous that he came out and said what he said.”
“Particularly in this time when he knows that the arts are struggling and they’re on their knees, I think it’s a bit of a low blow,” the actor added.
What’s the series about?
The Crown is a fictional depiction of the inside story of the decades-long reign of Queen Elizabeth II. The web-series focuses on the personal intrigues, romances and political rivalries behind the great events that shaped the second half of the 20th Century.
Netflix premiered the fourth and latest season on November 15. Written by Peter Morgan, The Crown’s fourth season also stars Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret, Tobias Menzies as The Duke of Edinburgh, Erin Doherty as Princess Anne, Emerald Fennell as Camilla Parker Bowles and Marion Bailey as the Queen Mother.
Meanwhile, the Duke and Duchess Of Sussex will not return to take their royal duties.
On 19 February, Buckingham Palace released a statement confirming that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will not return as royals. The announcement followed the week-long conjectures on the return of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry informed the Queen that the two will give up their titles. The two had left the UK last year and had moved to Canada.
“Following conversations with the duke, the Queen has written confirming that in stepping away from the work of the royal family it is not possible to continue with the responsibilities and duties that come with a life of public service,” the Buckingham Palace said its statement shared on the official Twitter handle.