While other members of the British Royal family feel disdain for the Netflix series, The Crown, Prince Harry isn’t worried. He says he doesn’t believe the popular series is too far off from the realities of Royal life. Harry spoke to James Corden on the Carpool Karaoke segment of his show.
Prince Harry isn’t concerned over The Crown
The Crown is an award-winning series, which first debuted on Netflix in November 2016 and was created by Peter Morgan. The storyline plays a dramatic twist on the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. The series covers the 1940s through to the near-present day.
Season 4, which aired in November 2020, introduced Prince Harry’s late mother, Princess Diana (played by Emma Corrin). It played out the early days of her marriage to Prince Charles (Josh O’Connor).
Prince Harry, 36, told Corden that the show doesn’t “pretend to be news” and is “fiction.” However, the Duke of Sussex did say it is “loosely based on the truth.”
The Netflix show is ‘obviously fiction’
Speaking of The Crown, Harry said it is “obviously fiction” and is “not strictly accurate.” However, he believes it allows its viewers to experience a taste of the ins and outs of Royal life.
As they toured Los Angeles on the top of a double-decker bus, Harry told James that it does give you a rough idea about the lifestyle. It reveals the pressures of putting duty and service about family and everything else and what comes from that. However, he says he is “way more comfortable” with the Netflix show than he is about media stories about his family, his wife, or himself.
Netflix asked to put a disclaimer on The Crown
When Season 4 debuted last fall, British politician Oliver Dowden urged Netflix to start each episode with a disclaimer. This disclaimer should remind viewers that the series is not a documentary.
In the ensuing uproar, The Crown star, Helena Bonham Carter agreed that the series has a “moral responsibility.” It should state that the events portrayed in the series are highly “dramatized.” Speaking to The Times, Morgan, 57, said The Crown was never marketed as a docuseries.
The screenwriter said they do their “very, very best to get it right.” However, sometimes it is necessary to conflate events. However, the writer said you sometimes have to forsake accuracy, but should never “forsake truth.”
Prince Harry and Meghan on The Crown?
As the show gets closer to the present time, many fans wonder if Harry and Meghan and the Royal exit will feature. The couple was married in May 2018 and in January 2020, announced they were stepping back from their Royal roles. However, earlier this month, the pair made the split from the Royals permanent.
However, Jared Harris, who played King George VI in Season 1 told Us Weekly that they won’t feature Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. He said Peter Morgan said he is not going that far. Despite that, Prince Harry told Corden that he knows exactly who he would like playing him on the show. He mentioned fellow redhead and Billions star, Damian Lewis.
Readers can watch the Carpool Karaoke segment on The Late Late Show With James Corden below.