It’s been revealed that the Royal Family is now attempting to have Netflix say that The Crown is a work of fiction before each episode. This news comes to us via The Mail On Sunday who interviewed the United Kingdom’s Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden.
During this interview, he stressed the importance of Netflix making it clear to its viewers that The Crown is a work of fiction. As it stands, he feels they do not make that aspect of the show very clear at all. Here’s what Dowden had to say on the matter:
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. Without this. I fear a generation of viewers who did not live through these events may mistake fiction for fact.
The Royal Family wants Netflix to say The Crown is fictional before each episode
The Mail On Sunday’s article also quoted historian Hugo Vickers who said that much of the fiction is “severely, dangerously wrong.”
Dowden then said that a “health warning” should accompany the Netflix series, and he also claimed that the show does a lot to damage Prince Charles and his legacy. One source close to the Prince also told the Mail the following:
It is quite sinister the way that [writer Peter] Morgan is clearly using light entertainment to drive a very overt republican agenda and people just don’t see it. They have been lured in over the first few series until they can’t see how they are being manipulated. It is highly sophisticated propaganda.
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