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The Crown is ‘odious’ and an ‘absolute disgrace’, says Queen Mother’s biographer

A Netflix spokesperson said: “The Crown has always been presented as a drama based on historical events. Series 5 is a play of fiction, imagining what could happen behind closed doors during an important decade for the royal family – one that has been well vetted and documented by journalists, biographers and historians. “.

The penultimate season of the drama covers the period from 1991 until 1996, which means that the tumultuous breakdown of Charles and Diana’s marriage, and the role of Camilla Parker Bowles, will be the main streak that continues throughout the ten episodes.

The focus on the fallout from the breakdown of Charles and Diana’s marriage comes at a time when the new king is very popular after taking office.

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In the past, Netflix has made it clear that The Crown is a drama series and has never sought to portray it as a documentary account.

It is understood that the show’s description on Netflix will feature The Crown as a drama and that viewers will be directed to other content about the dramatic events in the series.

Dominic West, the actor who plays Prince Charles in the new series, defended the scenarios he said were based on “imagined conversations” and emphasized that he “evokes” the King, not imitated him.

“I think people understand that this is not a tradition because the cast has changed every two seasons,” he said. “This is an evocation of a character. This is where the show really lives: in the imagined conversations of their private lives, something no one knows.”

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He added, “I think that’s why he gets so much criticism. How do you know what they are talking about in their private lives?”

“The obvious answer is we don’t, but we have a great writer, a playwright, who imagines based on extensive research, and that’s really part of the magic of the show.”

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