Palace to protect King Charles’ reputation from ‘exploitative’ Netflix dramatization of his divorce


Buckingham Palace has moved to protect King Charles’ reputation from the “exploitative” Netflix depiction of his bitter marriage and divorce from Princess Diana – and his relationship with Queen Camilla – in season five of The Crown.

The popular royal drama will focus on the divorce of the then-Prince and Princess of Wales in its final season, which will be released on November 9.

At the end of the week, a trailer released by The Crown showed Princess Diana, portrayed by Elizabeth Debicki, and Prince Charles, played by Dominic West, preparing for TV interviews about their relationship.

The release will come two months into King Charles’ reign, as Buckingham Palace prepares to protect the new king’s reputation, with a senior royal source stressing the show is “a drama, not a documentary.”

A friend of the king said international streaming giant Netflix would have no worries about harming people’s reputation, describing the show as “exploitative”.

And they said, “What people forget is that there’s real human beings and real life at the heart of this.” telegraph.

The latest video includes a reporter describing the royal couple’s actions as an “all-out war” as their marriage deteriorates.

The fifth season release of The Crown will come two months into King Charles' reign, as Buckingham Palace prepares to protect the new king's reputation.  Pictured, King Charles and Queen Consort on Sunday, September 25

The fifth season release of The Crown will come two months into King Charles’ reign, as Buckingham Palace prepares to protect the new king’s reputation. Pictured, King Charles and Queen Consort on Sunday, September 25

Fans who were eagerly anticipating The Crown's return received a teaser for Series 5 on Saturday as a new trailer was dropped

Fans who were eagerly anticipating The Crown’s return received a teaser for Series 5 on Saturday as a new trailer was dropped

The 37-second short clip was filmed when news of the dramatic breakdown of Diana and Charles' marriage was revealed to the public and the ensuing family drama that all took place under the bright lights.

The 37-second short clip was filmed when news of the dramatic breakdown of Diana and Charles’ marriage was revealed to the public and the ensuing family drama that all took place under the bright lights.

Then a cacophony of reports is heard jumbled in the background that culminates in the words:

A cacophony of mixed reports is then heard in the background that culminates with: “This has become all-out war” as the screen shows the couple preparing for news interviews.

Diana - played by Elizabeth Debicki - looks smart in a green jacket and skirt while Charles - played by Dominic West - wears a dark suit as he sits on the chair and nervously fiddles with his hands

Diana – played by Elizabeth Debicki – looks smart in a green jacket and skirt while Charles – played by Dominic West – wears a dark suit as he sits on the chair and nervously fiddles with his hands

The season was not postponed following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, and no changes were made to its content in light of this month’s events.

The fifth series will span the 1990s, including events from 1992, the horrible year of the late king – the horrible year – in which Prince Andrew and Prince Charles separated from their wives, the Princess Royal divorced her husband Mark Phillips, and part of Windsor Castle burned down. .

It will begin with Sir John Major as prime minister and end with the arrival of Tony Blair. During this time, Prince Charles admitted to Jonathan Dimbleby that he had committed adultery with Camilla Parker Bowles at the time.

She also witnessed Princess Diana’s interview with Martin Bashir for Panorama in an interview that had years of repercussions.

Princess Diana’s death – which occurred in 1996 – won’t be covered until the sixth and final series.

It was announced last year that Elizabeth Debicki would take over from Emma Corinne and play Diana in the fifth and sixth series, which would cover Diana's death in 1997.

It was announced last year that Elizabeth Debicki would take over from Emma Corinne and play Diana in the fifth and sixth series, which would cover Diana’s death in 1997.

Netflix confirmed the release date on Tudum: A Netflix Global Fan Event that aired across YouTube streaming channels

Netflix confirmed the release date on Tudum: A Netflix Global Fan Event that aired across YouTube streaming channels

The death of Princess Diana - which occurred in 1996 - will not be covered until the sixth and final series

The death of Princess Diana – which occurred in 1996 – will not be covered until the sixth and final series

Royal aides believe the couple will be able to face the crown’s portrayal of themselves better now that Charles is king.

A source told The Telegraph that the rising profile of the royal couple as King and Queen Consort means people around the world will have “a greater chance of comparing real people to fiction they see in The Crown”.

They added, “In the past they didn’t get much coverage, and in that sense it was hard for people to compare the drama with the reality.”

Fans eagerly anticipating The Crown’s return received a teaser from the fifth series on Saturday as a new trailer was dropped.

The 37-second clip was filmed when news of the dramatic breakdown of Diana and Charles’ marriage was revealed to the public and the ensuing family drama that all took place under the bright lights.

It was also revealed that the next installment will premiere on Netflix on Wednesday, November 9 – fans will see Imelda Staunton take on the role of Queen Elizabeth II for the first time.

The video begins with a chilling audio caption: “Buckingham Palace makes this statement: The Prince of Wales is sadly separated.”

Then I heard a newscast in the background: “There’s an uproar in Britain after Prince Charles has given his soul to the nation but the Princess of Wales has overshadowed her husband as he talks about her marriage, her life and her future.”

The next installment will premiere on Netflix on Wednesday, November 9 - fans will see Imelda Staunton take on the role of Queen Elizabeth II for the first time.

The next installment will premiere on Netflix on Wednesday, November 9 – fans will see Imelda Staunton take on the role of Queen Elizabeth II for the first time.

When the new series will air has finally been confirmed, it will be the first time fans have seen Imelda take on the role of Queen Elizabeth II.

When the new series will air has finally been confirmed, it will be the first time fans have seen Imelda take on the role of Queen Elizabeth II.

A cacophony of reports mixed in the background is then heard that culminates with “This has become all-out war” as the screen shows the couple preparing for news interviews.

Diana looks smart in a green jacket and skirt while Charles, in a dark suit, sits on the chair and fidgets with his hands nervously.

Then the last black screen flashes with: “The Crown: November 9”.

Netflix confirmed the release date on Tudum: A Netflix Global Fan Event that aired across YouTube streaming channels.

Unlike her husband, the Queen Consort has seen The Crown, and earlier this year she invited Emerald Fennell, whom she portrays on screen, to her International Women’s Day event at Clarence House.

The TV show climbed to the top 10 on Netflix after the death of the Queen, when it was watched for 17.6 million hours.

Filming was suspended for a day after the late king’s death, with the cameras remaining closed on the day of the Queen’s funeral as well.

In the fifth series, Imelda Staunton will take on the role of Queen from Olivia Colman and Claire Foy. Jonathan Price, 73, will play Prince Philip, and Leslie Manville, 64, will play Princess Margaret.

Leslie Manville has been confirmed to join The Crown as Princess Margaret in 2020

Princess Margaret at a formal royal engagement in 1966

Leslie Manville has been confirmed to join The Crown as Princess Margaret in 2020

James Murray will take on the role of Prince Andrew, replacing Tom Byrne, who played the Queen’s second son in the fourth series.

The sixth and final series of the Emmy-winning show will cover the death of Princess Diana.

The fourth series, which aired in November of last year, tells the story of Charles and Diana’s early romance.

It was announced last year that Elizabeth Debicki would take over from Emma Corinne and play Diana in the fifth and sixth series, which would cover Diana’s death in 1997.

The actress said of her casting last year: “Princess Diana’s spirit, words and actions live on in the hearts of so many. It is a privilege and an honor for me to join this wonderful series, which has got me completely hooked from the very first episode.”

Meanwhile, Dodi Fayed is expected to play a big role in the upcoming series of The Crown, with British actor Khaled Abdullah, 39, who starred in 2007’s The Kite Runner.

The last two series from The Crown will cover the history of the royal family through the 1990s and into 2003, but it is not yet known which moments will be seen.

There are many poignant moments to tap into, including the Queen’s speech on the 40th anniversary of her accession to the throne in 1992, in which she described the year as “Annus Horriblis”.

Other notable events during the time period included a fire at Windsor Castle and the death of Princess Margaret and the Queen Mother.


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