"The Crown" continues to cause an outcry in Great Britain. Now politicians and friends of the royal family are calling for a warning.
The British "Mail on Sunday" claims to have started a campaign in which the Sunday newspaper Netflix calls for an explanation to appear before episodes of the popular series "The Crown". The streaming service is intended to indicate that numerous incidents in the series about the British royal family are fiction – and not historically accurate facts. The paper apparently receives support from politicians, experts and friends of the royal family, among other things.
The demand is therefore supported by Julian Fellowes (71), the creator of the successful British nobility series "Downton Abbey". Also on board are the former Chief of the General Staff of the British Army, Richard Dannatt (69), Lady Glenconner (88), a friend of Prince Charles (72) and Karen Bradley (50), including the former British Minister for Culture.
Princess Diana's brother raised concerns
Netflix has been showing the fourth season of "The Crown" since November 15th. The portrayal of Princess Diana (1951-1997) in particular has caused a stir in recent days. Her younger brother Earl Spencer (56) had stated that he had "of course not" allowed the series' team to shoot at Althorp House, the ancestral home of the Spencer family. Among other things, he worries "that people watch a series like this and forget that it is fiction". Again and again he meets people, especially foreigners, who believe that the series is like a "history lesson", which is not the case.
The young Emma Corrin (24) plays Lady Di in the fourth season of "The Crown". In the US American "Tamron Hall Show", she last stated that she could understand the criticism of the series. Nevertheless, one always tries to "remind everyone that what we are and the series we are in is to a large extent fiction".
Netflix has already given some episodes a different warning. Among other things, Lady Di's eating disorder is discussed in "The Crown". The notice states, among other things, that people with such problems can find information on the Netflix website "wannatalkaboutit.com". There, among other things, the websites of the German Depression Aid and the "Number against Kummer" are linked.