The Crown: Princess Diana's brother denies the series makers' request

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Earl Spencer, the brother of the late Princess Diana, apparently wants nothing to do with the Netflix production "The Crown".

Earl Spencer (56), brother of the late Lady Di (1961-1997), apparently has his problems with the successful Netflix series "The Crown". The 56-year-old reveals this in a preview of the British show "Love Your Weekend with Alan Titchmarsh", which is to be broadcast on Sunday and from which the program magazine "Radio Times" quotes.

The series is not a "history lesson"

The "The Crown" team asked if it could shoot at Althorp House, the ancestral home of the noble Spencer family. "Of course not," was his answer. He worries "that people watch such a series and forget that it is fiction". It often happens that foreigners, especially Americans, tell him that they have seen "The Crown" as if they had "had a history lesson". "Well, they don't." The series is based on a few facts, but there are also "many assumptions and inventions".

"The Crown" was recently criticized for the portrayal of its sister. Emma Corrin (24), who embodies Diana in the series, had previously stated on the American "Tamron Hall Show" that she could understand the criticism. You are trying to "remind everyone that who we are and the series we are in is to a large extent fiction". At the same time, however, she understands "why people could get angry". After all, it was basically a story that was not too long ago.