It certainly would be strange, watching a television show about your family and seeing an actress portray your mother who had passed away. That's probably why Prince William does not watch The Crown, the hit Netflix series about the British royals.
However, the Prince is certainly aware of the show, making a joke about it at this year's BAFTA awards. "I must admit I don’t know whether I should be proud, or slightly alarmed, about the number of winners over the last decade who have portrayed members of my own family," he playfully noted.
Prince Harry's television habits, though, are a bit more uncertain. In her biography Harry: Life, Loss, and Love, author Katie Nicholl alleges that he and Meghan do indeed watch the show, though this has not been officially confirmed.
Regardless of how thoroughly the royal brothers watch The Crown, if at all, actress Emma Corrin is in no rush to meet the pair. Corrin, who plays a young Princess Diana on the show's fourth season, recently noted that she'd rather avoid the awkwardness that would come along with meeting the royals.
“I’d be interested to know what they think,” she told GQ U.K. But, she contended, she does not want to be the one to ask, “If I ever saw them at a party, I’d probably leave!”
Though Corrin herself does not want to have this sort of conversation with Prince William or Prince Harry, she does speculate about their reactions, and acknowledges the peculiarity of the situation.
“I can’t imagine,” Corrin said, when asked what William and Harry might think of the show. “I’m not going to say it doesn’t matter, because that would be ignorant. If someone made a program about my grandma, who died last year, that would be difficult for me to watch.”
The Crown's fourth season, which introduces Prince Charles's complicated relationship with Princess Diana, premiered on November 15 on Netflix.
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