Prince Charles Has Thoughts on His Crown Portrayal

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Prince Charles Has Thoughts on His Crown Portrayal

Most members of the royal family have never publicly commented on the hit Netflix drama The Crown—including Prince Charles. Yet, yesterday, Scottish politician Anas Sarwar revealed the Prince of Wales shared an opinion on the show during the state opening of Scottish Parliament last year, according to the Daily Mail.

Apparently, when Charles met with politicians at a ceremony in Edinburgh before the state opening, he said, "Hello, nice to meet you all. I'm nowhere near how they portray me on Netflix."

Sarwar continued, "I thought that was a really interesting way of how you describe yourself." But, perhaps mindful he wasn't supposed to reveal that comment, he told the audience, "I'm going to be in so much trouble for this because I don't think you are meant to tell private conversations!"

Charles's comment implies that he has at least seen parts of The Crown. He's not the first royal to let it slip that they watch the show. Princess Eugenie has admitted she's a fan, saying, "You feel very proud to watch it. I can't speak for everyone but that's how I felt when I watched it." Plus, during their sit interview with Oprah Winfrey, both Prince Harry and Meghan Markle admitted to having seen some of the show.

Photo credit: WPA Pool - Getty Images
Photo credit: WPA Pool - Getty Images

Even better: Earlier this year, Camilla, Duchess of Corwnwall, hosted Emerald Fennell at an event at Clarence House. Fennell, famously, portrayed Camilla in the drama. Ahead of the third season, Camilla's nephew Ben shared that his aunt watches the show, so it's more than likely Camilla had watched Fennell play her.

"It’s very reassuring to know that if I should fall off my perch at any moment, my fictional alter-ego is here to take over. So Emerald, be prepared!" Camilla joked in her speech at the event. That said, when Fennell was asked if Camilla said anything about her performance, the actress stayed mum: "I’m going to be vey discreet. Loose lips sink ships.”

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