Prince Charles‘ pals have accused producers of the hit Netflix drama The Crown of exploiting the Royal Family’s pain for financial gain, it is claimed.
The streaming giant yesterday launched the fourth series of the show, which examines Charles’ marriage to Princess Diana, her eating disorders plus the affair he had with Camilla Parker Bowles.
Close pals of the Prince have accused the streaming giant of ‘trolling the Royals on a Hollywood budget’ by presenting fiction as fact.
Several Palace insiders have expressed their concerns about the content of the show, which they claim has presented a twisted version of events.
One source told MailOnline: “This is drama and entertainment for commercial ends being made with no regard to the actual people involved who are having their lives hijacked and exploited.
“In this case, it’s dragging up things that happened during very difficult times 25 or 30 years ago without a thought for anyone’s feelings. That isn’t right or fair, particularly when so many of the things being depicted don’t represent the truth.”
The fourth series examines Charles meeting and marrying an innocent Diana.
It also covers his affair with Camilla, who was married at the time, and it is that narrative which has particularly enraged insiders.
A palace source said: “There is no sense of telling carefully nuanced stories – it’s all very two-dimensional. This is trolling with a Hollywood budget. The public shouldn’t be fooled into thinking this is an accurate portrayal of what really happened.
Disturbing scenes which show Diana gorging on food before vomiting into a toilet have been given on-screen warnings.
Another insider claims Prince William is irritated that his parents’ split is brought up on the show.
They said the Duke of Cambridge is “none too pleased with it” and that he feels both his parents are being “exploited” and “presented in a false, simplistic way to make money”.
Prince Charles’ pals have pointed out what they claim are “gross inaccuracies in the new series”.
The insiders claim some of the inaccurate scenes include Charles verbally abusing his wife.
Another alleged inaccuracy is how the series depicts Diana confronting the Queen and the Prince of Wales about his affair at their wedding rehearsal at St Paul’s Cathedral.
Netflix, Kensington Palace and Clarence House have been contacted for comment.