It is no more a secret at this point that the members of the royal family are not huge fans of Netflix’s royal drama The Crown. Although the royals themselves have stayed silent on the series, according to the sources close to them, have made it clear that they are not happy with how The Crown is portraying them.
When Netflix asked the royal family to fact check the drama—and they said no. A “firm no,” at that.
In a discussion on the The Heirpod podcast, royal correspondent and biographer Omid Scobie shared the surprising revelation.
“I always wondered why there wasn’t more collaboration between the two,” Scobie said, according to The Sun. “Those working on the show did reach out the palace to see if there was an opportunity for fact-checking, but the answer was a firm no. But, now we’ve reached these key years, I wonder if any royals are kicking themselves for not taking advantage of that opportunity, because this narrative is being shaped for many around the world.”
“I wonder, going forward, if they start moving into the modern era of the royals, if they will decide to become more involved,” ABC foreign correspondent Maggie Rulli said on the podcast. “But, I don’t know, it does seem to go against everything the Royal Family stands for, especially the Queen. I can’t imagine them actually working with Netflix like this.”