The Queen DOES watch The Crown, but one scene left her "upset and annoyed"
19 August 2019, 11:37
Queen Elizabeth II was reportedly left “upset” and “annoyed” by one scene in Netflix’s The Crown.
Series three of The Crown is coming to Netflix on November 19th, and fans of the royal TV show can’t wait.
Series one and two told the story of Queen Elizabeth II’s early days as Monarch, with Claire Foy starring as the Queen and Matt Smith as Prince Philip.
New reports claim that the Queen, whose life inspired the show, does in fact watch the TV series.
According to a senior courtier, the Queen was left "reasonably entertained" by the first series of the hit show.
However, there was one storyline and scene in the second series that reportedly left her “upset” and “annoyed”.
The senior courtier reportedly told The Express it was the storyline around her son Prince Charles being picked on at school that she did not like, and in particular, the way Prince Philip was represented in the scenes.
During series two, Prince Charles is sent to Gordonstoun school in Scotland, where he is picked on by other students.
Later in the series, Charles turns to his father for support, and Prince Philip is anything but understanding and sympathetic.
The source said: “The Queen realises that many who watch The Crown take it as an accurate portrayal of the Royal Family and she cannot change that.
“But she was upset by the way Prince Philip is depicted as being a father insensitive to his son's wellbeing."
They went on: “She was particularly annoyed at a scene in which Philip has no sympathy for a plainly upset Charles while he is flying him home from Scotland.
“That simply did not happen."
Prince Philip, on the other hand, doesn’t seem to take issue with the scenes as he does not watch the show.
According to actress Vanessa Kirby, who played Princess Margaret in series one and two, she hears that Philip doesn’t watch it because “he can’t be bothered”.