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Princess Diana’s brother warns viewers against ‘The Crown’

  • Published at 08:33 pm November 25th, 2020
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Princess Diana in The Crown Collected

'I feel it is my duty to stand up for her when I can,' Princess Diana’s brother said about defending her legacy

Earl Charles Spencer, the brother of the late Princess Diana, is reminding everyone in light of the season four introduction of her character, played by newcomer Emma Corrin that The Crown is a fictionalized take on the royal family filled with 'conjecture and invention.’

In an interview on Love Your Weekend with Alan Titchmarsh, Spencer revealed that he rejected the filming request at the family’s ancestral home in Northamptonshire in honour of the memory of his late sister. 

The Crown asked if they could film at Althorp and I said obviously not. The worry for me is that people see a program like that and they forget that it is fiction. They assume, especially foreigners, I find Americans tell me they have watched The Crown as if they have taken a history lesson. Well, they haven’t. There is a lot of conjecture and a lot of invention, isn’t there? You can hang it on fact but the bits in between are not fact,” he said. 

“I feel it is my duty to stand up for her when I can,” Spencer said about Diana. “She left me, for instance, as guardian of her sons…so I feel there was a trust passed on. And we grew up together, you know if you grow up with somebody they are still that person, it doesn’t matter what happens to them later. So yeah, I feel very passionately that I have a role to honor her memory.”

According to reports from The Mail, Prince William was also frustrated with the onscreen portrayal of his parents as he believed they are ‘being exploited and presented in a false, simplistic way to make money.”

The Crown Season 4 depicts the rocky marriage of Charles and Diana with infidelity and verbal abuse directed towards the late princess. 

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