It has been confirmed that not many members of the royal dare to watch Netflix’s hit series, The Crown.
Prince Charles, Queen Elizabeth II, and the rest of the royal clan are forced to relive some rather harsh and embarrassing past moments.
For some of the royals, the critically-acclaimed show is a double whammy — not only are they forced to go through some painful memories, but their reputations have also taken a hit.
Some royal fans are angered by the things they have discovered or rediscovered about Camilla Parker Bowles and Charles.
Camilla faces the heaviest backlash, with many critics going online to slam her for apparently causing heartaches to the late Princess Diana.
Despite all the drama, Camilla is said to be enjoying the show. A reliable royal source told Vanity Fair that Camilla finds it highly entertaining and cannot get enough of it.
The insider explained: “I imagine she’ll be tuning in with a glass of red wine to watch it, she has seen the previous series. She has a wonderful sense of humor, and this won’t fuss her in the slightest.”
The source also revealed: “She has watched it, of course, she has, and I believe [Charles] has too. I don’t think she has any real issue with it. Her feeling is very much ‘never complain, never explain.'”
While appearing on the Heir podcast, royal author Omid Scobie said that many of the episodes are “hard to stomach.”
The author of Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family stated: “I think as the show progress into the more present-day house of Windsor, and it becomes harder and harder for members of the Royal Family to even stomach the idea of watching it.”
The ABC News royal contributor added that the show is not going anywhere, anytime soon.
He shared: “There is already a lot of talk about series five and series six. I always wondered why there wasn’t more collaboration between the two.”
Scobie also made this claim: “Those working on the show did reach out of 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. They expect 25 million households to view this new season within its first four weeks. That’s 25 million people who will have their opinion of the Royal Family shaped by this.”
The Crown has become a real cultural phenomenon.