Within the first episode of the brand new collection, Lord Louis Mountbatten, performed by Charles Dance, confronts his great-nephew, Prince Charles, for being romantically concerned with Camilla, who was married to Andrew Parker Bowles on the time.
Within the collection, Mountbatten can be proven to put in writing a letter accusing Charles, portrayed by Josh O’Connor, of considering such “destroy and disappointment” to himself and his household, and orders him to as an alternative marry “some candy and harmless well-tempered lady with no previous.”
Within the present, Charles receives the correspondence after studying that Mountbatten has been assassinated by the IRA — however some critics insist there isn’t any proof that such a letter was ever written.
Author Morgan addressed the present’s portrayal of the interplay in an episode of “The Crown” podcast, explaining that, whereas he “made up” the scene, he believed that the fictionalized interplay would have aligned with Mountbatten’s views.
“I made up in my head — whether or not it is proper or incorrect — what we all know is that Mountbatten was actually chargeable for taking Charles to 1 facet at exactly this level and saying, ‘Look, you realize, sufficient already with taking part in the sphere. It is time you bought married and it is time you supplied an inheritor,'” Morgan stated.
“I feel every thing that is within the letter that Mountbatten writes to Charles is what I actually consider — you realize, primarily based on every thing I’ve learn and folks I’ve spoken to, that that represents his view.
“We’ll by no means know if it was put right into a letter, and we’ll by no means know if Charles received that letter earlier than or after Mountbatten’s demise however on this specific drama, that is how I made a decision to cope with it,” he added.
Critics of the present have argued that the most recent collection features a raft of falsehoods.
“Individuals really do consider it as a result of it’s properly filmed, lavishly produced, properly acted with good actors. You possibly can’t simply dismiss it as tabloid garbage,” Hugo Vickers, historian and creator of “The Crown Dissected,” advised CNN.
“On this specific collection, each member of the royal household, for my part, comes out of it badly, besides the Princess of Wales,” he stated. “It’s very one sided, it’s very towards Prince Charles.”
Vickers advised CNN that the present accommodates numerous “mischievous” inaccuracies — together with scenes which present Queen Elizabeth at odds with Thatcher — including that viewers may watch the present and assume it to be true.
“Anybody watching, they might say, ‘I noticed it on The Crown, it have to be true.’ It is not true,” he added.
Final 12 months, the British royal household denied any involvement with the Netflix collection, after Morgan claimed to fulfill often with “people who find themselves very high-ranking and really lively throughout the organisation.”
Donal McCabe, the Queen’s communications secretary, stated in a letter to the UK’s Occasions, which Buckingham Palace subsequently forwarded to CNN: “The Royal Family has by no means agreed to vet or approve content material, has not requested to know what matters will probably be included, and would by no means specific a view as to the programme’s accuracy.”