Queen Elizabeth 'Would Have' Been 'Destroyed' By 'The Crown,' Pal Says
It's believed Queen Elizabeth would have been hurt by season 5 of The Crown, which will focus on Princess Diana's death and King Charles' relationship with Queen Consort Camilla.
“I’m horrified by what is going on with Netflix and how they are vilifying the royal family. It is vicious. It’s as if they’re trying to destroy the royal family," a friend said. “It would have destroyed her.”
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Though Queen Elizabeth, who passed away at 96 on September 8, is no longer here, it won't be easy for Prince William and Prince Harry to view the series if they decide to turn it on.
"I think this series is going to be quite uncomfortable viewing, not just for [Queen Consort] Camilla and [King] Charles but also for William and Harry," expert Katie Nicholl explained to Entertainment Tonight. "Scenes leading up to their mother's death are going to be very, very uncomfortable for them."
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According to Nicholl, it will be uneasy for the brothers to have to relive what they went through when they were younger.
"This is a period that they had to live out so publicly. We heard Harry talk about the very real impact it's had on his life, and William as well," Nicholl shared. "So for this to sort of be revisited, even if it's done tastefully ... for this to be brought up all over again is incredibly hard for William and Harry."
"[There is] a sense that, really, their mother's ghost can't ever be laid to rest for them," she added. "I think [that] is really still something that's very real and very difficult for them."
It might also be odd for Harry to see Dominic West in the Netflix show since they're friends.
"For Dominic West, going into that role playing Charles, during some of the most tumultuous years of the royal family — and at a time when Charles' popularity was absolutely rock bottom — I think any actor would jump at the chance because, obviously, it's a wonderful opportunity," she shared. "But [they might] also think twice about it as well. I mean, when they were making The Crown they would have known, given the queen's age, given her frailty, [that] there was always a real risk that this series was going to go out when she was either close to death or indeed had died, as is the case."
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