The Crown gets more viewers than Charles and Diana’s 1981 wedding

Netflix has scored a huge hit with its fourth series of The Crown. A new report claims that 29 million people logged onto the streaming service to watch the latest series of the royal family drama in its first week of release earlier this month. While official figures are yet to be released by Netflix, … Read more The Crown gets more viewers than Charles and Diana’s 1981 wedding

Valentino co-founder shares unseen 1990 photos of Princess Diana

Series 4 of The Crown ends in 1990, around the time the photo of Diana on board Valentino’s yacht was taken. The show, which has been criticised for wildly bending historical facts, has not stuck to a strict timeline, and shows Prince Charles telling the Queen the marriage is over at Christmas in 1990, although … Read more Valentino co-founder shares unseen 1990 photos of Princess Diana

His Royal Spine-ness! Prince Charles adopts three baby HEDGEHOGS

His Royal Spine-ness! Prince Charles adopts three baby HEDGEHOGS to keep down slugs at Dumfries House One male and two female hedgehogs have been taken in by Prince Charles The hedgehogs have taken up residence the Queen Elizabeth Walled Garden Staff are hoping the animals will lead to a breeding boom of Royal hoglets By Henry … Read more His Royal Spine-ness! Prince Charles adopts three baby HEDGEHOGS

Princess Diana looks radiant on board a yacht with Prince Kyril of Preslav in unseen photos

Princess Diana looks radiant on board a yacht in Italy with Kyril, Prince of Preslav in never-before-seen photos shared by Valentino co-founder Giancarlo Giammetti. The candid snap, posted to Instagram yesterday, shows the late royal with wet hair holding a drink, looking tanned and relaxed in a colourful print bikini with a purple shirt tied at her waist. Believed … Read more Princess Diana looks radiant on board a yacht with Prince Kyril of Preslav in unseen photos

Prince Charles praises television for providing a ‘company’ during lockdown

Prince Charles praises TV for being a ‘valuable source of company’ during the ‘trying months’ of lockdown in video message for virtual Royal Television Society Craft and Design Awards Prince Charles, 72, praised television for providing ‘company’ during Covid-19  Spoke at end of virtual Royal Television Society Craft and Design Awards 2020 Royal added the … Read more Prince Charles praises television for providing a ‘company’ during lockdown

DR MAX PEMBERTON: Why I’m so glad The Crown’s dared to show Princess Diana’s bulimia 

Everyone has been talking about Netflix’s TV show The Crown in the past few weeks, which is now in its fourth series. I’m totally hooked. It’s like a gripping soap opera — EastEnders but with tiaras and corgis. However, it does also touch upon some very difficult and sad times for the Royal Family. The … Read more DR MAX PEMBERTON: Why I’m so glad The Crown’s dared to show Princess Diana’s bulimia 

The Crown’s portrayal of Prince courtier  ‘unfair and inaccurate’, claims friends

The Crown’s portrayal of Prince Charles‘ personal secretary as a man who was unkind to a young Princess Diana was ‘unfair and inaccurate’, friends of the courtier have claimed. Edward Adeane, who died in 2015 aged 75, was private secretary and treasurer to the Prince of Wales from 1979 and 1985, and is portrayed in … Read more The Crown’s portrayal of Prince courtier  ‘unfair and inaccurate’, claims friends

Princess Diana’s brother worries that The Crown viewers will believe the show is 100 per cent fact

Princess Diana‘s brother has said he is concerned fans of The Crown will forget that the show is not 100 per cent historically accurate. Appearing as a guest on Love Your Weekend on Sunday with Alan Titchmarsh, Earl Spencer, 56, discusses the latest series of The Crown which was released on Netflix on November 15th – … Read more Princess Diana’s brother worries that The Crown viewers will believe the show is 100 per cent fact

Warning at start of The Crown to stop viewers accepting attacks on Royals, writes WILLIAM SHAWCROSS

It is hard not to admire the fine production values of The Crown: the beautiful costumes, the fabulous locations, the meticulous research and, above all, the seemingly well-informed access it gives us to the thoughts, words and motives of the most famous family in the world. Television critics certainly seem to approve, lavishing yet more … Read more Warning at start of The Crown to stop viewers accepting attacks on Royals, writes WILLIAM SHAWCROSS

Politicians, experts and friends of royals back calls for The Crown fiction disclaimer

A powerful coalition of politicians, Royal experts and a close friend of Prince Charles last night backed calls for Netflix to broadcast a disclaimer warning viewers of The Crown that many key scenes never happened or are distortions of the truth. The streaming giant is facing mounting criticism for fabricating a string of controversial incidents … Read more Politicians, experts and friends of royals back calls for The Crown fiction disclaimer