Australian monarchists have called viewers to boycott the latest season of The Crown over the “falsehoods and inaccuracies” portrayed about the Royal Family, a news report has claimed. The latest season of the much-anticipated series premiered on November 9 on Netflix.
The new season focuses on the marriage breakdown of the late Princess Diana and King Charles III and also features a fictitious scene where the future monarch is seen discussing a potential plan to oust the late Queen.
The scene led to a controversy, forcing the streaming service to display a disclaimer to the series’ season trailer that the show is a “fictional dramatisation” that is “inspired by real events.”
Upset over the representation of the Royal Family, Australian Monarchist League chairman, Philip Benwell, said while the organisation has never endorsed the show, the latest season is “not in any way reflective of the actual situations”.
He expressed his discontent and requested the “monarchists and right-minded people” to boycott both the show and the streaming service Netflix due to the “falsehoods and inaccuracies” in the show.
He said: “Whilst it [Netflix] has since added an inadequate disclaimer to its marketing for The Crown, saying the show is a ‘fictional dramatisation’, ‘inspired by real-life event’ it should nevertheless state that the real-life events depicted are not in any way reflective of the actual situations described as they are entirely imagined and…