Prince Philip reportedly “thought-about” suing Netflix over an episode of ‘The Crown’.
The royal – who was married to the late Queen Elizabeth from 1947 till his loss of life on the age of 99 in 2021 – was reportedly serious about taking the staff behind the biographical sequence to court docket when he was left “very upset” and consulted royal regulation agency Farrer and Co when an episode blamed him for the loss of life of his sister Princess Cecilie.
Hugo Vickers, a royal historian, and writer, mentioned: “I do know Prince Philip consulted his lawyer about it, to ask ‘What can I do about it?’ He was very upset about the way in which that was portrayed. He was human. He may very well be damage like anyone else. [Philip] was not displeased after I put the report straight.”
The episode in query was titled ‘Paterfamilias’ and options within the second sequence of the Netflix present, with the plot seeing a 16-year-old Philip being forbidden from spending his half-term break in Germany with Cecilie after misbehaving at college.
Pregnant Cecile was seen telling Philip that she must fly to London to attend a marriage on account of his behaviour however was subsequently killed within the airplane crash.
Within the episode – which featured no fictional disclaimer – their father, Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark says to onlookers: “I’m stunned he dare present himself right here. Had it not been for Philip and his indiscipline she would by no means have taken that flight. It’s true, isn’t it boy? You’re the rationale we’re all right here burying my favorite little one. Get him out of right here.”
Nonetheless, the royal skilled then claimed that the Duke of Edinburgh had finally chosen to not take authorized motion in step with his spouse’s royal mantra of “by no means complain, by no means clarify.”
A buddy of the late royal additionally recalled that the Duke had appeared “upset” about the way in which he was being portrayed on display.
The buddy mentioned: “I bear in mind sitting subsequent to the Duke of Edinburgh at a dinner, and him being so upset about it and what it [‘The Crown’] was saying about him.”
In the meantime, an in depth buddy of William, Prince of Wales – who turned inheritor to the throne upon the loss of life of his grandmother Queen Elizabeth in September and his father King Charles acceded to the head-of-state place – alleged that the royal has discovered the drama sequence to be “damaging” now that it’s coming nearer to the current day in its timeline.
The buddy instructed The Sunday Occasions: “He has spoken about it, and now, as it’s coming nearer to the current, he’s notably involved about it. William does assume it’s damaging. The royal household know loads of it’s nonsense, however it’s actually harsh and hurtful.”