Royally Devoted

Emma Corrin Reacts to Criticism Over Princess Diana Portrayal

Emma Corrin reacted to reports that the royal family and even members of British Parliament are unhappy with the Netflix drama’s characterization of Princess Diana and Prince Charles is the newly premiered fourth season.

On the Tamron Hall Show, the actress said, “I understand why people would be upset because this is history. And even with Diana, it’s still very much fresh, everything that happens,” Corrin, 24, said. “So I do really understand if people would be upset.” 

Corrin also explained that The Crown creator Peter Morgan created a fictional series although it’s based on real-life people. 

Morgan recently appeared on the show’s official podcast to speak about season four’s fabricated scenes, particularly in the first episode where Prince Charles (played by Josh O’Connor) is scolded by his great-uncle Lord Mountbatten (Charles Dance) for his romantic affair with Camilla, who is already married to Andrew Parker-Bowles. 

On the show, Lord Mountbatten wrote a letter accusing Prince Charles, which he received after Lord Mountbatten was assassinated by the IRA. 

There is no record of such a letter in real life, but Morgan said the scene represented the two men’s relationship and opinions on the matter. 

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Karen Spensley

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