Prince Charles and Camilla’s popularity at ‘risk’ over The Crown – expert | Royal | News (Reports)

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The fourth season of Netflix’s award-winning series was released on the streaming giant last week and features topics including Prince Charles’ marriage to Princess Diana, his affair with Camilla Parker Bowles and the Princess of Wales’ eating disorder.

The latest season has been met with mixed reviews with many royal fans urging Prince Harry to scrap his multi-million deal with the streaming giant.

And now, Omid Scobie – the co-author of Meghan Markle’s biography Finding Freedom – warned the series poses a “major risk” for Prince Charles and Camilla.

He wrote on Twitter: “There as real concerns coming from the palace that the people watching season four of The Crown will take it for gospel.

“Prince Charles and Camilla are a couple who have spent decades trying to repair their image and just at the time when they are gaining popularity in the UK, that all faces major risk.

“This new season follows Diana’s journey as a new member of the royal family.

“Someone who was adored but quickly laughed at and mocked within the institution.

“It brings parallels to Meghan’s very recent journey and highlights a very big problem within the institution.”

Other royal experts have warned both Prince William and Harry will be disgusted with the portrayal of their family.

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“And be deeply upset on behalf of his family. As will Harry.

“It is a grotesque and deeply unfair portrayal of their father, mother and stepmother, and of the wider family, including, of course, their grandparents whom they love dearly.

“Because this series is now covering a time and events that so many people can remember, but is incredibly damaging.

“We are given the impression that the Royal Family are horrible people who behave in a despicable manner.

“While many of the events might be real, so much of the detail and the conversations are complete fabrication – and Peter Morgan probably wouldn’t deny that; he is creating drama after all.

“But it is in danger of damaging not just the reputations of people who are powerless to hit back, but the future of the monarchy itself.”

Richard Fitzwiliams added the series portrays Charles as “selfish and insecure”.

He added: “He is self-pitying and brutal to Diana after, for example, her success in New York.

“His physicality is curious, it heightens the aura of inadequacy which this portrayal emphasises.

“He is in love with Camilla but viewers will not sympathise with this portrayal.

“It is made clear that he is a product of an extremely dysfunctional family.”

The new series stars Josh O’Connor and Emma Corrin as Prince Charles and Diana respectively.

The Crown is set to cover events up to the early 2000s including the disasters throughout the 1990s in two more seasons.

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