Prince Harry breaks silence on The Crown as he defends Netflix show – ‘Obviously fiction!’ | Royal | News (Reports)


The Duke of Sussex made the comments as he joined James Corden on The Late Late Show. Opening up on his and Meghan Markle’s home life, Harry revealed they watch Netflix after Archie has gone to bed

Asked what he thought of The Crown, Harry said: “They don’t pretend to be news, it’s fictional but it’s loosely based on the truth.

“Of course it’s not strictly accurate, but loosely, it gives you a rough idea about what that lifestyle, what the pressures of putting duty and service above family and everything else, what can come from that.

“I am way more comfortable with The Crown than I am seeing the stories written about my family, or my wife or myself.”

He added that the hit show is “obviously fiction” whereas he has a “real issue” with some of the stories written about him.

Harry also joked he would want redhead Homeland star Damian Lewis to play him.

The latest series of The Crown, which dramatised Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s marriage breakdown, sparked calls for a disclaimer to be added to make clear that it is a work of fiction.

During his appearance on The Late Late Show, Harry joined the TV host for a double-decker bus tour of Los Angeles.

After Corden told him to pay the fare before getting on the bus, Harry quipped: “You know us royals, we don’t carry cash.”

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In response to Corden’s suggestion they buy the house, former actress Meghan joked: “I think we’ve done enough moving.”

She asked “Haz” how his tour was going, prompting him to call Cordon “the worst tour guide in LA”.

Harry also opened up on the start of his romance with Meghan. 

He insisted dating as a member of the Royal Family is “flipped upside down”.

The Duke told Cordon early dates are at home and only when they are a couple do they go out in public.

Harry said: “We got to spend an enormous amount of time just the two of us.

“There were no distractions, and that was great, it was an amazing thing.

“We went from zero to 60 in the first two months.”

Harry’s appearance on The Late Late Show comes as he and Meghan, who have signed a lucrative deal with Netflix, are giving a televised interview to US chat show host Oprah Winfrey, which airs next week.

It was confirmed earlier this month that the Sussexes, who are living in California and expecting their second child, will not be returning as working royals.


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