He said: “Margaret Thatcher revered the constitution and the Crown, and the very idea she had a scratchy relationship with the Queen is, to me, more for publicity of the film than accuracy. Why do people think that these filmmakers and producers and what-not produce the truth? They’re concerned about bums on seats. They’re not concerned about accuracy.”
Sir Bernard’s blistering attack on Times Radio came hot on the heels of a similar tirade by friends of Prince Charles who accused producers of “trolling on a Hollywood budget”.
Over the weekend Palace insiders accused Netflix of exploiting the Royal Family’s troubles for financial gain, adding that “fiction is presented as fact”.
The latest season focuses on Prince Charles, played by Josh O’Connor, and Lady Diana Spencer’s love story, and the breakdown of their marriage.
In one scene it shows Emma Corrin, who plays Diana, and Josh, 30, putting on a united front while dancing in the middle of a ball while in Australia.
The fourth series covers the years from Lord Mountbatten’s assassination on August Bank Holiday M0nday 1979 to the ousting of Margaret Thatcher in November 1990.