The Crown’s portrayal of the Royal Household is ‘full fantasy’ and ‘so unfair’, Girl Anne Glenconner, the late Princess Margaret’s lady-in-waiting, has stated.
The socialite, 90, who was a maid of honour at Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation, instructed BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour that the present ‘simply makes me so offended’.
She stated: ‘The difficulty is that individuals, particularly in America, imagine it fully. It is so irritating. I do not watch The Crown now as a result of it simply makes me so offended. And it is so unfair on members of the royal household.’
A Netflix spokesman beforehand stated: ‘The Crown has at all times been introduced as a drama based mostly on historic occasions.
‘Collection 5 is a fictional dramatisation, imagining what may have occurred behind closed doorways throughout a big decade for the Royal Household – one which has already been scrutinised and properly documented by journalists, biographers and historians.’
Girl Anne Glenconner (pictured in November 2019), who was a lifelong buddy of the late Princess Margaret, opened up about The Crown calling it a ‘full fantasy’ and ‘so unfair’
Girl Glenconner, (left) was previously Girl Anne Coke, eldest daughter of the fifth Earl of Leicester, who was 19 when she was chosen to be one of many six Coronation maids of honour for Queen Elizabeth
Imelda Staunton is enjoying Queen Elizabeth II in season 5 of the Netflix drama The Crown
Talking about one episode in collection two, which portrayed the Duke of Edinburgh as being answerable for his sister Cecilie taking the flight that resulted in her demise in a airplane crash in 1937, she stated was ‘terribly hurting.’
She stated: ‘That was fully unfaithful and I believe to say one thing like that about folks is extremely hurting. No person desires to have their relations trashed like that.’
Anne, who turned 90 this 12 months, has been making waves together with her explosive new ebook No matter Subsequent.
She joined Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield on This Morning Monday to speak about her new ebook and he or she stated Netflix would not must ’embroider’ the reality to be interesting to viewers.
The socialite, who was married to Colin Tennant, Baron Glenconner from 1956 till his demise in 2010, stated she has discovered the present’s portrayal of Margaret to be unfaithful and ‘hurtful.’
She added that actress Helena Bonham Carter, who performed Princess Margaret within the third and fourth collection of the present, admitted to her that she discovered Netflix’s portrayal of Margaret was ‘disappointing.’
Girl Anne went on to say that whereas she doubts the royal watch the present, she referred to as Netflix out for ‘hurting’ them with unfaithful claims, notably concerning the late Duke of Edinburgh.
Pictured: Anne and Princess Margaret with Colin Tennant, left, in 1977. The pair had been pals for all of Margaret’s life
Girl Anne Glenconner instructed Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield that Netflix’s The Crown would not must ’embroider’ the reality to be interesting to viewers
The aristocrat admitted to Phil and Holly that she had loved The Crown’s earlier episodes, however that it ‘by some means went ‘terribly off-piste.’
‘I do know from my very own expertise, being in The Crown, it wasn’t true in any respect.’
She spoke particularly a few pool social gathering scene the place her character appeared with Princess Margaret and he or she stated made it appear to be she was ‘pimping’ for the royal.
‘After all that did not occur. I do not know why that they had to try this. The true factor concerning the royal household is so attention-grabbing. They do not must embroider it,’ she stated.
Helena Bonham-Carter and Nancy Carroll, proper, performed Princess Margaret and Anne within the third collection of The Crown
She stated she talked to Helena Bonham Carter about her efficiency on the present after it was launched by Netflix.
‘Afterwards, I stated to her, ‘a bit disappointing, wasn’t it?’ And she or he replied ‘sure, however I am an actress, I’ve to do what’s written’,’ she added.
Requested by Phil whether or not she thinks the present is damaging to the members of the royal household, Anne stated: ‘I believe it does damage,’ earlier than including: ‘I do not suppose they watch it,
‘The one factor I minded was when Prince Philip was accused of killing his sister, which was fully unfaithful, that is so hurting,’ she stated.
The socialite instructed Phil and Holly, left, that she finds the Crown hurtful and ‘fully unfaithful’ in components
The aristocrat together with her husband, Colin Tennant, Lord Glenconner in 1955, after they had been newly weds. Anne has opened up about her late husband’s abusive tendencies in her new ebook, No matter Subsequent
She was referencing an episode of the present’s second collection the place The Crown implies that Prince Philip’s older sister Cecilie died in a airplane crash as a result of she was flying to the UK to see him, as a result of he had misbehaved in class.
Princess Cecilie of Greece and Denmark died in a horrific airplane crash aged 26 in 1937, together with her husband Georg Hereditary Grand Duke of Hesse and their 4 youngsters.
They’d been travelling to the UK to attend the marriage of Louis, Prince of Hesse and by Rhine.
‘These two occasions had been fully separate,’ Girl Glenconner careworn.