Apparently, Prince Philip was planning to sue Netflix over The Crown. He contacted his lawyers to take legal action, but ultimately decided not to go to court. At least that’s what the British journalist Hugo Vickers claims in an interview with the “Sunday Times”. The reason for the prince’s displeasure was allegedly an episode from the second season of the series entitled “Paterfamilias”.

    twisted reality

    There it is implied that he may have had something to do with the death of his sister Cecilia. When Philip was 16 years old, the princess died in a plane crash in 1937. In the Netflix production, the reason for the flight is that Cecilia wanted to visit her brother at boarding school. In the end, Philip’s father blames him for the accident. In translated words, he says: “If it wasn’t for Philip and his indiscipline, she would never have taken that flight.”

    Criticism rains down

    The Crown is devoted to the life of Elizabeth II, but also recounts some historical inaccuracies and fiction. Critics keep saying that the creators of the series don’t communicate clearly enough that it’s a fictional format. Oscar winner Judi Dench, for example, asked Netflix before the start of the 5th season, which started on November 9th, to add a note before each episode that what is shown is not true events.

    Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh passed away on April 9, 2021 at the age of 99. His wife, Queen Elizabeth II, died on September 8, 2022 at the age of 96. Their son Charles has been King Charles III ever since.