Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair has added his voice to those who say: The crown uses the fifth season to present on-screen events in the 1990s as real, when in fact they were invented.
Tony Blair was Prime Minister of the country in the summer months of 1997 prior to Princess Diana’s death. In the upcoming season, he is seen meeting the then Prince of Wales – now King Charles – shortly after his election in May 1997, in which the heir to the throne tries to pave the way to marry his then secret companion Camilla, now Queen Consort.
Blair’s spokesperson told the British… Daily Telegram“It should come as no surprise that this is complete nonsense.”
Blair’s predecessor at 10 Downing Street, John Major, who announced the divorce of the Prince and Princess of Wales in the Houses of Parliament in 1992, had previously said Charles had sought Major’s advice and support to move his government forward. . by the abdication of his mother Queen Elizabeth, was also fabricated.
This weekend he continued in a letter to the Telegraphsaying:
“It will be deeply hurtful to a family that still mourns the person whose life the entire drama was based on.
“Netflix may believe that any publicity is good publicity. But I assure them it isn’t – especially when it disrespects the memory of those who are no longer alive, or puts words in the mouths of those who are still alive and in no position to express themselves. to defend.
“Fiction should not be paraded as fact.
“I understand that Netflix continues to refuse to put a disclaimer at the top of the credits because ‘everyone knows this is a drama series’. But this just isn’t good enough. If everyone knows, why not acknowledge it?
“Without such action, many millions – around the world – could still be affected by a harmful and fictional script, claiming ‘authority’ by interspersing historical facts.
“Entertainment is an amazing and glorious industry that brings immense joy to millions of people. Netflix should not humiliate it with images that are both harmful and untrue.”
Last month, after criticism from other public figures, including Dame Judi Dench, Netflix added a disclaimer to its YouTube trailer for the fifth season, saying the production was a “fictional dramatization” and “inspired by real events”.
The crownSeason 5 arrives on Netflix this week. The sixth and final season is currently being filmed.