Royal Family turns off Twitter replies after incessant trolling over Princess Diana
Watch: Prince Charles and Camilla turn off Twitter comments
Prince Charles and Camilla have suspended replies to some of their Twitter posts after trolling in the wake of the latest series of The Crown.
Twitter recently introduced a new function which allows users to avoid getting replies from anyone who is not tagged in the post, or who they don’t follow.
The Clarence House account, which shares the work of Charles and Camilla, has been using it much more after receiving trolling comments from fans of The Crown.
The latest series of the Netflix drama covers the 1980s, and sees Diana introduced to the Royal Family as she married Charles.
The show depicts Charles, played by Josh O’Connor, as continually in love with Camilla, played by Emerald Fennell, and the couple speak on the phone on a frequent basis.
That account is contrary to the real Prince Charles, who said he only started talking to Camilla again after his marriage to Diana broke down.
But the show has created a new legion of Diana fans, many of whom are leaving her name and love heart emojis under posts featuring Camilla on the Clarence House Instagram account.
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But the comments below seem to have become a battle between fans of the late Princess of Wales, and those who are ‘Team Camilla’.
On 19 November, Clarence House shared a video of the Duchess of Cornwall making a speech for the Booker Prize award.
It’s one of the last times comments were left on, and she was accused of being a “homewrecker” with others saying “forever Diana”.
However there are also supporters on both platforms, with some noting her quiet rise in royal work, and one dubbing her a “national treasure”.
Charles and Camilla dated briefly in 1971, but Camilla married Andrew Parker-Bowles in 1973. They had two children.
Charles married Diana in 1981, and they also had two children. But the marriage broke down and they separated in 1992.
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In 1994, Charles did a TV interview in which he confessed to having had an affair.
The following year, Diana did her interview with Panorama in which she uttered the now famous line “there were three people in the marriage”, referring to Camilla.
The interview led to the Queen pushing the couple to divorce, which they did in 1996.
Diana died in a car crash in Paris in 1997.
Charles and Camilla did become more public in their relationship over the years but they did not marry until 2005.
Diana’s brother, Earl Spencer, recently called for the Netflix show to have some form of disclaimer on it so that people are aware it is not a documentary.
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The show’s creator, Peter Morgan, has previously defended other elements of invented story telling, while the cast have said they treat the people as characters.
Emma Corrin, who plays the late Diana, also admitted she could understand why some people would be upset at the show’s latest series, but said the cast approach “people that we play as characters, which is why it's such a joyous job because Peter writes such rich and complex characters”.
Netflix has been contacted for comment.
Clarence House declined to comment.
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