The Crown: Did Prince Charles really want the Queen to abdicate?

Charles’ fictionalised and not-so subtle attempt to usurp the throne in the newly released season five of The Crown has already attracted a lot of controversy, with former prime minister John Major criticising Netflix and calling the invented scene “a barrel load of nonsense”.
In the video above, Yahoo UK’s royal executive editor – Omid Scobie – takes us through exactly how blurred the line between real life and fiction is in this case, and explores how and why Charles was ready to take on more responsibilities.
Scobie looks back at the impact of a bombshell report about the Royal Family’s future and how the Queen and the rest of the family reacted to it.