The Crown S5: Royal expert fears far more 'dangerous inaccuracies'
Royal expert Katie Nicholl has criticised the latest season of The Crown for being 'too raw' as it portrays events from the 1990s.
Appearing on GB News to discuss the controversial show, Nicholl, who is Vanity Fair's royal editor said she feared more 'dangerous inaccuracies' from The Crown going forward.
Asked her opinion on season five, Nicholl said: “I came away from it feeling uncomfortable, having watched it, which I didn’t feel with the previous series.
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"I felt like there had been enough distance, this just feels too raw, feels too close to the bone.”
She also discussed the show's controversial depiction of Prince Charles, who is played by Dominic West: “[The King’s] plight to make the world a better place, his innovation from an early age, that is really well-captured, but it’s the awkwardness of so many of the scenes.
"It’s the uncomfortableness of listening to the transcript of that conversation — tampon-gate — all over again. It leaves you feeling icky and uncomfortable.”
Nicholl added: “The King is about to go and unveil a statue of his late mother in York and yet people are going to be tuning in and watching this — a reprisal, someone’s interpretation, of a really difficult period in royal history.
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"I think there is a sense that it just feels a little unfair for the King to be starting his reign with this hanging over him.”
The Crown has drawn criticism from former Prime Ministers John Major and Tony Blair for its historical innacuracies.
Blair, who will be portrayed in the series by Bertie Carvel, recently called the show "complete and utter rubbish" while Major said it was "profoundly hurtful" to see events depicted inacurately.
Season five of The Crown will be released on Netflix on 9 November.
Watch below: The Crown season 5 trailer.