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Netflix urged to apologize for Prince Philip’s ‘malicious’ scene in The Crown UK News

Prince Philip was left “terribly upset” by one particular episode of The Crown, according to reports.

The Duke of Edinburgh died on Friday April 9 at the age of 99.

The Duke has been played by former Doctor Who star Matt Smith and most recently Tobias Menzies in the show’s four seasons so far.

In the second season, we see Prince Philip enrolling his son, Prince Charles, in school. In this episode, we see flashbacks to the Duke of Edinburgh’s childhood, especially his sister’s death, and it was this “malicious” episode that shocked Philip.

The episode shows how Prince Philip came to live in the UK after Princess Cecille of Greece and Denmark died in an air disaster.

On the show, Philip’s father blames him for his death, saying, “You are the reason we’re all here, burying my favorite child.”

Royal experts have told the Mail the Duke has been deeply hurt by the way this part of his life is playing out on screen.

Royal insiders called the scene “the most egregious” and called on Netflix to apologize.

“Cecilie died in a plane crash, but that’s the only thing that was true,” a royal expert told the Mail.

“Everything else was invented in a terribly malicious way.

“It was terribly upsetting for him.

“They (Netflix) should apologize emphatically and I think a disclaimer is needed more than ever.

“Now that he’s gone, what they’ve done to his reputation is even more relieved.”

Another expert added: “What a shame to turn Prince Philip into a cartoonish person – never do any work on the show.

“The portrayal was cruel and deeply unfair. The least Netflix could do was alert viewers with a warning.”

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This notice was published: 2021-04-14 15:52:47