PRINCE harry has claimed The Crown gives a ‘rough idea’ of the pressures of royal life, despite controversy over the Netflix series.
The Duke sat down with James Corden for a candid chat, as the pair toured LA on an open-top bus.
The 36-year-old addressed the controversial series, which follows the life of the royal family, saying he’s ‘comfortable’ with it.
When asked his thoughts on the show, he said: “They don't pretend to be news, it's fictional but it's loosely based on the truth.
"Of course it's not strictly accurate, but, loosely, it gives you a rough idea about what that lifestyle, what the pressures of putting duty and service above family and everything else, what can come from that.
"I am way more comfortable with The Crown than I am seeing the stories written about my family, or my wife or myself."
He noted that The Crown is “obviously fiction”, but did reveal who he’d want to play him – Homeland star Damian Lewis.
Culture secretary, Oliver Dowden, previously said viewers could mistake the show for fact.
Mr Dowden told the Mail on Sunday: "It's a beautifully produced work of fiction, so as with other TV productions, Netflix should be very clear at the beginning it is just that.
"Without this, I fear a generation of viewers who did not live through these events may mistake fiction for fact."
But Netflix rejected the idea of having a warning at the start of each episode, saying the show has always been presented as 'drama'.
"We have always presented The Crown as a drama, and we have every confidence our members understand it’s a work of fiction that’s broadly based on historical events.
"As a result, we have no plans – and see no need – to add a disclaimer," Mail on Sunday quoted.
The Crown is currently on season four, and has introduced Princess Diana, played by Emma Corrin, and details her eating disorder and Prince Charles’ affair with Camilla.
A source close to Charles, 72, played by Josh O’Connor, said of The Crown: “His Royal Highness has absolutely no views about it. He has never watched The Crown. I shouldn’t think he knows it’s coming out.”
Josh O'Connor has previously echoed Prince Harry, saying the series is nothing more than a work of fiction.
He said: "You have to show them the respect and understand that they’re intelligent enough to see it for what it is, which is pure fiction.”
However, Helena Bonham Carter, who plays Princess Margaret, supported Mr Dowden's suggestion, saying The Crown had a "moral responsibility" to tell those watching that it's not a documentary.
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