The Crown's storyline is complete & utter rubbish – the show will be hurtful to a family still grieving, says Tony Blair | The Sun

FORMER prime ministers Tony Blair and John Major have blasted The Crown over “utterly untrue” and “profoundly hurtful” storylines in the Netflix show.

Tony Blair hit out at scenes depicting him and the then Prince Charles plotting against the late Queen Elizabeth II – branding the storyline “complete and utter rubbish”.

Blair, who was elected in 1997, is introduced as a character in the final episodes of the fifth series, which ends shortly after his election.

In one episode of the new series, Prince Charles asks Blair to support a proposed marriage to Camilla Parker Bowles, with his character asking the new PM: “Don’t you think they would prefer to see a happy, remarried Prince of Wales rather than an unhappy, unmarried one?”

The then Prince of Wales questions his mother’s ability as Queen – asking John Major’s character to evaluate whether the monarchy “is in safe hands”.

The then prime minister is also shown talking negatively about the Royal family in another scene.


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Major, who is portrayed in the series by Jonny Lee Miller, 49, said in a letter to The Telegraph that the fictional stories would be “will be profoundly hurtful to a family who are still grieving for the very person on whose life the entire drama was founded.”

Show bosses have repeatedly refused to add a disclaimer at the start of each episode informing viewers that the Netflix hit is a fictional dramatisation.

Earlier this week it was revealed The Crown ignored heartfelt pleas from Prince William not to exploit the Panorama interview with his mum.

The Netflix drama, due to air next week, has TWO episodes building up to the 1995 BBC bombshell and its aftermath.

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Bosses are also under fire for making up the Queen's historic "Annus Horribilis" speech.

Her Majesty made it in 1992 in London’s Guildhall following several scandals — and just four days after fire ripped through her Windsor Castle home.

And the show has been called "sadistic and wicked" for recreating Princess Diana's final hours.

Haunting scenes show Di — played by Elizabeth Debicki — in a limo before her horrific crash in a Paris tunnel.

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Her close friend Simone Simmons told The Sun that the hit drama risked forcing Princes William and Harry to recall “the most painful time” of their lives.

She said: “These are cruel, sadistic and wicked people to recreate these moments. They are the lowest of the low."

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