Only One Royal Refuses To Watch 'The Crown' And Here's The Surprising Reason Why

March 07, 2018

If you're a fan of the wildly popular Netflix series, "The Crown," then you're probably like me and wonder what the Royal Family really think of how they are portrayed. There's one member of the family, in particular, who has very strong opinions about it and if you have been paying attention to the docu-drama, you may have already guessed who.

Queen Elizabeth II has, reportedly, never missed an episode. And while she believes some of the events have been exaggerated, overall she enjoys the program. But what about her husband, Prince Philip? Does he share her affection for the series?

Not so much! According to, Prince Philip is not too happy with the program. In fact, he refuses to watch even one episode.

Matt Smith, who portrays the Duke of Edinburgh on the series, told Jimmy Kimmel, that a good friend of his had the occasion to dine with Prince Philip and the topic came around to what he did for a living. “What do you do? Are you involved in this Crown thing?” He replied that he wasn't and the conversation moved on to other topics.

Later in the evening, Smith's friend couldn't leave it alone. His interest piqued at Philip's original remark, he reopened the subject.

“Philip, I’m just wondering, because I have some friends who made The Crown, have you watched any?” The Duke of Edinburgh reportedly said, “Don’t be ridiculous.”

I guess that says it all! And it's no surprise to me that he feels the way he does since his portrayal in the series is anything but flattering, for the most part.

I wonder if he and The Queen ever discuss the scenes shown on "The Crown" and if he reacts anything like he is portrayed in the show?

Are you a fan of the series? If so, what do you think of the actors' representation of their real-life counterparts?

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