Bonham Carter’s comments emerged after U.K. Culture Secretary, Oliver Dowden, argued that The Crown should be "very clear at the beginning" that it’s a “beautifully produced work of fiction.” He also revealed his plans to write to Netflix amid mounting concerns that the royal family’s reputation is being soiled by fictionalised scenes in the show.
“Without this, I fear for a generation of viewers who did not live through these events may have mistaken fact for fictions,” he cautioned.
However, Dowden wasn't alone. Even Princess Diana’s brother, Earl Spencer, spoke out about the controversy and also pushed for warnings.
“I think it would help The Crown an enormous amount if, at the beginning of each episode, it stated that, ‘This isn’t true but it is based around some real events,'” he continued. “I worry people do think that this is gospel and that’s unfair.”
Since season four aired, Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles have switched off comments on their official Twitter account, after they began receiving hateful comments following their on-screen portrayal.