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Prince Philip Reveals What He Really Thinks About ‘The Crown’

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While the rest of the world is royally obsessed with Netflix show, The Crown, something we’ve always wondered is whether the real-life royals are huddled up in Buckingham Palace binging episodes.

According to multiple sources, Queen Elizabeth is a fan of the series, after Prince Edward reportedly persuaded her to give it a watch.

“Happily, she really liked it, although obviously there were some depictions of events that she found too heavily dramatised,” a source revealed to the Express.

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However, Her Majesty’s husband might need a bit more convincing. 

In a new interview with The Observer, Matt Smith, who plays Prince Philip in The Crown, revealed a close associate sat next to Prince Philip at a private dinner recently.

The Duke of Edinburgh reportedly asked Smith’s friend, “What do you do? Are you involved in this Crown thing?”


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Smith’s friend replied “no” but later in the evening couldn’t resist asking the royal if he’d seen any of the show, saying: “Philip, I’m just wondering, because I have some friends who made The Crown, have you watched any?”

The Duke’s reply? “Don’t. Be. Ridiculous.”

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