Camilla ‘won’t be fussed’ about her portrayal in The Crown claims pal

The D uchess of Cornwall will watch The Crown "with a glass of wine" and won't be fussed about her portrayal, a friend has claimed.

Camilla, 73, will tune in to watch the new series, which has amassed a big royal following.

But a friend close to the royal says she is not bothered about her on-screen persona on the latest Netflix series.

Season four of The Crown follows through the relationship between Princess Diana, Prince Charles and Camilla.

It also has a graphic portrayal of the struggle Diana had with eating disorders throughout her time at the palace.

“I imagine she’ll be tuning in with a glass of red wine to watch it, she has seen the previous series,” the friend said.

“She has a wonderful sense of humour and this won’t fuss her in the slightest,” they told Vanity Fair.

She went on to say she is "sure" Camilla, who is played in the programme by Emerald Fennell, has watched the programme, before adding: "I believe (Charles) has too.

“I don’t think she has any real issue with it. Her feeling is very much ‘never complain, never explain.’”

The latest season has nonetheless come under fire by royal experts who fear its distortion of events may mislead the public and incite hatred against Charles and Camilla, who married in 2005.

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Dickie Arbiter, the Queen's former communications secretary for a decade, said the royals were "pretty used to being portrayed" for entertainment purposes, but expressed concern that some viewers may not realise that The Crown is not an accurate portrayal of events.

He accused programme makers of being “over the top on dramatic licence” with depictions of Prince Charles “nothing like the man I worked with for five years”.

Members of the family were said to be “particularly uncomfortable” with the latest series as it depicts the break up between Charles and Diana and graphic scenes of her struggling with bulimia, as well as the turbulence in Britain from when Margaret Thatcher was elected the first female prime minister in 1979 to her departure in 1990.

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A source close to Charles, 72, said: “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.”

Royal insiders have described The Crown as “drama and entertainment for commercial ends . . .with no regard to the actual people involved who are having their lives hijacked and exploited”.

It comes as Prince William is reportedly unhappy with the depiction of his family, believing that “his parents are being exploited and presented in a false, simplistic way to make money”.

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