Here's what The Queen thought of The Crown's portrayal of Prince Philip 4 years ago

Here's what The Queen thought of The Crown's portrayal of Prince Philip

Not delighted about it, tbh.

The Crown is a good show.


It's so good, in fact, that the Queen herself has been said to be a fan of it - which is good news for all involved really, considering it is legit a show about her life.

That being said, there ie one episode of the Netflix programme that her majesty isn't all that fond of: the one where Prince Philip is an absolute dick to Charles when he's at boarding school.

The episode goes a little something like this:


Prince Charles wants to go to Eton, he's got the uniform and everything, but then Philip is like, nah you've got to go to some ancient school up in Scotland where the windows don't even close properly and everybody's a villain from a Beano comic.

So Charles goes up there, unsurprisingly has an awful time, and the entire episode, Philip just swans about telling his son to get over himself.

It's difficult to watch and, surprise surprise, the Queen isn't that fond of it.


A source told The Express:

‘The Queen realises that many who watch The Crown take it as an accurate portrayal of the Royal Family and she cannot change that.

"But I can convey that she was upset by the way Prince Philip is depicted as being a father insensitive to his son’s wellbeing."


The source went on to say the Queen was even "annoyed" by the series in parts.


They said:

"She was particularly annoyed at a scene in which Philip has no sympathy for a plainly upset Charles while he is flying him home from Scotland.

"That simply did not happen."

Well alright then.