Queen Elizabeth’s Lifelong Friend Says The Crown Is ‘Complete Fantasy’: ‘It Just Makes Me So Angry’

Imelda Staunton as Queen Elizabeth II in The Crown Season 5 Credit: Netflix

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Queen Elizabeth‘s lifelong good friend is sad with The Crown.

Speaking to BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour on Thursday, Lady Anne Glenconner, who was a maid of honor on the late Queen‘s June 1953 coronation, described the hit Netflix drama as “complete fantasy.”

“[It’s] so unfair on members of the Royal Family,” added Lady Glenconner, who served as Princess Margaret’s lady-in-waiting for greater than three many years.

“The trouble is that people, especially in America, believe it completely,” she added. “It’s so irritating. I don’t watch The Crown now because it just makes me so angry.”

Glenconner, 90, was significantly scathing a couple of scene involving the 1937 demise of Prince Philip‘s sister, Princess Cecile of Greece, in a airplane crash.

The tragic occasion featured in season 2 of The Crown and portrayed the late Duke of Edinburgh as urging his sister to board the doomed flight — one thing Glenconner referred to as “completely untrue.”

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Editorial use only Mandatory Credit: Photo by Ken McKay/ITV/Shutterstock (10482741l) Lady Anne Glenconner 'This Morning' TV show, London, UK - 22 Nov 2019 LADY GLENCONNER: MY LIFE AS LADY-IN-WAITING TO PRINCESS MARGARET The Royal Family is all anyone is talking about right now. We’ve had Princes at war, Christmas cancellations, and Prince Andrew stepping down from Royal duties. On top of all that, on Sunday Netflix series The Crown returned for its third series - giving us another insight into the lives of the Royal family. But what really goes on behind-the-scenes at the Palace? Well, someone who knows better than anyone is Lady Anne Glenconner. She served as Princess Margaret’s lady-in-waiting for three decades, and is now sharing her extraordinary stories in her new memoir. She’s here today to tell us about the glamorous party lifestyle, reveal what really happens on a Royal tour, and why she’s determined to prove that Princess Margaret wasn’t the diva many think she was.

Editorial use solely Mandatory Credit: Photo by Ken McKay/ITV/Shutterstock (10482741l) Lady Anne Glenconner ‘This Morning’ TV present, London, UK – 22 Nov 2019 LADY GLENCONNER: MY LIFE AS LADY-IN-WAITING TO PRINCESS MARGARET The Royal Family is all anybody is speaking about proper now. We’ve had Princes at battle, Christmas cancellations, and Prince Andrew stepping down from Royal duties. On prime of all that, on Sunday Netflix sequence The Crown returned for its third sequence – giving us one other perception into the lives of the Royal household. But what actually goes on behind-the-scenes on the Palace? Well, somebody who is aware of higher than anybody is Lady Anne Glenconner. She served as Princess Margaret’s lady-in-waiting for 3 many years, and is now sharing her extraordinary tales in her new memoir. She’s right here at present to inform us in regards to the glamorous occasion life-style, reveal what actually occurs on a Royal tour, and why she’s decided to show that Princess Margaret wasn’t the diva many suppose she was.

Ken McKay/ITV/Shutterstock Lady Anne Glenconner

“And I think to say something like that about people is terribly hurting,” she added. “Nobody wants to have their relations trashed like that.”

Elsewhere, Glenconner criticized The Crown for exhibiting Princess Margaret creating impolite rhymes with U.S. President Lyndon B Johnson, and debating the qualities of varied eligible males.

“I mean, of course that never happened,” she advised the BBC.

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Glenconner additionally had stern phrases for Helena Bonham Carter, who performed Princess Margaret in two seasons of The Crown and even visited Glenconner for recommendation on easy methods to seize her character.

“She came for about two hours. I told her how Princess Margaret smoked, how she walked,” mentioned Glenconner.

70206278.ARW Elizabeth Debicki as Diana, Princess of Wales Season 5 The Crown Keith Bernstein/Netflix

70206278.ARW Elizabeth Debicki as Diana, Princess of Wales Season 5 The Crown Keith Bernstein/Netflix

Keith Bernstein/Netflix Elizabeth Debicki in The Crown

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“I saw Helena after she’d been in The Crown and she said, ‘What did you think?’ And I said, ‘Well, rather disappointed.’ And she said, ‘I know. But the thing is, I’m an actress, and I have to do what’s written for me.’”

Glenconner’s feedback observe these of high-profile figures together with Dame Judi Dench, who penned an open letter to The Times in October making the case that Netflix could be “cruelly unjust” to not preface every episode with an announcement stating that this system is a piece of historic fiction.

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The Crown Season 5 Lesley Manville and Timothy Dalton CR: Keith Bernstein/Netflix

The Crown Season 5 Lesley Manville and Timothy Dalton CR: Keith Bernstein/Netflix

Keith Bernstein/Netflix Lesley Manville as Princess Margaret in The Crown

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Netflix has since promoted The Crown as a “fictional dramatization” and included a disclaimer stating that the present is “Inspired by real events.”

It provides that The Crown “tells the story of Queen Elizabeth II and the political and private occasions that formed her reign.”

The newest season of the royal drama hit the streamer on Nov. 9 and spotlights the turbulent dissolution of Princess Diana and Prince Charles‘s marriage, the escalation of his relationship with the longer term Queen Camilla, the 1992 fireplace at Windsor Castle and Diana’s 1995 BBC Panorama interview.

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