Netflix criticised

Culture Secretary steps into row over The Crown

The Crown has drawn criticism over its fabricated script

A UK government minister has intervened in the controversy surrounding the portrayal of the royal family by the television streaming service Netflix.

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has demanded that Netflix makes it clear that The Crown is fiction.

Mr Dowden added his voice to growing concern that fabricated scenes in the drama series, written by screenwriter Peter Morgan, are doing lasting damage to the monarchy and Prince Charles in particular and had led to a vicious campaign against Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall.

The script includes the false suggestion that the affair between Charles and Camilla continued throughout his marriage to Diana, prompting the Princess’s brother Earl Spencer to add his voice to the calls for a disclaimer.

Clarence House was forced to restrict comments on its social media channels following trolling of the Duchess, including death threats.

Mr Morgan has been accused of using light entertainment to drive a republican agenda.

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