Prince William’s reluctance to engage with The Crown, a beloved show chronicling royal narratives, takes center stage in recent revelations by royal biographer Robert Hardman.
In his book, “The Making of a King: King Charles III and the Modern Monarchy,” Hardman exposes Prince William’s disinterest in the series, shedding light on the royal couple’s stance on their portrayal.
- Prince William’s Stance: Despite the widespread buzz surrounding The Crown, Prince William steers clear of watching the show. According to a source close to the Prince as mentioned by Hardman, William “rolls his eyes” at the notion that it’s mere drama. However, he refrains from publicly expressing discontent, avoiding the perception of constant complaint.
- Royal Discretion: Prince William chooses not to amplify the show’s publicity through criticism, maintaining a low-key approach. The source emphasizes his reluctance to be seen as a perpetual complainer.
- Entertainment Preferences: When Prince William does indulge in TV time, superhero movies take precedence, with a particular fondness for productions like Deadpool and anything related to Batman.
- Prince Harry’s Take: In contrast, Prince Harry adopts a more relaxed stance towards The Crown. Acknowledging its fictional nature in an interview with James Corden, he appreciates its loose basis on truth. Harry values the show’s exploration of the challenges arising from prioritizing duty and service over family.
- Fiction vs. Fact: Prince Harry voices discomfort with news stories being treated as facts, emphasizing the importance of distinguishing between reality and fiction. While he has watched The Crown, he admits to fact-checking and underscores the significance of accurate historical representation.
As the royal family’s perspectives on The Crown unfold, Prince William’s subtle disapproval and Prince Harry’s nuanced acceptance highlight the complexities of royal portrayal in the realm of entertainment.