Although the British royal family has never officially confirmed the rumors that practically all its members have seen the series ‘The Crown’, the Netflix production that delves into the most intimate and daily dramas of the Windsor clan, the truth is that testimonies continue to emerge clearly pointing in that direction.
The actor Matt Smith, who gave life to Prince Philip of Edinburgh in the first two seasons of television fiction, has revealed that Elizabeth II herself did not miss an episode of the series in which she somehow stars. The monarch always made a hole in her agenda, according to the interpreter, to be able to enjoy at least one episode every Sunday, resorting to a projector in order to fully enjoy the exquisite production and costumes of the series.
Of course, the also actor of ‘Doctor Who’, who now plays another prince, the conflictive Daemon Targaryen in ‘The house of the dragon’, has never been a direct witness of such a scene. The British based his story on an informal conversation he had some time ago with Prince Harry, who did not hesitate to greet him as if he were his grandfather after a polo match. “Harry came up to me and said: ‘Grandpa!’ by the morning program ‘Today’, of the American chain NBC.
Likewise, Smith has also explained that the late Duke of Edinburgh flatly refused to see the story of his life on television in these circumstances. “A friend of mine happened to be having dinner with the Duke of Edinburgh and couldn’t resist asking the question. [El príncipe] He turned to look at his face and said: ‘Don’t be ridiculous'”, he pointed out about the series created by Peter Morgan, a screenwriter in addition to the award-winning film ‘The Queen’, starring Helen Mirren in 2006.