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Netflix has ‘no plans’ to issue fiction disclaimer for The Crown

Netflix has refused to warn viewers that hit period drama The Crown is historically inaccurate.

The Crown charts the history of the Royal Family from the 1950s up until Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s highly publicised relationship in its recent fourth series.

Critics fear some viewers, especially from a younger generation, will receive the events as reality.

This has led some to demand for a disclaimer to be put at the start of each episode.

Actress Helena Bonham-Carter, who plays Princess Margaret in the show, even spoke out about the show and said Netflix had a "moral responsibility" to air the disclaimer.

Until now, Netflix have remained quiet, but the streaming giant has since responded to calls for the drama to insist it has fictionalised events.

Netflix said: "We have always presented The Crown as a drama, and we have every confidence our members understand it’s a work of fiction that’s broadly based on historical events.

"As a result, we have no plans – and see no need – to add a disclaimer."

Palace sources have reportedly been left furious, and allegedly branded a post by the official Netflix account as “corporate trolling” of the Royal Family.

The account posted an image of Prince Charles and Princess Diana and claimed The Crown would provide “answers” to questions about the couple.

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A string of messages directed towards the Royal Family were posted underneath the clip, with some targeting Prince Charles and Camilla.

A royal insider reportedly told the Mail: "It's one thing to make a drama that not even the writer claims is entirely factual, but for Netflix to use its corporate social channels to create and post material that is one-sided at best feels like corporate trolling – it's pretty sinister."

The Queen’s cousin, David Bowes-Lyon, 73, also slammed the storyline for suggesting the royals “abandoned” the monarch’s disabled cousins.

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