As one of the most popular series of the last decade, The Crown is lauded by fans and critics alike. But what does the royal family think about The Crown? After all, the show is about real people. Queen Elizabeth II and her family, as well as their struggles to maintain private lives in very public roles, take center stage in the Netflix drama. Some of it is true; some of it is not. But regardless of how accurate it actually is, The Crown pulls back the curtain to study the humans behind the monarchy.
Everyone in the British royal family apparently has different opinions about The Crown. Some of them - like the Duchess of Cornwall - are amused by the concept, unbothered by the baseless untruths or painful truths it depicts. Others - like Prince William - are reportedly alarmed by how the show portrays beloved family members or misrepresents the past. These opinions have been voiced directly by members of the family through interviews, or they've been leaked through anonymous sources or hearsay. Whether enthusiastic or appalled, indifferent or cautious, the queen and her family seem to recognize that The Crown is powerful entertainment, for better or for worse.