Admiral Lord West and Rear Admiral Chris Parry, who both fought in the 1982 war, claimed the producers of The Crown sought to damage the Queen’s reputation by failing to get it right correctly. Their anger at the Netflix show arose from an entirely made-up scene featured in the final season of The Crown.
In the drama, the Queen is briefed on the event by Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, played by Gillian Anderson.
Later in the episode, the Queen watches the parade from her television and seems annoyed that she was not invited to attend.
However, such a meeting never took place, for that day, October 12, 1982, the Queen and Prince Philip were 15,000 kilometers away on an official tour of the Pacific.
As a result, the two Falklands veterans sharply criticized the show.
“The Crown has reduced an important chapter in British military history to cheap drama. I’m afraid to think that anyone could take this portrayal of the Queen seriously.
Likewise, Rear Admiral Parry called the scenes “disgracefully dishonest and exploitative.”
He said: “The Queen was fully engaged in all matters concerning the Falklands campaign. It was also understood and accepted by the Royal Family that Mrs Thatcher would attend the parade because the campaign was her victory and she had provided such remarkable political leadership.
“Viewers should be made aware that The Crown is heavily dramatized. Yet at this time, there is no disclaimer before each episode. ”
This isn’t the first time the Crown has come under fire, with royal pundits explaining how Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s relationship unfolded on the show.
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Meghan Markle’s ‘bold’ networking strategy helped the Duchess boost her profile before meeting Prince Harry, a celebrity biographer has said.
Before Meghan Markle met Prince Harry, she was a successful actress starring in the hit legal drama Suits, had her own website called ‘The Tig’ and had secured several contracts with fashion designers. Speaking about her accomplishments, celebrity biographer Sean Smith revealed how Meghan was able to improve her profile so quickly.
In her new book, Meghan Misunderstood, the writer said Meghan used a networking technique during her visit to London in the summer of 2016.
He wrote: “One of the strategies Meghan used to improve her profile was to put herself next to a famous person; they both could benefit from the resulting publicity.
“This approach had worked well, for example, when she was pictured with Irish champion golfer Rory McIlroy. ”
Mr Smith also revealed that Meghan was confident in sending messages to people she didn’t know, in the hopes that they would respond and strike up a conversation.
He said: “Meghan never bothered to send someone cold messages. She was a regular on social media to reach out. ”