Palace insider accuses Netflix of ‘trolling’ Royals with ‘sinister’ tweet promising ‘answers’ to Crown criticism

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NETFLIX has been accused of “corporate trolling” after posting a “sinister” tweet plugging into a documentary that promises to respond to criticism of The Crown.

The streaming giant tweeted a clip from its documentary Diana: In Her Own Words – telling fans that it “answers a lot of what you ask.”

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Netflix has released video of a documentary about Diana, claiming it will provide viewers with ‘answers’
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Netflix shared this tweet saying that a documentary about Diana answers viewers’ questions
Viewers fear every scene in The Crown is true

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Viewers fear every scene in The Crown is trueCredit: Netflix

But palace figures slammed the tweet – which sparked a number of cruel taunts against the royals in response – saying it was “corporate trolling.”

The popular Netflix series The Crown has recently seen a wave of criticism against the Royals for the way Princess Diana has been treated.

But many personalities – including Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden – have called on the series to remind viewers that it is a work of fiction.

There are fears that some of the fictional scenes written by The Crown creator Peter Morgan may harm the monarchy because viewers believe they are true.

Although the series is loosely based on historical events, it has many fictional aspects, including the false suggestion that the affair between Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles continued throughout his marriage to Diana.

And Netflix’s Twitter account this week appeared to respond to some of the criticism, posting a link to their documentary with the message “The documentary DIANA: IN HER OWN WORDS answers a lot of what you ask.”

In the clip, the audio of Princess Diana is played talking to writer Andrew Morton as she reveals that Prince Charles and Camilla’s relationship “broke her heart.”

She can also be heard talking about being devastated when her then-future husband bought Camilla a bracelet, saying the future king was “hot and cold” in their own relationship.

But a palace insider accused Netflix of using its social media channels to keep sharing “sinister” messages.

The source told the Daily Mail: “It’s one thing to make a drama that even the author doesn’t claim to be entirely factual, but for Netflix, using its corporate social channels to create and publish material that is in the spotlight. best one-sided at best looks like a corporate troll. – that’s pretty grim. ”

Prince Charles and Camilla at a polo match in 1975
Prince Charles and Camilla at a polo match in 1975
The documentary featured was `` Diana: in her own words ''12

The documentary presented was “Diana: in her own words”
The film features personal recordings of the late princess and archival footage

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The film features personal recordings of the late princess and archival footage

The tweet also drew a series of vile messages directed at the Queen, Prince Philip, Charles and Camilla.

One person wrote: “I just hope the Queen is reasonable enough not to pass the throne to Charles. It will surely be disgusting to know that a mistress will soon be a queen. ”

Another posted: “Camilla and Charles are rotten people. I can’t stand them !!! They are really bogus !!! I don’t consider Charles to be a prince, he’s a ******. So is Camilla. He doesn’t deserve to be a king. ”

Many others were too vile to print.

According to Mail Online, the comments were reportedly alerted on Netflix “over 24 hours ago” and as of now, they remain online.

Conservative Lord Forsyth of Drumlean accused the US streaming giant of “crossing a line.”

He said he would raise the issue in the House of Lords and directly with the Prime Minister.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall received hatred on the Twitter postCrédits: Getty Images – Getty
Tweets below the post call the Prince of Wales 'bogus'

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Tweets below post call Prince of Wales ‘bogus’Credit: Twitter
'A mistress will soon be a queen,' one person tweeted below the video

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“A mistress will soon be a queen,” tweeted one person below the videoCredit: Twitter

On December 3, he wrote to the Ofcom broadcasting watchdog to complain about the “hurtful, false, deceptive and poisoned impression of people in our public life who cannot retaliate”.

Lord Forsyth called for Netflix to be regulated in the UK like other broadcasters that operate in Britain.

He said, “What they are doing is absolutely shocking. It is false and it is false.

“And as every day goes by without any action on the issue, more and more people are seeing this program, and unfortunately people believe it is a fact.

“If Netflix also uses a corporate account in this way [to deliberately publicise negative programmes about the Royal Family] then the arguments in favor of regulation are even stronger. ”

He added: “They [Netflix] cannot continue to say: “This is a tragedy, it is not our fault”.

“They are clearly using a program that is sensationalist and deceptive to promote their business interests.

“Members of the royal family do not have the right to respond. It’s damaging, nasty, nasty stuff. ”

Last week, a friend of Prince Charles called Netflix’s portrayal of the royal family “highly sophisticated propaganda.”

A friend of Prince Charles is said to have said: ‘It’s pretty sinister how Morgan clearly uses light entertainment to drive a very open Republican agenda and people just don’t see it.

“They were drawn into the early series until they couldn’t see how they’re being handled.

“It’s very sophisticated propaganda. ”

The fourth series of The Crown, which was released earlier this month, describes Princess Diana’s eating disorder and Prince Charles’ affair with Camilla Parker Bowles.

As her marriage to the heir to the throne falls apart, Diana, played by 24-year-old Emma Corrin, is seen vomiting violently in the toilet on several occasions.

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has asked Netflix to clarify that The Crown is “fiction” and that he writes in production.

He said: “It’s a beautifully produced piece of fiction, so like with other TV productions, Netflix should be very clear at the start, it’s just that.

“Without it, I fear that a generation of viewers who have not experienced these events will take fiction for fact. ”

Mr Dowden is expected to write to the streaming service asking them to add what others have called a “health warning” at the start of each of the ten episodes.

Netflix and Buckingham Palace have been contacted for comment.

The Crown creator and writer Peter Morgan has always called the show 'fiction'

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The Crown Creator and Writer Peter Morgan has always called the show “fiction.”Credit: Netflix
The fourth season of Netflix's hit The Crown sparked controversy in Britain where its treatment of heir to the throne, Prince Charles

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The fourth season of Netflix’s hit The Crown sparked controversy in Britain where its treatment of heir to the throne, Prince CharlesCredit: AFP
Princes Charles and Princess Diana look noticeably distant in Yogyakarta, Indonesia in 1989

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Princes Charles and Princess Diana look noticeably distant in Yogyakarta, Indonesia in 1989Credit: AFP
Sun Royal photographer Arthur Edwards on what the Crown is wrong about Prince Charles and Princess Diana
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