Camilla targeted by online trolls after season four of The Crown airs
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall is being trolled online over the depiction of her relationship with Prince Charles in the fourth season of The Crown.
The popular Netflix series, which is based on the British Royal family, has taken creative liberties and implied that Prince Charles, played by Josh O’Connor, and Camilla, played by Emerald Fennell, had an affair while Charles was married to Diana, played by Emma Corrin.
Reports suggested that Charles had very little contact with Camilla during the first years of his marriage but fans are having trouble separating fact from fiction and Camilla’s official Instagram page has been inundated with an outpour of love for the late Princess Diana.
Throughout the series Charles grows increasingly hostile towards the young princess, while Camilla remains close by.
Several fans said the show had damaged the public image that Charles and Camilla have spent decades building.
While earlier series didn’t stray too far from the truth, the latest series has been criticised for fabricating storylines.
Earlier this month director Peter Morgan defended his decision to include scenes where Lord Mountbatten, played by Charles Dance, condemns Charles for getting involved romantically with Camilla in a letter.
“What we know is that Mountbatten was really responsible for taking Charles to one side at precisely this point and saying, ‘Look, you know, enough already with playing the field, it’s time you got married and it’s time you provided an heir’,” Morgan said.
“As the heir I think there was some concern that he should settle down, marry the appropriate person and get on with it.”
Morgan said that even though the letter was fictional, the relationships on the show were well researched.
“In my own head I thought that would have even greater impact on Charles if it were to come post-mortem, as it were. I think everything that’s in that letter that Mountbatten writes to Charles is what I really believe, based on everything I’ve read and people I’ve spoken to, that represents his view,” he said.
“We will never know if it was put into a letter, and we will never know if Charles got that letter before or after Mountbatten’s death, but in this particular drama, this is how I decided to deal with it.”