Netflix will not be adding a disclaimer to The Crown

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Emma Corrin as Princess Diana and Josh O'Connor as Prince Charles in The Crown.
Emma Corrin as Princess Diana and Josh O'Connor as Prince Charles in The Crown.
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Netflix will not be adding a fiction warning to their hit show The Crown.

Last week Britain's culture minister Oliver Dowden said about the show: "It's a beautifully produced work of fiction, so as with other TV productions, Netflix should be very clear at the beginning it is just that."

He added that without a warning, he "fear[s] that a generation of viewers who did not live through the events may mistake fact for fiction".

A spokesperson for the streaming service told Variety that they have no plans to add a disclaimer.

"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."

Season 4 which focuses largely on the marriage of Prince Charles and Princess Diana has ruffled some feathers and has received backlash from the palace, Charles Spencer, the younger brother of Princess Diana and the widow of British army major Hugh Lindsay, and slammed for anti-Charles bias.

READ MORE | Netflix hit The Crown blasted for anti-Charles bias

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