Prince Harry prefers The Crown over real life and shares who he thinks should play him in the series

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  • Prince Harry says he's "more comfortable" with The Crown than he is with the articles written about his life.
  • "That is obviously fiction, take it how you will," he tells James Corden in a segment for The Late Late Show which sees the two drive around Los Angeles.
  • The prince also revealed who he'd like to play him in the series, to which James responded he could take on the role of Prince William.


Prince Harry's interview with James Corden went live on Friday – and the duke spoke candidly about everything from life after exiting the firm to his thoughts on The Crown.

The Netflix drama series following the reign of Harry's grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, has garnered much criticism. The latest season sees Harry's mother, Princess Diana, make her dramatic debut, with critics feeling Prince Charles' is depicted in a "cruel" light. But the prince says he prefers The Crown over the very real headlines about his life.

"I am way more comfortable with The Crown than I am seeing stories written about my family or my wife. That is obviously fiction, take it how you will. But this is being reported on as fact because you're supposedly news. I have a real issue with that," he said.

He told the talk show host if he had to choose someone to play him, it would be Homeland and Billions actor Damian Lewis.

"Damian Lewis as you and me as William, that's casting," James said.

"It's not great casting, but it is casting," quipped Harry.

Harry's interview comes shortly after he and Meghan Markle also announced they'd be sitting down with Oprah Winfrey for a tell-all special, which Gayle King teases is "the best interview she's ever done".    

See Prince Harry's full interview with James Corden here.

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