Charles Spencer, who has made it his mission to correct inaccuracies around his life, said it was his “duty to stand up for her when I can”. The earl, who said he was worried many people would think her portrayal in the hit show was true, called last night for the new probe in the BBC’s Panorama interview with his sister to be allowed to “examine all aspects “around the controversial program. Lord Dyson, a retired Supreme Court justice, has been appointed to lead the investigation into allegations BBC reporter Martin Bashir secured the interview using fake documents to convince Diana that her staff betrayed her and then covered it up. Earl Spencer wrote on Twitter: “As I have told the BBC tonight, I am not at all happy with the parameters they have set around their investigation of the BBC Panorama interview with Diana 25 years ago tonight.
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The three-time-married peer, 56, spoke about his reservations to The Crown in an interview with Alan Titchmarsh, who was to be screened on ITV’s Love Your Weekend tomorrow morning.
He said: “The concern for me is that people watch such a program and they forget that it is fiction.
“The Americans tell me they’ve seen The Crown as if they’ve taken a history lesson. They do not have that.
“It’s very difficult, there are a lot of conjectures and a lot of inventions, right? You can hang it on fact, but the bits in between are not actual. ”
Regarding his loyalty to Diana, he said: “I feel it is my duty to stand up for her whenever I can. For example, she left me as a guardian for her sons. And we grew up together – you know, if you grow up with someone that they’re still that person, it does not matter what happens to them later. ”
Other royal insiders have expressed concern that the series is spoiling lies and damaging the monarchy’s reputation.
The show’s creator, Peter Morgan, has admitted to creating scenes and dialogue, but has defended his right to use artistic license.
Former Palace press secretary Dickie Arbiter, who has described the series as a hatchet job, said: “I think the characterization of all the players is terrible, except for Emma Corrin, who does a good job with Diana – just as well. work with Diana as Claire Foy did of the Queen in the first two series. But the rest of the characters are pretty awful.
“Peter Morgan has admitted that it is not history, it is not a documentary; it’s drama.
“And he has taken absolute liberties with dramatic license in what he has written.”
Royal historian and cinematographer Hugo Vickers complained that the monarchy was mistakenly portrayed as an institution that would crush anyone who stepped out of line to survive.
“You’d better end up not liking the royal family,” he said, after watching the fourth series and coming out with many actual mistakes. “You can not help but feel that he has an agenda that makes the queen look bad.”