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Princess Diana’s brother is worried that The Crown viewers will think the show is 100 percent fact



Earl Spencer reveals how he refused requests from producers of The Crown to film in Althorp and says he fears fans of the show will ‘forget it’s fiction’

  • Princess Diana’s brother Earl Spencer worries that people see the Crown as factual
  • Appears on Love Your Weekend with Alan Titchmarsh, the 56-year-old said elements of The Crown were created using “conjectures and inventions”
  • He also revealed that he rejected approaches from the show to films at Althorp

Princess Diana’s brother has said he is worried fans of The Crown will forget that the show is not 100 percent historically accurate.

Appearing as a guest on Love Your Weekend on Sunday with Alan Titchmarsh, Earl Spencer, 56, discusses the latest series of The Crown, which was released on Netflix on November 15 – and has proven to be a huge hit for the online streaming service.

Season four of the hit show features Josh O’Connor and Emma Corrin, who play Prince Charles and Princess Diana, respectively.

Spencer says he’s concerned viewers – especially the American audience – will not appreciate the ‘invention and convection’ used in the series – and says his response to requests for filming in the Spencer family’s home in Northamptonshire was ‘obviously not’

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Earl Spencer (pictured), the brother of the late Princess Diana, says he worries people watching The Crown will forget that the show 'is fiction' in a new interview with Love your Weekend

Earl Spencer (pictured), the brother of the late Princess Diana, says he worries people watching The Crown will forget that the show ‘is fiction’ in a new interview with Love your Weekend

Season four of The Crown features Josh O'Connor and Emma Corrin (pictured) playing Prince Charles and Princess Diana

Season four of The Crown features Josh O’Connor and Emma Corrin (pictured) playing Prince Charles and Princess Diana

Peter Morgan, who created The Crown, has said he based the series on fact with elements from the show produced through creative licensing.

Spencer spoke of Love Your Weekend and said: ‘The concern for me is that people watch such a program and they forget that it is fiction.

‘They assume, especially foreigners, that I find 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. ‘

Spencer also reveals during his appearance on the show that he turned down a request from the show producers to film at Althorp, his family’s stately home.

‘The Crown asked if they could film in Althorp, and of course I did not say.’

Diana’s brother currently lives on the 90-bedroom property with his third wife, Karen, and their seven-year-old daughter Lady Charlotte Diana Spencer.

The 90-room house currently houses some of Europe’s finest private collections of furniture, paintings and ceramics and is set in 13,000 hectares of rural areas. It has a park of 550 hectares.

Diana’s brother feels it is his duty to protect the legacy of his sister who died in a car accident in 1997.

Spencer believes it is his 'duty' to protect the legacy left by his sister (pictured)

Spencer believes it is his ‘duty’ to protect the legacy left by his sister (pictured)

Emma Corrin as Princess Diana 'The Crown' TV show on film set in Manchester in February

Emma Corrin as Princess Diana ‘The Crown’ TV show on film set in Manchester in February

The latest season depicts the early stages of Prince Charles and Diana's often stormy relationship (Emma Corrin as Diana)

The latest season depicts the early stages of Prince Charles and Diana’s often stormy relationship (Emma Corrin as Diana)

Series creator Peter Morgan said of filming: 'Sometimes you have to give up accuracy, but you never have to give up the truth'

Series creator Peter Morgan said of filming: ‘Sometimes you have to give up accuracy, but you never have to give up the truth’

He said: ‘I feel it is my duty to stand up for her whenever I can. She left me, for example, as a guardian for her sons, etc., so I feel that there was a trust that was passed on.

‘And we grew up together, you know, if you grow up with someone, they’re still the person, it doesn’t matter what happens to them later. So yes, I feel very passionate that I have a role to play in honoring her memory. ‘

BEAUTIFUL ALTHORP: DIANAS ORPHANAGE IN RURAL NORTHAMPTONSHIRE

Nineteen generations of the Spencer family have lived on the Althorp Estate in Northamptonshire since it was built in 1508.

Sir John Spencer was the founder of the historic building, which has seen politicians, admirals and courtiers inhabit its walls for the past five centuries.

The 90-room house currently houses some of Europe’s finest private collections of furniture, paintings and ceramics and is set in 13,000 hectares of rural areas. It has a park of 550 hectares.

Earl Charles Spencer currently lives on the 90-room property with his third wife, Karen, and their seven-year-old daughter Lady Charlotte Diana Spencer.

Earl Spencer said he refused to give Netflix access to Diana’s family home, Althorp in Northamptonshire (pictured), because their series The Crown is ‘actually inaccurate’

Spencer’s comments come after The Crown’s creator Peter Morgan spoke to The Times and said he had to get creative with certain parts of the show.

‘We do our very best to get it right, but sometimes I have to flow together [incidents],’ he said. ‘Sometimes you have to give up accuracy, but you must never give up the truth.’

In season five of The Crown, Princess Diana is played by Elizabeth Debicki, who starred in The Night Manager.

Love Your Weekend Host Alan Titchmarsh spoke with Earl Spencer about his love of flowers and how he nurtures the garden in Althorp.

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