Everything 'The Crown' on Netflix got wrong

Season five of 'The Crown' has hit Netflix with a new generation of cast members

Stars Insider

10/11/22 | StarsInsider

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Netflix's hit show 'The Crown' is a fictionalized drama based around real historical events. It follows the life of Queen Elizabeth II throughout her reign, as well as the key figures in her life. 'The Crown' delves deeply into the personal lives of the British royal family and all of the behind-the-scenes drama. 

The show swept up seven Emmys in September for its fourth season, and the hotly anticipated fifth season was released on Netflix on November 9. This season takes us into a new stage of the British royal family's life, which happens to be a particularly turbulent one. Elizabeth Debicki has taken over from Emma Corrin as a more mature Princess Diana, while Imelda Staunton has stepped into the black leather pumps of Queen Elizabeth. The rest of the new cast is equally as impressive, with Dominic West playing Charles and Jonathan Pryce playing Philip. This is the first season to be released since the passing of Queen Elizabeth in September so the pressure is on for Staunton to deliver a fitting portrayal of the late monarch.

This season promises to cover the most scandalous phase of Charles and Diana's marriage and subsequent divorce, including Diana's infamous interview and biography. It will also cover Diana's tragic death. The divorces of Princess Anne and Prince Andrew will also feature in this season, along with several historical and political events that occurred in the '90s. 

While the show creators and historical consultants do their best to keep the show in line with reality, there is only so much they can discover about the inner workings of one of the most private and protected families in the world. As such, they have to take significant artistic liberties to craft a complete narrative.

This often leaves viewers wondering which parts are real and which are imagined! The British royals are not without their public scandals, so some of the most shocking moments in the show are actually confirmed real-life events. Let's take a look at some of the key inaccuracies in 'The Crown' and begin to separate fact from fiction, including Prince Harry's latest hot take! Click through the gallery to get started.

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