Prince Harry has beef with his fictionalised dad.

“I kept telling the producers that they had cast the wrong person. But they explained that this was not a show of imitations. But that was difficult as this is a real person who is hugely famous and recognisable.”

It’s also no secret that relations between the King and his son are currently on shaky ground. Journalist and royal author Omid Scobie’s new book Endgame gave insight into the fraught relationship, saying it is “beyond repair” on both sides.

As for where the two royals stand on watching The Crown, it is on the radar…

Sources close to the King said he did watch the early seasons of the show, but found season four too close to home. It’s therefore unlikely he has avidly watched West’s portrayal of him in season five and six.

Prince Harry told Oprah Winfrey he has seen some of the series, and when he was on James Corden’s show, he shared, “I am way more comfortable with The Crown than I am seeing stories written about my family or my wife.”

Sources very close to Prince Harry’s camp confirmed last month he would not be watching the final season, given its “sensitive” storyline. As for his distance from West though… Harry is yet to speak on it. 

This article was published on December 27, 2023, and has since been updated with new information.

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