- Anas Sarwar claims Prince Charles made an allusion to The Crown during a speech.
- Josh O’Connor played Prince Charles in seasons 3 and 4 of Netflix’s royal drama.
- Dominic West will play the character for the show’s final two seasons. Camilla met her fictional counterpart in person in March.
Scottish politician Anas Sarwar claimed that Prince Charles made a dramatic allusion to the Netflix series about Queen Elizabeth’s reign when presenting himself to lawmakers at an event last year. He was speaking at the 2022 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
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“He came over and went, ‘Hello, nice to meet you all. I’m nowhere near how they portray me on Netflix,’ ” Sarwar recalled, according to sources. “I thought that was a really interesting way of how you describe yourself.”
Sarwar continued, “I’m going to be in so much trouble for this because I don’t think you are meant to tell private conversations!”
Josh O’Connor, who is now 73, played Prince Charles in seasons 3 and 4, which represented Charles’ early adulthood, including his courtship and marriage to Princess Diana. For his efforts, O’Connor was awarded an Emmy in 2021.
For The Crown’s final two seasons, Dominic West will play Prince Charles, continuing the show’s tradition of changing out its cast as the characters get older.
According to the international magazine, Mike Tindall, who is married to the Queen’s granddaughter Zara, has discussed the play on his podcast. Other royals who have watched the show include Princess Eugenie, Prince Edward, and Sophie, Countess of Wessex.
In the first two seasons of the programme, Princess Margaret was portrayed by Vanessa Kirby, who claimed that Eugenie had confirmed the Queen had viewed it.
During a 2021 appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden, Prince Harry also discussed the programme.
“It gives you a rough idea about that lifestyle, and the pressures of putting duty and service above family and everything else, and what can come from that,” the Duke of Sussex said.
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, the wife of Prince Charles, met her fictional counterpart in person in March at a celebration for International Women’s Day at Clarence House. In conversation with Emerald Fennell, who played Camilla in seasons 3 and 4 of Netflix’s royal drama, the actress even made a joke about Camilla’s appearance during a speech.
“For me, it’s very reassuring to know that if I should fall off my perch at any moment, my fictional alter ego is here to take over,” Camilla, 75, said.