Royal staffers have criticized the ‘cold’ portrayal of ‘compassionate’ Prince Charles and ‘thoughtful’ Camilla Parker Bowles in The Crown.
Deborah Mitchell, the Duchess of Cornwall’s facialist, who worked with her for 14 years, said the 73-year-old is “ absolutely gorgeous ” in real life and looks nothing like her character in the fourth series of the Netflix drama.
She added that she was a ‘real Diana fan until she met Camilla’. Meanwhile, former royal butler Grant Harrold said Charles, 72, has also been presented unfairly.
Following the release of the latest series of the hit Netflix show last month, friends of the Prince of Wales launched a blistering attack on The Crown, accusing producers of ‘trolling on a Hollywood budget’.
Royal staffers have criticized the ‘cold’ portrayal of ‘compassionate’ Prince Charles and ‘thoughtful’ Camilla Parker Bowles (pictured in Adelaide in 2012) in The Crown
It showed Charles and Camilla having an additional marital relationship during his marriage to Princess Diana. Charles has insisted that he remain faithful to his wife until their relationship was “irretrievably severed.”
After the release of The Crown’s fourth series, Charles and Camilla’s joint Twitter account turned off the reply feature after receiving a deluge of pro-Diana comments.
Ms. Mitchell, who is the founder of Heaven Skincare and spent a lot of time with the couple in Highgrove and their other royal residences, told Insider she didn’t think she would like Camilla as much as she does.
“I didn’t expect her to be very beautiful in real life,” she explained. ‘She’s a very thoughtful person, she’s very supportive of women’s rights, and when she’s doing charity work, she’s doing it because she wants to. Not because she has to or for fame.
The Crown series four showed Charles and Camilla (photo played by Josh O’Connor and Emerald Fennell) having an additional marriage relationship during his wedding to Princess Diana
“She’s not doing anything for any reason other than it’s the right thing to do.”
Mrs. Mitchell recalls one time when, while visiting Camilla in Birkhall, the Duchess came to her rescue when she realized she hadn’t packed enough warm clothes for the cold Scottish weather.
“The Duchess came in with this brown sweater on, and I told her it was beautiful,” she said. “That day she sent one of her people out to get the sweater and give it to me.”
The Crown has been criticized for allegedly not doing enough to let viewers know that it is a work of fiction. the Prince of Wales, branded outrageously.
Charles has insisted that he remain loyal to his wife (pictured together in Balmoral in 1981) until their relationship was ‘irretrievably broken’
Ms. Mitchell said she believes the show should move on to inform viewers that the scenes are based on fact, but largely fictional.
She added that Camilla isn’t overly concerned about public opinion, revealing, “ When people say negative things, she understands that their perception can be very different.
“She can only be the way she is, and the words can only come out of her mouth kindly.”
Royal butler Harrold, who worked for Charles between 2004 and 2011, insisted that Camilla is not cold or manipulative, as implied by the drama.
He recalled a time when the Duchess did her utmost to calm his nerves before attending the Royal Family’s Ghillies Ball at Balmoral Castle, a year into his service.
Royal butler Harrold, who worked for Charles between 2004 and 2011, insisted that Camilla is not cold or manipulative, as implied by the drama. Pictured: Charles and Camilla earlier this month
Harrold said he was trying to find an excuse not to go because he was afraid he would do something wrong, but Camilla told him she would dance with him if he did because she knew it would “ calm him down. ”
At the event, which was held in a massive ballroom that can seat 150 people, he said she was ‘on her way’ across the room to find him. “This is what people don’t see,” he added.
Harrold praised actor Josh O’Connor’s portrayal of Charles’ voice and mannerisms, but claimed the drama falsely showed the prince “ screaming and screaming all the time. ”
During his seven years of service, when they were “close,” with him around the Prince “a lot,” the butler said that Charles never raised his voice against him.
Ms. Mitchell added that Charles is ‘not at all’ as The Crown portrayed him, adding that the prince is ‘strong, powerful and compassionate’ and will become a ‘great king’.