Royal Family ‘told they can sue Netflix over The Crown’ as ‘pals seek legal advice’

The Royal Family have reportedly been told they could sue Netflix over its series The Crown.

It has been claimed that friends of the firm, who are worried about their portrayal in the upcoming series, have sought advice from solicitors, including the Queen's favoured companies Farrer & Co and Harbottle & Lewis.

Following meetings with lawyers, friends of the Royals have reportedly been told they are entitled to take action.

A source told The Sun: “Friends of the Royal Family sought legal advice.

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“The advice they received would also apply to the Royal Family.

“Although this is not direct legal advice given to the Queen and her family — they have been made aware of this advice.”

Further, the friends are said to have passed the advice on to the Royals, and told the family they are entitled to sue, too.

An insider added: “This series will be the most controversial ever. It deals with events that are still incredibly raw for many.”


OK! has contacted Netflix for comment.

The new series of The Crown is due to be released on the streaming platform in November 2022.

New actors have been cast for the roles of the Royals, as the last series stars played younger versions of the firm.

Imelda Staunton will play the Queen, Elizabeth Debicki will star as Princess Diana while Dominic West will take up the role of Prince Charles.

The new series will document the Queen's "annus horribilis" in 1992, which saw the breakdown of the marriages of three of her children as well as a fire at Windsor Castle, which cost £37 million to restore.

It will also follow Charles And Diana's divorce and the fallout from the People's Princess' tragic death in 1997.

Meanwhile, it's also been reported the hit drama series will feature an episode on Diana'a explosive interview with Martin Bashir in 1995.

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An insider said: "The Crown’s creators see the interview as the keystone moment in series five.

"To the writers, the stormy marriage between Charles and Di led up to her outpouring on Panorama, and the aftermath of that decision defined her final months.

“They are making a huge investment in that. The Crown has a track record of delving into areas of the Royal Family's history they’d rather be left alone."

Prince William previously called for the interview to never been shown again, after he slammed the BBC over the "deceitful" interview.

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