SPOILER ALERT: This news contains details from season 6 of The Crown
According to reports, Prince Harry will watch his mother’s final moments Crown after previously revealing that the royal drama was showing up in his Netflix viewing history.
Daily Telegraph. the newspaper reported on Thursday, the Duke of Sussex will be broadcasting the final season of Peter Morgan’s show and will be checking in on the plot as it unfolds. Prince William, however, is unlikely to watch it.
The Telegraph Royal editor Victoria Ward announced that Prince Harry’s friend could watch the preview Crown to spare him unnecessary trauma, but the prince will probably adapt in the end.
Prince Harry admitted that he had watched the series in the past, most recently titled Late Show with Stephen Colbertwhen he joked that he fact-checked with pen and paper.
In 2021, he told James Corden next Late late show This Crown it gives a sense of “putting duty and service above family and everything else.”
He added: “I feel a lot more comfortable Crown than seeing stories written about my family or my wife. This [The Crown] this is obviously fiction, take it as you will.
The drama is unlikely to be an easy viewing for Prince Harry, given that it depicts the final weeks of Princess Diana’s life and her tumultuous relationship with the press.
Crown shows Prince William and Harry’s last conversation with Diana, which ends with the mother and sons confessing their love for each other.
In fact, Prince Harry said the conversation, which took place when he was 12, weighs heavily on his mind because he was “in a desperate hurry to say goodbye.”
In a 2017 BBC documentary, he said: “If I knew now, of course, what was going to happen, I wouldn’t be so angry about it and everything else.”
Other moments that may prove difficult for Prince Harry include a reference to Diana’s ghost, which enraged TV critics in the UK, and scenes in which he cavorts with paparazzi.
The Duke of Sussex blames the press for his mother’s death and does nothing to hide his disdain for the intrusive tactics of photographers and journalists.
“Every time I see a camera, every time I hear a click, every time I see a flash, my mind goes right back,” he said of his mother’s death.
Deadline has reached out to Prince Harry’s spokesperson for comment.