Piers Morgan is a huge fan of The Crown but believes the show has ‘crossed the line’ with a particularly heartbreaking storyline involving Prince Charles.
Season four depicts the death of Lord Louis Mountbatten who was murdered by the IRA in a bomb blast.
Lord Mountbatten considered Prince Charles like a son but the show, directed by Peter Morgan, features a clash between the pair over the heir continuing to pursue Camilla Parker-Bowles who was still married at the time.
During their confrontation, Charles referred to his great uncle as a traitor and Lord Mountbatten was seen responding in a letter, accusing the young royal of bringing ‘ruin and disappointment’ to the family.
However, royal sources are reportedly furious with the scene and say the letter does not exist.
Sharing his thoughts on the seemingly fabricated storyline, Piers said on Tuesday’s Good Morning Britain: ‘If I was Prince Charles I would think, wow. It’s one little bit that resonated with me. He had this extraordinarily close relationship with Lord Mountbatten who was of course murdered by the IRA.
‘The Crown has basically invented a letter that Lord Mountbatten sends Charles being very critical about his lifestyle. Now there’s no record of that letter ever being sent.’
He continued: ‘Charles was utterly heartbroken by the murder of his great favoured uncle and that to me, that crosses a line to me where if you’re inventing a critical letter from someone who’s now dead and can’t respond and there’s no record of that letter ever being sent, what justification is there for that?’
Paul Burrell, who was Princess Diana’s butler, responded: ‘There is none, this is a dramatisation, it’s not a documentary of the royal family, it’s a screenplay.
‘I think what Peter Morgan’s sensibly tried to do is align fact with his screenplay… Of course it is a detective story and we’ve got to find out what is true and what isn’t.’
Piers revealed that he binge-watched ‘a bulk’ of season four last night and hailed it as ‘compulsive viewing’ but admitted: ‘Unless you’re the royal family whose life is dissected…
‘My thought was it’s great for us but if you’re someone who’s portrayed… it’s brutal in part.’
He then questioned: ‘Do we sanitise the royal family and only give you a censored version?’
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays on ITV at 6am.
The Crown season four is available to stream on Netflix now.
Credit: Original article published here.