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The Crown's Emerald Fennell admits it’s ‘nerve-wracking’ to hear rumours Camilla has watched Netflix series

THE Crown's Emerald Fennell has admitted it’s "nerve-wracking" to hear rumours the Duchess of Cornwall has watched the Netflix series.

The 35-year-old actress plays Camilla Parker Bowles in seasons three and four of the period drama.

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The fourth season has proven quite controversial thanks to storylines featuring Camilla, Prince Charles (Josh O'Connor) and Princess Diana (Emma Corrin).

Vanity Fair recently claimed the real-life Duchess, who married Prince Charles in 2005, has watched the show.

ET Canada then shared this information with Emerald, who exclaimed: "Does she? I didn't know!"

She added: "That is nerve-wracking – I didn’t realise that but I hope she approves."


Emerald plays Camilla from when she first dated Charles in the early 1970s through her marriage to Andrew Parker Bowles and up to her affair with Charles when he was married to Diana in the 1980s.

There have been concerns fictional scenes for the fourth series written by The Crown's creator Peter Morgan are doing damage to the monarchy because viewers believe they are true.

A friend of Prince Charles even referred to the portrayal of the Royal family as "sinister" and "highly sophisticated propaganda".

However, Netflix has refused to tag a disclaimer onto the controversial series, stating viewers are well aware it is "a work of fiction."

The streaming giant gave the thumbs down to any notion of specifying that – while the plot is based on the real-life UK royal family – some of it's specific content wasn't genuine.

After writing to the government's culture secretary, Oliver Dowden, to reject the inclusion of a disclaimer, Netflix has revealed a fresh statement on The Crown's controversy.

Its head honchos today stated to Mail on Sunday: "We have always presented The Crown as a drama, and we have every confidence our members understand it’s a work of fiction that’s broadly based on historical events.

"As a result, we have no plans – and see no need – to add a disclaimer."

The Crown seasons 1-4 are available on Netflix now.

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