Monday, May 10, 2021

The character of Prince Philip in “The Crown” … the difference between reality and fiction

As the fifth and penultimate season of The Crown, which deals with the biography of Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip, who passed away at the age of 99, approaches last Friday, critics are questioning whether the Duke of Edinburgh’s character is somewhat identical. With his real role in the royal family.

According to a report published by the “Associated Press”, “The Crown” portrayed Prince Philip, played by British actor Matt Smith in the beginning, and later by actor Tobias Menzies, a naval officer who gets angry at the beginning of the episodes of being a shadow of his wife Queen Elizabeth, only to find himself at the end. A trusted partner in the family.

Morgan added, “We do not know whether Prince Philip was strict in his approach towards son Charles as much as he was sensitive with his daughter Anne, as his role in the series,” noting that the fifth part will be shown next year, across the “Netflix” platform.

“Task Man”
The “crown” highlighted Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, during the year 1969 as someone eager to follow media coverage of the first human landing on the moon, and that he liked the idea of ​​flying.

But according to the “Associated Press”, the series erred in this premise. In fact, during World War II, Philip saw himself as a soldier in the service of battleships and destroyers, and at the age of 21, he obtained the rank of “the first lieutenant in the Royal Navy.”

While carrying out a full schedule of royal duties and presiding over hundreds of charities, Philip learned to fly in the 1950s, was a professional polo player, yachtsman, painter, art collector, and difficult man.

Princess Diana
In the series, Philip presented Diana Spencer at a family gathering in Balmoral Castle, Scotland, and appeared in one of the scenes with Philip during a hunting trip, and was supportive of her marriage to his son Charles.

After a while, the relationship between Charles and Diana became “bitter”, and Diana told Philip that she was considering separation from Charles, in what the royal family found an “indifferent person”, and Philip warned her against this step, but in fact, Philip supported Princess Diana through letters It was leaked, and he also criticized his son’s extramarital relationship with his current wife, Camilla.

After Diana gave her famous TV interview, Philip’s tone toward her allegedly became more stringent, and he wrote at the time that “Diana should either adjust to the family or get out of it.”

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