Prince Harry Wants to Stop Netflix’s ‘The Crown’ Before It Gets to His Life

If you adore good masterful television, and if you even have a sliver of interest in the British royal family, then you most certainly need to be watching Netflix’s The Crown. Peter Morgan’s award-winning series chronicles the life of Queen Elizabeth.

Thus far, we’ve watched Queen Elizabeth II deal with the aftermath of her father’s death, a slew of various Prime Ministers, her rivalry with her younger vivacious sister, Princess Margaret, her own marital woes, and the tumultuous 1960s.

Season 4 of the acclaimed series is currently being filmed, but as we get closer into the present day, one royal is getting a bit antsy that his life might be showcased.

Season 4 of ‘The Crown’ is all about Prince Charles and Princess Diana

We know all about Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s tumultuous marriage and the tragic death of the princess. It appears that we will see the first years of that relationship when The Crown returns for Season 4. Josh O’Connor has played the Prince of Wales since Season 3 and newcomer Emma Corrin has been tapped to play Lady Diana Spencer.

Season 4 will also focus on Margaret Thatcher (portrayed by Gillian Anderson) and the queen’s fraught relationship. “It feels quite different,” actress Olivia Coleman who played Queen Elizabeth told Entertainment Weekly. “We had our read-through and to hear the voices of Margaret Thatcher and all of that, it’s quite fun.”

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Prince Harry and Prince William could appear in Season 4 of ‘The Crown’

Since Season 4 of The Crown is expected to move into the mid-’80s it’s possible we could see Prince William and Harry, Duke of Sussex –at least the baby versions of them. Corrin and O’Connor have already filmed a scene from the prince and princess’ 1983 royal tour to Australia. Prince William was 9-months old at the time.

The Prince and Princess of Wales were very hands-on parents, so we can certainly expect their sons to be a major part of their storylines. Royal biographer Sally Bedell Smith wrote, “Both Diana and Charles were determined to be more hands-on than their own parents had ever been. The prince and princess decided to depart from royal convention and bring William with them to Australia and New Zealand for a six-week royal tour in March and April 1983, when he was just nine months old.”

Prince Harry wants to stop ‘The Crown’ before it gets to his life

Prince Harry’s biographer Angela Levin, who wrote Harry: Conversations With the Prince, spoke with Today about the Duke of Sussex’s reaction to The Crown. “Harry, when I went to interview him in the Palace, the first thing he said to me when he shook my hand was, ‘Are you watching The Crown?'” Levin said. “And I hadn’t been at the time, I felt very embarrassed and I got it and he said, ‘I’m going to make sure I stop it before they get to me.'”

It sounds like the duke was joking, but we do know that Prince William isn’t exactly a fan of the program either. Still, it looks like Netflix and Peter Morgan aren’t looking to bring the show up to date. “To be honest, whatever the life of The Crown is after where we are now, I doubt we’ll ever go as far into the present day,” executive producer Suzanne Mackie told BBC. “I think we’ll probably—we won’t travel into the present day.”