Because of its new season, the Crown has seen a surge in ratings around the world. Yet the British royal family has been caught aback as much as the country enjoys it.
As per the latest information, the insiders of the palace are furious at the representation of the courtier of Prince Charles, Edward Adeane, who according to sources, was simply a “wonderful, decent and honourable man.”
The Telegraph told Adeane’s goddaughter, “I haven’t watched the show, but from what I’ve been told, my godfather’s portrayal is completely at odds with the memories of all those who knew Edward.”
“Viewers have been told often enough that the scenes in The Crown are fictional. This is even more so with the current series, as the media have recently observed,” she said.
Edward Adeane, who died at the age of 75 in 2015, was private secretary and treasurer to the Prince of Wales from 1979 and 1985, and is played by Richard Goulding in the Netflix film.
One of Charles’ mates’ ex-wives has said It’s not true at all that Edward was disgusting to the Princess of Wales and it’s terrible to suggest that he was.” He was a bachelor and maybe he didn’t find it easy to relate to an 18-year-old adolescent girl, but he was lovely in my experience.
The drama reveals that Adean is insensitive and abrasive towards the Princess of Wales, at one stage telling her callously that she’s ‘signed up’ to be removed from her kids and making cynical jibes about her mental health.
Not to mention, Hugo Vickers, the renowned royal historian, also noted, “This is a very unkind portrayal of Adeane.” I was informed by another private secretary at the palace that Adeane was not very happy with Diana.
He was very nervous and had no interaction with her but he did his best. Surely, he wasn’t unkind to her, so she got rid of him just like she got rid of everyone. The drawing of a courtier as a grey suited snake is characteristic of The Crown and it’s a very unfair portrayal of him, he said.