The portrayal of the British Royal family in the record-breaking hit Netflix series, The Crown, faced severe backlash from the royals since its release.
However, the royal family has now been informed by legal experts and analysts that they have grounds to take legal action against Netflix over their portrayal in the controversial series.
A number of close friends have sought legal aid on behalf of the Royal Family and their investigations have revealed that they hold the right to sue Netflix’s The Crown for libel.
Insiders close to the Royal Family’s inner circle have brought this news forward. According to the findings published by The Sun, the Royal Family reserves the right to file a lawsuit against Netflix.
The inside source also went on to say, “Friends of the Royal Family sought legal advice.”
“The advice they received would also apply to the Royal Family. Although this is not direct legal advice given to the Queen and her family — they have been made aware of this advice.”
The main reason for all of this is because “This series will be the most controversial ever. It deals with events that are still incredibly raw for many.”
A separate source told the outlet, “The Queen’s lawyers have been keeping a close eye on everything. Given Harry’s money-spinning deal, The Crown has become even more of a talking point.”
“Worryingly, a lot of people, especially Americans, seem to think it is effectively a documentary — and much of the drama hasn’t exactly been flattering from a royal perspective. But these are real people and many are still alive. The next series could potentially be very damaging.”
The upcoming fifth season of The Crown, which is said to be the final season of the show, will feature events including the Princess Diana’s bombshell interview and her tragic death.