Palace blasts ‘sinister’ tweet from The Crown accusing Netflix of ‘trolling’

Netflix has been blasted by a reported royal insider after a tweet about its hit show The Crown sparked a wave of online abuse.

The account posted an image of Prince Charles and Princess Diana and claimed The Crown would provide “answers” to questions about the couple.

A string vile messages directed towards the Royal Family were posted underneath the clip, with some targeting Prince Charles and Camilla.

Palace sources branded the "one-sided" image as "corporate trolling" by the US streaming giant, according to reports.

A royal Insider reportedly told the Mail: 'It's one thing to make a drama that not even the writer claims is entirely factual, but for Netflix to use its corporate social channels to create and post material that is one-sided at best feels like corporate trolling – it's pretty sinister."

Critics of The Crown previously said the show is “hurtful, false and misleading.”

Netflix has also been urged to put a disclaimer beneath the title which states the programme is fiction and not fact.

The programme is in its fourth season and is covering Prince Charles and Diana's engagement, marriage and break-up.

In one scene, Emma Corrin, who plays Princess Diana in the show, can be heard tearfully saying: “He absolutely cut me dead … it was hot and cold”

Another touches on the moment Princess Diana discovered a parcel that had a bracelet in it, Ms Corrin says: "I was devastated."

The Queen’s cousin, David Bowes-Lyon, 73, also slammed the storyline for suggesting the royals “abandoned” the monarch’s disabled cousins.

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Mr Bowes-Lyon, whose dad was a first cousin of the Queen Mother once removed, told the Daily Telegraph he had actually spoken to Princess Margaret about the two cousins more than once.

He said: "She knew exactly who they were and what had happened. It is completely wrong to say they were forgotten and certified as lunatics.

"I'm probably the only member of the family who could publicly say anything about this. It’s more difficult for members of the royal family.

"There is upset in the family but I think people are frustrated and would like the record put straight.”

Daily Star has approached Netflix for comment.

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