Unless you like in a shack in the middle of nowhere, without Wi-Fi, you'll know that the newest season of The Crown has got people talking – including the real-life royal family, whose lives the show is partially based on it. Given that this latest series focusses on Prince Charles and Princess Diana's relationship, along with his somewhat controversial friendship (and romance) with his now-wife, Camilla Parker-Bowles.
Although the series portrays the years between 1977 and 1990, people have now taken it upon themselves to troll Charles and Camilla's social media accounts in the year 2020 – to such an extent that the royal couple have had to restrict replies on Twitter. Meaning, if their @ClarenceHouse account doesn't follow you, you can't reply to anything they post, or tag them in any tweets of your own.
Over on Instagram, their comments section is still a free for all and one quick glance at it makes it easy to see why they wanted to block responses and tagging on Twitter. Think: a tonne of people heading over to their page solely to write 'Diana' followed by heart emojis, or weigh in on Charles and the Princess of Wales's marriage. One comment underneath a video of Camilla, which garnered 70 likes, simply reads: "Horrible inside and out forever and ever."
Supporters of Charles and Camilla have also waded into the Instagram comments section, with one writing, "Wow! How many trolls here. People have forgotten how to think with their own brains. It is just a TV SHOW, a feature film, but not documentary. It is time to grow up, people!!!"
With regards to The Crown in general, Buckingham Palace have previously stated that "the royal household is not complicit in interpretations made by the programme". The Queen’s communications secretary Donal McCabe added in a statement: "The royal household has never agreed to vet or approve content, has not asked to know what topics will be included, and would never express a view as to the programme’s accuracy."
To be honest, there's really never a good or valid excuse to troll people (especially not based upon something portrayed in a dramatised TV show).
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