Netflix add disclaimer to 'The Crown' trailer after Judi Dench criticism

Princess Diana in 'The Crown'. (Netflix)
Princess Diana in 'The Crown'. (Netflix)

Netflix has added a disclaimer to the trailer for The Crown after Judi Dench's criticism of the hit show.

The series about the Royal Family has come under criticism of late for its dramatisation of events involving Queen Elizabeth II and her children, especially the new monarch King Charles III and his relationship with Diana.

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On YouTube, a disclaimer reads: "Inspired by real events, this fictional dramatisation tells the story of Queen Elizabeth II and the political and personal events that shaped her reign."

The Crown S5 (Netflix)
Imelda Staunton as Elizabeth II in 'The Crown'. (Netflix)

Earlier this week, Judi Dench, who previously played monarch Queen Victoria, wrote an open letter to The Times criticising the factual inaccuracy of the show.

The James Bond actor wrote: "While many will recognise The Crown for the brilliant but fictionalised account of events that it is, I fear that a significant number of viewers, particularly overseas, may take its version of history as being wholly true."

She continued: "This is both cruelly unjust to the individuals and damaging to the institution they represent. No one is a greater believer in artistic freedom than I, but this cannot go unchallenged."

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 09: Judi Dench attends the
Judi Dench has criticised 'The Crown' over its factual accuracy. (WireImage)

For their part, Netflix has continued to defend The Crown and in a statement said: "The Crown has always been presented as a drama based on historical events. Series five is a fictional dramatisation, imagining what could have happened behind closed doors during a significant decade for the Royal Family – one that has already been scrutinised and well documented by journalists, biographers and historians."

Other figures to criticise the show include former Prime Minister John Major who is played in the upcoming fifth season by Trainspotting actor Jonny Lee Miller.

The former Conservative leader called scenes featuring the then Prince Charles working to oust his mother a "a barrel-load of malicious nonsense".

The Crown will be available to stream on Netflix from 9 November.

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