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Netflix 'won't add Crown disclaimer'

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Olivia Colman as the queen

Olivia Colman as the queen

Olivia Colman as the queen

Netflix has said it has "no plans and sees no need" to add a disclaimer to The Crown to explain it is a work of fiction.

British Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden previously said he fears viewers of the lavish royal drama could be in danger of mistaking fiction for fact without a warning at the beginning of episodes.

It is understood the streaming service has received a private letter from Mr Dowden and has sent a private response.

"We have always presented The Crown as a drama - and we have every confidence our members understand it's a work of fiction that's broadly based on historical events," a Netflix statement said.

"As a result, we have no plans - and see no need - to add a disclaimer."

It is understood that very few complaints have been made to Netflix about the content of series four.

Former royal butler Paul Burrell said the new season is a "fair and accurate dramatisation" of the royal family's treatment of Princess Diana.


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