Writing in The Sun, she said: “Now, with all the sensitivity of root canal surgery, Netflix has announced the release date for its fifth series of The Crown — a month after the Queen’s death. It will portray King Charles as a sadistic, cheating monster.”
Ms Moodie also highlighted claims by The Times’ royal correspondent Valentine Low in new royal book Courtiers that Meghan Markle thought she would be the “Beyonce of the UK” when she joined the Royal Family.
Columnist Clemmie Moodie said show businesses poses a threat to the monarchy
She said: “Today, Harry is all too eagerly traipsing on to the red carpet, clinging on to the Balenciaga coat tails of his glamorous wife. Rightly or wrongly, it simply isn’t the royal way.”
The columnist went on to point to the Duke of Sussex’s tell-all memoir which she said “threatens to destabilise his family at one of the most critical moments in its history”.
Ms Moodie added: “Netflix, and Meghan and Harry, are busy writing their own narratives — some more fictionalised than others.
“Their collective recollections may vary, but the damage they may yet wield remains potent.”
King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla
The Duke is said to be concerned about the optics so soon after the late Queen’s death as King Charles begins his reign.
A source said: “He wants sections changed. It’s not a total rewrite by any means. He desperately wants to make changes. But it might be too late.”
Meanwhile, Netflix announced over the weekend that the fifth series of The Crown will launch on November 9.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are living in the US after quitting royal duties in 2020
The controversial royal drama has traditionally launched in November.
The upcoming series will see Dominic West star as Charles and Elizabeth Debicki as Diana.
The Crown was due to end after the fifth series, but the show’s creator and writer Peter Morgan later said it will be extended to include a sixth season.
Filming on the sixth series of The Crown was halted following the death of the late Queen and was also suspended on the day of the state funeral.
Meanwhile, a friend of Charles blasted the royal drama as “exploitative” and claimed the streaming giant would have “no qualms about mangling people’s reputations” – even the late monarch’s.
Speaking to the Telegraph, the source added: “What people forget is that there are real human beings and real lives at the heart of this.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK