Prince Harry says he watches and 'fact-checks' Netflix's The Crown

Harry said he has watched 'the older stuff and the more recent stuff' from the Netflix drama series. Credit: PA

Prince Harry has revealed he watches and fact-checks the Netflix series, The Crown.

Speaking with the host of The Late Show, Stephen Colbert, on Tuesday night in the US, Harry said he has watched “the older stuff and the more recent stuff” from the show.

In his final interview about the release of his new book, Spare, the duke compared The Crown to his memoir, saying it is “important history has it right”.

Last year, Netflix added a disclaimer to its marketing for The Crown, stating the show is a "fictional dramatisation", "inspired by real-life events" after being met with criticism from the likes of Dame Judi Dench and former Prime Minister Sir John Major.

At the end of the interview, CBS presenter Colbert asked the duke: “You’ve watched The Crown, right? You’ve got to have watched some of The Crown, right?”

Harry looked at the audience and paused briefly before saying: “There’s people laughing at that – yes, I have actually watched The Crown.”

“The recent stuff or the older stuff?” Colbert asked.

The duke replied: “The older stuff and the more recent stuff.”

Colbert continued: “Do you fact-check it while you watch it?”

Harry then jokingly pretended to take out a notepad and mimed taking notes before laughing: “Yes, I do actually.”

He then pointed to a copy of his book and added: “Which, by the way, is another reason why it’s important that history has it right.”

Netflix's documentary series, Harry & Meghan, became the streaming giant's best performing TV series in the UK last year.

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