Meghan Markle watching “The Crown” on Netflix to learn royal etiquette is fake news. There is no truth to a report that Markle who is engaged to Prince Harry is watching the popular Netflix show to help her learn more about royal etiquette and protocol. Rather, the story originated with a tabloid.
Where did this fake news originate? Life & Style published a story reporting that Markle was relying on “The Crown” as a “cheat sheet” now that she is engaged to marry Prince Harry. Life & Style claims that the show “isn’t just a guilty pleasure for Meghan; it’s insight into her in-laws.”
The gossip magazine goes on to say that an alleged “source” says, “Whenever Prince Harry isn’t home, Meghan watches the show to learn about royal etiquette.”
“With her wedding approaching,” continues this alleged source, “Meghan is nervous she won’t get through thousands of pages on royal protocol in time her big day, so she’s kind of cheating the system by watching the show.”
However, there is no truth to the story, according to Gossip Cop. Life & Style fails to identify any single source for their claim. “The Crown” has won raves from critics and viewers and there are indeed royal historians on staff to ensure the program is largely accurate. Thus, viewers are generally watching a relatively authentic look at royal life.
Gossip Cop notes that there have been no new protocols established in various areas to keep up with modernity in the 21st century for the royal family. While Markle could certainly see on the show how a fictionalized version of Queen Elizabeth once acted during her early reign, it’s laughable to suggest the series could actually be a substitute for all that she needs to learn today in 2017.
Markle is actually getting etiquette lessons in the ways of being a royal, along with safety/security training and more instruction. She also has to learn decades of royal history, well beyond just 1947-1964. As overwhelming as it all may seem, she’s not going it alone.
Here are some reactions on social media to Markle and “The Crown.”
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— Melly in DC (@mellyindc) December 30, 2017
Sweet idea that “Meghan Markle will be playing herself in #TheCrown” but HAVE YOU SEEN THE CROWN? (real life Crown let alone the TV show.)
I hope meghan won’t be sucked into the Royals’ endless nasty petty power plays.
— RiverJordan (@csjordan19) December 30, 2017
Do you think Meghan Markle has binged The Crown? I would be interested in her hot takes.
— Taylor Tucker (@taybrettl) December 30, 2017
In season 12 of The Crown will Meghan Markle get to play Meghan Markle?
— Peter Tanham (@PeterTanham) December 29, 2017
In all seriousness someone should make Meghan Markle watch The Crown before she gets married so she can gtfo of such an oppressive institution and stat!
— Kelsey Goldberg (@KelseyFGold) December 29, 2017
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Based on an award-winning play (“The Audience”) by showrunner Peter Morgan, this lavish, Netflix-original drama chronicles the life of Queen Elizabeth II (Claire Foy) from the 1940s to modern times. The series begins with an inside look at the early reign of the queen, who ascended the throne at age 25 after the death of her father, King George VI. As the decades pass, personal intrigues, romances, and political rivalries are revealed that played a big role in events that shaped the later years of the 20th century.
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