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Netflix 'won't add Crown disclaimer'



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.