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King Charles III wants to look ahead. 'The Crown' is dragging him back

By William Booth and Karla Adam

08 Nov 2022 · 4 min read

Editor's Note

It’s not good for the British monarchy if Charles is viewed as a “jerk.” The Washington Post shows why, from the king’s perspective, the timing of the new season of “The Crown” could hardly be worse.

LONDON - Is the made-up version of "The Crown" bad for the real version of the crown?

The timing of Wednesday's season premier is fortuitous for Netflix: Interest in the British monarchy is high after the recent death of an iconic queen and the accession of the longest heir-in-waiting. But it is also super awkward for King Charles III, who is trying to set the tone for his reign just as the TV show revisits some of the most painful chapters of his life, reminding viewers that he was once a bad, sad husband in a bad, sad marriage.

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