Olivia Colman admits meeting with Prince William after The Crown filming ‘didn’t go well’

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Olivia Colman’s portrayal of the Queen has caused a lot of excitement among royal fans and people can’t wait to her see her take on the role.

While early reviews rave about the Oscar winner’s performance, the show will cover some controversial subjects that could make uncomfortable viewing for members of the Royal Family.

So it’s hardly surprising that Olivia’s conversation with Prince William about filming for the show was a tad awkward, and she admits it “didn’t go well”.

She met him at a fancy dinner party and the pair got chatting about her work.

Asked if she had ever met any of the royals on the Graham Norton Show, she said: “Yes, but it didn’t go very well.

“I met Prince William at a dinner and he asked what I was doing at the moment before he quickly added, ‘Actually, I know what you’re doing’.



Olivia is playing William’s grandmother the Queen in the new series of The Crown

 

“I was so excited and asked, ‘Have you watched it?’ His answer was a firm, ‘No.’

“But he was very charming and very lovely.”

During the show she also revealed she worked with a movement coach ahead of filming to try and perfect the Queen’s walk.

“It turns out I can’t change what my body does. So I still walk like me, which I’ve been told is like a farmer.”

Season three of The Crown will cover a number of topics including Prince Charles’s relationships.



William said he hasn’t watched it

 

One of the storylines has outraged royal experts and biographers – the Queen Mother and Lord Mountbatten trying to break up Charles and Camilla Shand – and they claim it could “do a lot of damage”.

Royal author Penny Junor told the Telegraph she’s concerned about what the dramatised version of the events could do for the family’s reputation.

She insists that Camilla was very much in love with Andrew when she met Charles and they had already been close for several years.

She also says the prince was always due to go to the Caribbean and she’s never heard anything else suggested.



The new series is out next month

She said: “He was a commanding officer, Charles was very much a work in progress at that point, there was no competition between the two men.

“That’s what terrifies me about the whole series. It can do a lot of damage.”

Expert Christopher Wilson also finds the idea of the Queen Mother and Lord Mountbatten working together very hard to believe.

He claims she was “never a great fan of his” and said she “always treated him with suspicion”.

He told the newspaper: “I don’t know why (creator) Peter Morgan has taken this line. The story is good enough without embellishing it.”



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