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Old 05-06-2017, 01:01 PM
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The original play by Sir Laurence Olivier has several constitutional inaccuracies. For example, Charles III couldn't dissolve parliament as he did in the play because the monarch was stripped of that power in 2011 when the Fixed-Term Parliaments Act went into force.

It is not out of the realm of possibility though to imagine a scenario as envisaged in the play where a political King Charles III clashes with the government and an ambitious Kate Middleton plots to fast-track William to the throne.
The play isn't by Sir Laurence Oliver - it is written by Mike Bartlett.

It won the Laurence Olivier Award.
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The BBC was last night accused of inflicting ‘deliberate pain’ on Prince Harry by dredging up an unfounded slur that he is not Prince Charles’s son.

The outrageous and discredited insinuation that Princess Diana’s lover James Hewitt is his father is repeated in the controversial BBC2 drama King Charles III, to be screened this week.

The timing is especially cruel so close to the 20th anniversary of Diana’s death, and those close to the Royal Family say the hurtful claims should never have been included in a BBC programme.

Diana’s closest confidante, Rosa Monckton, said: ‘The BBC is deliberately causing pain to a real living person in a salacious fashion. Prince Harry was 12 when his mother died and she is no longer around to reassure him. I don’t think this is why millions pay their licence fee.’
Read more: BBC slammed for paternity slur against Prince Harry | Daily Mail Online
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Old 05-06-2017, 05:59 PM
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I don't know how it is for everyone else but one only has to *look* at Harry to *know* he is Charles' son. There is no denying it in my eyes.

I agree that the BBC should be called to task and possibly even remove the program from airing if it is to contain wild and unfounded speculation about Harry's parentage. What good does it to to dredge up unsubstantiated rumor to an audience that perhaps have never even *heard* that accusation?

I'm really disappointed in the BBC and the producers and directors and sponsors of this program. I, for one, would not watch it if it was available in the US.

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It's just the DM's way of getting to repeat the rumour while having a go at the BBC at the same time.
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Old 05-06-2017, 06:32 PM
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I don't know how it is for everyone else but one only has to *look* at Harry to *know* he is Charles' son. There is no denying it in my eyes.

I agree that the BBC should be called to task and possibly even remove the program from airing if it is to contain wild and unfounded speculation about Harry's parentage. What good does it to to dredge up unsubstantiated rumor to an audience that perhaps have never even *heard* that accusation?

I'm really disappointed in the BBC and the producers and directors and sponsors of this program. I, for one, would not watch it if it was available in the US.

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For goodness sake, this is a play - a drama, made up, not real!!, and has been around for over5 yrs. its won awards in London and Broadway. Its well known. and theHarry element has never been raised.

And now because a slimy, despicable newspaper use it to promote a hideous lie they have been peddling for yrs, the BBC are blamed instead of the DM.

This forum 's contributors are over reliant on the DM - and it is not a balanced view.
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Old 05-06-2017, 09:02 PM
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Harry resembles the DoE quite a bit. If you look at pics of David (his great great uncle..think that's the right amount of greats) when he was young there's a definate resemblence there too.


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Stop giving traction to this Harry crap! You guys need to drop it and move on and talk about this moronic drama.
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Well the Funeral Scene was a complete nonsense. The King would leave behind the coffin rather than going into the cloisters for a wee family get together.
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Also, the men would be in uniforms. This is a fake drama though. What kills me that every time there's a drama or documentary about the royals, the actors portray the royals as some kind of Shakespearean characters.
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Also, the men would be in uniforms. This is a fake drama though. What kills me that every time there's a drama or documentary about the royals, the actors portray the royals as some kind of Shakespearean characters.


Absolutley. And I imagine ladies will wear their Royal Family Orders.

I think they forget the Royal Family are real people. It's definitely Shakespearean in tone and format.
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Enough of this already! Prince Harry looks more and more like his GrandPop Prince Philip with every passing day facially, aside from Harry's ginger coloring. And Harry gets his ginger coloring from his mother's side of the family, NOT from freakin' Hewitt! Prince Charles has always known that William and Harry are HIS sons!

What do BRF have to do to shut up the Daily Fail and irresponsible journalists at BBC already about this ridiculous claptrap! Sue them?! This malicious non-story was over ages ago.

Check out the tweet from royal photographer Chris Jackson that AdmirerUS originally posted in the Family Resemblance thread on TRF last October! Isn't this enough for these idiots already to shut up with the faux Harry 'paternity' nonsense?!

https://twitter.com/ChrisJack_Getty/...42004053114880

Open your eyes! I didn't even need a young picture of Prince Philip to see the resemblance. It's quite clear, especially when you see pictures of Harry standing next to his GrandPop laughing and talking together.

Plus, this Windsor family resemblance isn't even needed for all directly concerned to have already known the truth from the beginning. Prince Harry is the second son of Charles and Diana. The malicious rumors about James Hewitt being Harry's father never flew because the chronology was never right for there to ever be any question. It's just NOT true.

The fact it was ever brought up in the first place is because of Hewitt having ginger hair and Harry having ginger hair. So what!? They do not have any real facial resemblance. Once again, the ginger hair Harry has is from Diana's side of the family. Harry looks a lot like his Uncle Charles Spencer's son re coloring, as well as his Uncle Charles too!

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Harry resembles the DoE quite a bit. If you look at pics of David (his great great uncle..think that's the right amount of greats) when he was young there's a definate resemblence there too...
Exactly, as the Chris Jackson tweeted photo proves. But I already saw the resemblance prior to seeing the young photo of Prince Philip sporting a beard, like Prince Harry does nowadays.
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Absolutley. And I imagine ladies will wear their Royal Family Orders.

I think they forget the Royal Family are real people. It's definitely Shakespearean in tone and format.
Very Shakespearean, stiff, starchy and formal. People who come up with these dramas do often forget that the royals are human and aren't this snobbish in real life. The storyline is playing up to the medias idea of William skipping over Charles for the throne. A modern day Game of Thrones made me turn it off in the start of the second hour.

The story of Harry's paternity was very dumb and the ghost of Diana disappointed me. They also made the Cambridge's an awkward power hungry couple.
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It wasn't supposed to be real.
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No I get that, but it lacked any sense of realism.

I found the funeral scene uncomfortable to watch, we don't really like to imagine the death of someone before it actually happens.

I also thought that as a piece of drama it wasn't very good or enjoyable to watch.
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ITs getting very good reviews. And I like the dilemma it poses - "Charles III", in reality vilified and mocked by the press, sets this all in motion because he is against lose of press freedom. Jacobean morality play.
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Right, but the old Shakespearean feel and tone is a turn off, imo. You even need a dictionary to understand what Charles III is talking about. The characters are way too stiff and there's no life in their eyes. The interactions between William and Catherine was way too awkward, and they are very distant with the kids.

Also, the relationship between "Harry" and his girlfriend is a little too obvious. I bet this was a quick put together since it became known Harry and Meghan are dating.
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Right, but the old Shakespearean feel and tone is a turn off, imo. You even need a dictionary to understand what Charles III is talking about. The characters are way too stiff and there's no life in their eyes. The interactions between William and Catherine was way too awkward, and they are very distant with the kids.

Also, the relationship between "Harry" and his girlfriend is a little too obvious. I bet this was a quick put together since it became known Harry and Meghan are dating.
This is a work of fiction - the characters are drawn in a way to support the premis that this new king will not sign the Bill. Not to replicate the real thing because how would the writer know? And this was made some time ago way before Meghan became known.

We have had black Hamlet (Prince of Denmark), females playing Henry V and Macbeth. That is theatre for you!

But obviously not made for ardent Royal fans
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Not to mention too that back in Shakespeare's time, it was unheard of a female acting on stage. All female roles were played by males.
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'This is just Royal bullying': Viewers attack BBC for showing ghost of Diana on new Charles III show

The whole Diana ghost was really bad taste though. I don't know why anyone would think that was a good idea. Folks need to stop using her to beat up the royal family.

Also, they need to bring the Charles III character down to earth. The man talk as if he just inherited the throne from Elizabeth I.
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I am aware that this is of course a work of fiction, but I still wasn't a fan of the show. I didn't like the anti-monarchist feel but I guess that's what those who made the film were aiming for. I also thought the appearance of Diana's ghost was a little unnecessary.
IIRC the actor who played Prince Harry is also Harry in the theatre version of the play and has also played the same character in The Windsors.
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