Prince Charles reportedly insisted he’s “nowhere near” his portrayal on Netflix’s The Crown, according to a senior politician.
Scottish minister Anas Sarwar revealed his unlikely encounter with the Prince of Wales, who is next in line to the throne, reports the New York Post.
At the state opening of the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh last October, Sarwar had the opportunity to meet the queen’s eldest son, 73-year-old Charles.
Sarwar said when Charles met politicians before the state opening, he “came over and went, ‘Hello, nice to meet you all. I’m nowhere near how they portray me on Netflix,’ ” according to the Daily Mail.
Sarwar seemingly snubbed the royal protocol which states politicians should not divulge their personal conversations with any members of the royal family.
“I thought that was a really interesting way of how you describe yourself,” Sarwar said, adding, “I’m going to be in so much trouble for this because I don’t think you are meant to tell private conversations.”
Clarence House declined The Post’s request for comment.
Charles’ character was played by Josh O’Connor in Seasons 3 and 4 but Dominic West will take over the role for the final two seasons to portray an older Charles.
The Crown, written by Peter Morgan, has a complicated relationship with the royal family. It is a show which humanised them to the world, but it also hasn’t held back from chronicling some of their worst behaviour.
This article originally appeared in the New York Post and was reproduced with permission.