The Crown star defends Prince Philip’s friendship with Penny Knatchbull


One major critique about the inclusion of Philip's friendship came from the Queen’s former press secretary Dickie Arbiter.

He told The Sun: "Coming just weeks after the nation laid Her Majesty to rest next to Prince Philip, this is very distasteful and, quite frankly, cruel rubbish. 

“The truth is that Penny was a longtime friend of the whole family. Netflix is not interested in people’s feelings.”

Penny will be portrayed by Natascha McElhone while Imelda Staunton will star as Queen Elizabeth. 

The Crown season five will premiere on Netflix on November 9.

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