Prince William is reportedly "none too pleased" with season four of The Crown, according to palace sources and friends of Prince Charles.
The Daily Mail reports unnamed sources close to the royal family are calling the Netflix show "trolling on a Hollywood budget," claiming that Prince William is unhappy with the detailed and at times visceral portrayal of his parents' lives and marriage.
"The Duke of Cambridge is none too pleased with it," a palace source reportedly told the Daily Mail.
"He feels that both his parents are being exploited and being presented in a false, simplistic way to make money."
Insiders allege there are also "raised eyebrows" about Prince Harry's documentary deal with Netflix, with some royal sources condemning him "taking millions" from the streaming giant, who they deem responsible for airing untruths and unflattering depictions of Charles and Diana.
"This is drama and entertainment for commercial ends being made with no regard to the actual people involved who are having their lives hijacked and exploited," one source reportedly said.
"In this case, it’s dragging up things that happened during very difficult times 25 or 30 years ago without a thought for anyone's feelings. That isn't right or fair, particularly when so many of the things being depicted don't represent the truth."
Season four of The Crown covers Charles' affair with Camilla Parker-Bowles, the bitter end of Charles' and Diana's marriage, and Diana's eating disorders, with graphic scenes that require a viewer warning.
"These events are not the history of 100 or even 50 years ago. The pain is still raw and not enough time has elapsed," an insider reportedly said.
"Fiction becomes more attractive than fact and to dramatise these painful events of marriage breakdowns and children upset is very insensitive."