According to a new book released by the former editor of Vanity Fair and The New Yorker, the Netflix series would often get shut down by an unhappy team of Royals.
All the rumours are true - The Royal Family does not approve of 'The Crown'. But not only do they dislike the semi-biographical series, but they've also been able to shut down production on the series on a number of occasions.
It's widely known that Queen Elizabeth II and co. are far from being fans of the Netflix series, but the latest development in their hatred for the production points to the family actually managing to cease filming "whenever they can".
Tina Brown, a one-time editor for Vanity Fair and The New Yorker, has released a new book entitled 'The Palace Papers: Inside the House of Windsor — the Truth and the Turmoil' which sheds light on the happenings inside the British Royals.
Speaking with The AV Club about her new release, Brown said Lizzy and the family would interfere with production when filming took place in various locations: "Whenever they can, they stop 'The Crown' filming in locations where they have an influence.
"For instance, [Eton College] refused to let them film there, which was undoubtedly about recognizing [Prince] William's feelings that, you know, they weren't going to have it.
"So they've shown their displeasure by making it quite clear that they are not happy, and [will] give it no help."
The Netflix series has been one of the major tentpoles of the streaming service since season one dropped in 2016. Season five is due for release later this year, with the final season arriving at a later date. Imelda Staunton will take up the leading role as Queen Elizabeth II as the series enters the '90s, taking over from seasons three and four's Olivia Colman.
However, there have been some minor happenings during season five's production that have raised some eyebrows. British TV producer Jemima Khan, a close friend to Princess Diana, walked away from her consulting role during production. Elizabeth Debicki will play The People's Princess, taking over from Emma Corrin, but the consultant parted ways over concerns that the story of Diana's final years "would not necessarily be told as respectfully or compassionately" as she had hoped.
Once seasons five and six are filmed, Netflix will likely be glad that the production process is all wrapped up, considering the arduous task of filming in the midst of The Royal Family shut-downs on 'The Crown'. With seasons five and six taking us up to the near-present day, it'll be interesting to see how Harry and Meghan react to the newest seasons. The couple has a deal struck with the streaming service to produce new titles.
'The Crown' season five hits Netflix this November.