Charles and Diana’s visit to Oz WAS a ‘love tour’ says Arthur Edwards, as he slams The Crown’s portrayal of the prince

PRINCE Charles and Princess Diana’s trip to Australia was a “love tour” despite its portrayal in The Crown, says The Sun’s royal photographer Arthur Edwards.

In series four of the Netflix series the couple’s tour of the country is portrayed in episode six.

In the dramatised version of events, Diana (Emma Corrin) and Charles (Josh O’Connor) endure a turbulent trip, ending with them parting ways on arrival back in the UK with the Prince of Wales heading straight to Camilla at Highgrove.

But Edwards says there is no truth to the claims, and has urged Netflix to put a disclaimer at the beginning of each episode.

Speaking exclusively to The Sun, he says: “That (Australia) was a love tour.

“They couldn’t stop touching each other, looking at each other with great love in their eyes.

“To suggest that straight after that he went to see Camilla is a lie.

“It’s just not true and people think it is true, and people are building up this picture that it was a very unhappy marriage.

“Well, it wasn’t at the beginning. They should say at the start of that series ‘this is a drama based on the royal family, this is not the actual things that happened but this is what it’s based on.’”

And Edwards isn’t the first to speak out against the Netflix drama.

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden this week praised the royal drama as a "beautifully produced work of fiction", but said viewers could be in danger of mistaking it for fact without a warning at the beginning of each episode.

Mr Dowden told the Mail on Sunday: "It's a beautifully produced work of fiction, so as with other TV productions, Netflix should be very clear at the beginning it is just that.

"Without this, I fear a generation of viewers who did not live through these events may mistake fiction for fact."

The newspaper said Mr Dowden is expected to write to Netflix to request a "health warning" at the start of episodes to point out the drama has been fictionalised.

It comes amid concerns fictional scenes written by the The Crown's creator Peter Morgan are doing damage to the monarchy because viewers believe they are true.

A friend of Prince Charles even referred to the portrayal of the Royal family as "sinister" and "highly sophisticated propaganda".

In other royal news, we revealed that Kate Middleton had accidentally shared her most-used emojis in a recent video.

And Kate joked about needing advice to handle George, Charlotte and Louis’ temper tantrums.

Plus The Crown could be extended to show Harry and William as adults.

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