The Crown just dropped Part 1 of its sixth and final season, which covers the tragic death of Princess Diana, as well as how the royals coped with her shocking passing. It also, somewhat controversially, shows the (fictionalized) final phone conversation Diana had with her sons, Prince Harry and Prince William, as well as their reaction to their mother's death.
While some members of the royal family have watched The Crown in the past, Prince William and Prince Harry's approach to this season—which, for the first time, features them as main "characters"—is understandably different.
According to sources who spoke to The Telegraph, Prince William has never watched The Crown and is "not expected" to watch this season. And when it comes to Harry, one source close to the Prince says that—as the paper puts it—the source "may watch it first in order to save him from anything he may not wish to see."
Unlike his brother, Prince Harry has seen parts of The Crown, and told James Corden that “It gives you a rough idea about what that lifestyle, what the pressures of putting duty and service above family and everything else, what can come from that. I’m way more comfortable with The Crown than I am seeing the stories written about my family or my wife or myself.”
Meanwhile, per The Telegraph, people close to William have also reportedly "expressed surprise" that The Crown has "edged so far towards the present day." For example, Part 2 of the final season will cover Prince William and Kate Middleton's relationship in college—and their first kiss was even teased in a trailer:
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