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Crown Princess Victoria reveals thoughts on Sweden’s The Crown

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Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden has revealed her thoughts on the Swedish version of “The Crown,” focusing on the life of her father, King Carl XVI Gustaf.

In an interview with Svenska Dagbladet, the Crown Princess questioned whether or not the show would portray the truth. “How can it possibly be right? It is difficult to deal with, especially when the people are alive,” she said.

She added that it would “feel very strange” for those who are being portrayed. She admitted that she did not want to be represented on screen and joked that maybe she would be away travelling off-screen for the first season.

“I do not want to be portrayed. Maybe I am a long way away throughout the season,” she told the magazine with a laugh.

Actors and actresses chosen to play the members of the Royal Family have not been announced.

It was revealed in February 2021 that TV4 and streaming service C More was developing a series similar to “The Crown” to focus on the life of reigning King Carl XVI Gustaf, who took the throne in 1973. Åsa Lantz was reported to be co-writing the series.

The Royal Court representatives did meet with Lantz and later told Dagens Nyheter: “As we understand it, it is planned as a drama-documentary. When it comes to documentaries, it is important that they are as close to the truth as possible and that the facts are presented correctly. As for the dramatized part of the series, it is of course based on artistic freedom, something we have no control over.”

The show, with the working title “Monarki,” does not have a premiere date, but it is expected to air sometime this year with six episodes in season one.

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Brittani is from Tennessee, USA. She is a political scientist and historian after graduating with a degree in the topics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 2014. She also holds a master's degree from Northeastern University. She enjoys reading and researching all things regarding the royals of the world. Her love of royals began in middle school, and she's been researching, reading, and writing on royalty for over a decade. She became Europe Editor in October 2016, and then Deputy Editor in January 2019, and has been featured on several podcasts, radio shows, news broadcasts and websites including Global News Canada, ABC News Australia, WION India and BBC World News.