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The Crown star Matt Smith REVEALS the Queen used to watch the Netflix present on ‘a Sunday night time at dwelling’ and that Harry would greet him as ‘grandad’
- Smith, who portrayed the late Prince Phillip throughout the first two seasons of the present, revealed which members of the royal household have been viewers
- He instructed the hosts of NBC’s Today Show that although the Queen and Harry watched a minimum of a part of the present, Phillip ‘positively did not’
- The Queen, he mentioned, apparently watched the extremely widespread Netflix collection on Sunday evenings on a projector
- Smith, who’s at the moment doing press for House of the Dragon, says he hopes to return to London by Monday to observe the Queen’s state funeral from the UK
- The Queen’s funeral: All the newest Royal Family information and protection
Matt Smith, who portrayed Prince Phillip on the first two seasons of Netflix’s tremendously widespread present The Crown, has admitted that each the late Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Harry watched the hit collection about the British monarchy.
‘I heard the Queen had watched it, she used to watch it on a projector on Sunday night time apparently,’ Smith instructed the hosts of NBC’s Today present.
Her Majesty was not the solely royal viewing the present.
Smith recounted that throughout a polo match, Harry additionally indicated that he was a minimum of a passive viewer.
‘He walked up to me, and he went ‘Granddad,” said Smith.
‘He watched the show. I can’t declare to know that he watches it at the moment, however he watched a little bit of it.’
It had lengthy been speculated upon which members of the British Royal Family watch the present that chronicled the early years of the late Queen into the modern-day.
Matt Smith, who performed Prince Phillip throughout the first two seasons of The Crown, consorts with Prince Harry at a polo match. Smith mentioned when he first met Harry, the prince known as him ‘grandad’
Smith portrayed Philip alongside Claire Foy who performed a younger Queen Elizabeth II on Netflix’s extremely widespread present The Crown
Smith meets Prince William at a polo match
Smith says he is not sure that Harry has remained a viewer of The Crown, however was, a minimum of for a time, a fan
While the queen and Harry could have been followers of the present, the late Prince Phillip was decidedly not.
Smith mentioned that one among his mates was as soon as at dinner with Phillip and inquired as to whether or not the royal watched the present.
‘Don’t be ridiculous,’ he replied.
Despite the response, Smith says that throughout the course of filming the first two seasons of the present he ‘fell in love with Phillip.’
‘He was an actual modernizer and actually fascinating. I fell in love with Philip actually to be trustworthy,’ he mentioned, including that he thought Phillip and the Queen have been ‘a wonderful couple.’
‘He cherished her. He actually made her snicker.’
Smith mentioned his relationship with the royal household on NBC’s Today Show whereas doing press for his new present – Game of Thrones prequel – House of the Dragon
Smith (proper) and Foy (left) portrayed the royal couple of their early years on the throne, as England and the world weathered the immense change that adopted two world wars
Smith says he hopes to return to London earlier than Monday so as to mourn Queen Elizabeth II throughout her state funeral with the remainder of the nation
Smith says he got here to love the character of Philip as he performed him and that he and the Queen have been ‘a wonderful couple’
Queen Elizabeth II died on September 8 at the age of 96. Her state funeral is scheduled to held Monday September 19
Netlfix’s The Crown tells the story of the lifetime of Queen Elizabeth from the time she was a younger woman to the modern-day
Netflix famously spent $13 million on simply the pilot episode of The Crown, and went on to spend a further $120 million on the first two seasons of the present that went on to be a mega-hit for the streaming service.
Smith, who’s at the moment doing press for House of the Dragon, the Game of Thrones prequel through which he stars, says he hopes to be again in London Monday to mourn the late Queen throughout her state funeral.
‘I feel it’s a bit of historical past. I don’t suppose we are going to ever have a monarch who serves for 70 years once more… I need to be in London. I need to expertise it, I feel I need to share in the ceremony of it actually,’ he mentioned, including that he would seemingly view the procession ‘in my native pub with a gaggle of mates.’