The Crown is perpetuating negative stereotypes about private schools, the head of an education group has said.
Julie Robinson, chief executive of the Independent Schools Council, suggested that the portrayal of elite schools attended by Royals in the Netflix series is damaging the public’s perception of the sector.
The new series six of the fictional show about the monarchy portrays Prince William and Prince Harry’s school days at Eton College, the £50,000-a-year boarding school in Windsor, Berkshire.
In series two of The Crown, King Charles is shown having an unhappy school experience at Gordonstoun near Elgin in Scotland.
One episode shows rain flooding in through a broken dormitory window, soaking the future King’s sheets as he lay shivering in bed.
Could be that Fritz – as all knew Peter Morgan – just didn’t like Downside and so disses all such schools. Or perhaps he really liked it, therefore all others are second and third rate?