Charles and Camilla ‘disable’ social media replies as The Crown sparks abuse
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Replies to Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles Twitter accounts appear to have been disabled around the same time that the Netflix show The Crown has sparked abuse from fans of Princess Diana.
The fourth season of the show was recently released on the streaming service, chronicling the lives of the Royal Family throughout the 1980s.
One of the season's biggest subplots is the doomed marriage of young Charles and Diana, who wed in 1981 and divorced in 1996.
The Crown tackles a number of very dark moments in the couple's life together, including Charles' infamous affair with Camilla and Diana's secret battle with an eating disorder.
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The popular series has reignited interest in the saga among those who watched it play out at the time, as well as introducing a whole generation of younger viewers to the tragic story.
Pro-Diana tweets have been flooding Twitter in recent weeks with many expressing their admiration for the Princess of Hearts — and in turn, disgust toward Charles and Camilla.
Meanwhile the official @ClarenceHouse Twitter account, which represents The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, has recently made use of a new feature on the social media site.
All tweets published after November 20 have "limited replies" turned on, meaning unlike normal tweets other Twitter users can't reply to them.
The new style of tweet can be identified by a note that appears directly underneath, which reads "People @ClarenceHouse follows or mentioned can reply".
It's unknown why Charles and Camilla's account has disabled public replies all of a sudden.
There is no suggestion this is a direct response to the abuse.
Neither @RoyalFamily nor @KensingtonRoyal (William and Kate's account) have opted to make use of the new feature, which Twitter introduced in recent months.
It's unknown if Charles has watched any of The Crown, in which he is portrayed by 30-year-old actor Josh O'Connor.
However his sons have chosen to give the show a miss, a source claims, as it would be "quite sad for them" to watch the breakdown of their parents' marriage.
- Camilla Parker Bowles
- Prince Charles
- Princess Diana
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