The Crown writer Peter Morgan says he found Buckingham Palace 'even madder' than fiction when he went to receive his CBE

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By Alison Boshoff for nan Daily Mail

Published: 17:44 EST, 13 November 2023 | Updated: 17:44 EST, 13 November 2023

Peter Morgan, nan creator and writer of The Crown, has recalled going to Buckingham Palace to person a CBE for services to play – and said that it was 'even madder' than fiction.

Speaking successful California successful beforehand of nan motorboat of nan sixth and last bid of nan show successful Netflix, he said that nan costumes and protocol had seemed bizarre and alien.

Morgan, whose begetter was a German Jew who fled nan Nazis for nan UK, said: 'I had to spell to nan Palace for an juncture and erstwhile I went there, I thought: I don't understand this astatine all.

'It seems moreover madder than what we do! And location was grown men pinch spurs and everyone was successful a funny costume and they were bowing.

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'They bamboozle you pinch nan protocol and you locomotion successful and you don't cognize what you're doing and you're paralyzed.'

Morgan was presented pinch nan honour by King Charles and later recalled that Charles had said to him: 'Scriptwriting isn't truthful easy, is it?' He added: 'I thin to deliberation it's not what you time off successful but what you time off retired that's astir important.'

At that constituent Morgan had written The Deal astir nan Brown Blair pact and had besides written The Queen, starring Helen Mirren, and focusing connected nan days straight aft nan decease of Princess Diana.

This bid of The Crown includes nan decease of nan Princess and concludes pinch nan matrimony of Charles to Camilla Parker Bowles.

Morgan said: 'The joyousness and nan point that I already miss is penning astir a multi generational family. It's nan champion point for a writer to constitute astir it because it's nan point that binds each of america together, and nan shared quality acquisition and nan challenges of surviving wrong a family and really nan different generations of a family interact.

'Mad': Morgan said: 'I had to spell to nan Palace for an juncture and erstwhile I went there, I thought: I don't understand this astatine all' 

'I'm very grateful to them because it's fixed maine a awesome opportunity to constitute astir a family successful a uniquely absorbing group of circumstances.'

He concluded: 'The now Queen was I suppose a spot - if you look historically - a spot for illustration Wallace Simpson, and I deliberation Charles has taken to nan domiciled highly well. He seems to beryllium a very confident, relaxed king and she seems now to beryllium very confident, relaxed queen - and he hasnt put a ft wrong. That doesn't mean that weren't difficult times - but because of nan spot of emotion that location was for Diana and nan consciousness of injustice.

'It was an adjacent opportunity, suffering because he was denied nan female that he almost married. With time, opinions softened and changed and respect was earned. And she now, I person to say, successful nan United Kingdom. She's a very celebrated queen, I think.'


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