Prince William Told Olivia Colman He Does Not Watch 'The Crown'

Olivia Colman, who plays Queen Elizabeth in Seasons 3 and 4 of The Crown, met Prince William and the royal revealed he does not watch the show.

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Prince William (opens in new tab) is definitely not a fan of The Crown (opens in new tab).

Since the biographical drama premiered in 2016, royal fans have been left to wonder which members of The Firm—if any. Olivia Colman (opens in new tab), who is set to play Queen Elizabeth II in Seasons 3 and 4 of the Netflix series (opens in new tab), revealed that William is not on that list. 

During an appearance on The Graham Norton Show airing on Friday night,

"It didn't go very well," Colman explained, according to Hello! (opens in new tab). "I met Prince William (opens in new tab) at a dinner, and he asked what I was doing at the moment before he quickly added, ‘Actually, I know what you're doing.' I was so excited and asked, ‘Have you watched it?' His answer was a firm, ‘No.'"

Still, Colman had nothing but nice things to say about William after the meeting. "He was very charming and very lovely," she said.

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