Prince Harry Hilariously Admits to Fact-Checking 'The Crown' on 'Colbert'

LOL, love this.

Prince Harry attends 100 Women in Finance Gala Dinner in aid of Wellchild at the Victoria and Albert Museum on October 11, 2017 in London, England
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The Royal Family as a whole has a pretty fraught relationship with The Crown on Netflix, but Prince Harry has actually watched it—and he has notes, apparently.

The Duke of Sussex appeared on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on Tuesday, the day his memoir Spare was released.

Colbert asked the royal a ton of questions across the board, but there was an especially lighthearted moment when he brought up The Crown—which, of course, is a show about Harry's family history.

The duke admitted to watching both older and more recent episodes of the TV show. Asked whether he "fact-checks" it as he watches, Harry mimed licking his fingers and turning the pages of a notebook, i.e. he joked that he does.

He then admitted, laughing, "Yes, I do, actually."

Pointing at Colbert's copy of Spare, the royal drove the following point home: "Which, by the way, another reason why it's so important that history has it right," he said.

During his interview with Tom Bradby on ITV, Prince Harry explained that he wanted people to know his version of the story, so that they wouldn't make assumptions based on incomplete information and the rumor mill.

"But for me, I sit here now, speaking to you, answering the questions that you put to me, and the words and the truth will come from my lips rather than using other people, especially through the tabloid media," he said (via the Daily Mail).

In Spare, Harry didn't hold any of his truth back, either, going into detail about a ton of unexpected events in his life.

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