Prince Charles, Camilla turn off Twitter comments

The Twitter account of Prince Charles and his wife Camilla was trolled by users after The Crown delved into their well-chronicled love triangle with Princess Diana. PHOTO: EPA-EFE

Comments have been restricted on the Twitter account of Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, following an influx of trolling from users apparently angered by the most recent series of The Crown.

The royal couple's Clarence House Twitter account is now restricted, and only people who the account follows, or those who are mentioned in one of their tweets, are allowed to reply to them directly.

The move follows increased online attention on the couple after the release of season four of The Crown, which covers the period between 1977 and 1990. It also introduces Lady Diana Spencer, played by Emma Corrin, to the narrative.

Released on Nov 15, the show delves into their well-chronicled love triangle, where Prince Charles is portrayed as cheating on Princess Diana with Camilla.

Viewers, seemingly angered by the show's portrayal of Princess Diana's treatment at the hands of Charles and Camilla, have also taken to Instagram.

Many comments are also being left on posts on the Clarence House Instagram account, but instead of trolling Charles or Camilla, they express support for Diana with heart emojis or by saying "Diana Forever".

Anjali Raguraman

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 28, 2020, with the headline Prince Charles, Camilla turn off Twitter comments. Subscribe