Prince Philip scoffs at ‘ridiculous’ suggestion he watches The Crown

Prince Philip scoffed “Don’t be ridiculous” when asked if he watched The Crown, according to star Matt Smith .

The outspoken 97-year-old Duke of ­Edinburgh is said to have made the remark during dinner with one of the actor’s pals.

The ex-Doctor Who played Philip in the first two series of the Netflix drama, which suggests his marriage to the Queen was rocked by his rumoured bedhopping.

Matt, 35, said: “A friend had dinner next to him and asked him if he’d watched The Crown and he turned around to him and went, ‘Don’t be ridiculous’.

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“Apparently the Queen has but we don’t know. I’m pretty sure some [royals] have.”

Asked what questions he would have for Philip, the ex-Doctor Who said: “I wouldn’t ask him if he’d watched The Crown!”

Of the infidelity claims, he said: “[The Crown] creator Peter Morgan is adamant they’re common knowledge but I never really know. I made a choice about it when we made the show.”

The third series, with Tobias Menzies as an older Philip, is out next year.

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