Netflix blasted for ‘wanting to kill off Royal Family’ with Andrew movie: ‘Really unpleasant’

Netflix blasted for ‘wanting to kill off Royal Family’ with Andrew movie: ‘Really unpleasant’

Netflix blasted for ‘wanting to kill off Royal Family’ with Andrew doc

Gabrielle Wilde

By Gabrielle Wilde

Published: 04/04/2024

- 12:02

The streaming service is releasing a movie about Andrew's infamous BBC Newsnight interview today

Netflix has been slammed for its movie about Prince Andrew by a royal commentator, who accused the streaming service for making content for those who "want to kill off the Royal Family".

Andrew gave a famous interview with BBC Newsnight in 2019, where he discussed his ties to the convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

The interview proved a PR disaster for the prince ahead of his removal as a working member of the Royal Family.

Netflix is recounting the story of the women who worked to make the bombshell interview happen in a new film called Scoop that will be released tomorrow.

Speaking to GBN America Royal biographer Angela Levin said: "I watched the interview, I'm bored with it. I know that the person who set it up, I met her a week afterwards and she was telling me that it was amazing.

Prince Andrew, Angela Levin

A royal commentator has slammed Netflix for its documentary


"He was telling her it was a wonderful interview and would she like to be taken around the palace.

"He told his mother, too, that it had gone very well. He hasn't got the idea that he is wrong, and this will be unpleasant. And a way of knocking the Royal Family.

"I think this is for non-monarchists who actually would like to kill off the Royal Family. We've had enough of it."

Levin also revealed that Prince Andrew is paying regular visits to King Charles in a bid to ‘boost’ the monarch in his battle with cancer.

The Duke of York was seen on Easter Sunday at St George’s Chapel in Windsor as he made a surprise appearance at the King’s first public appearance since his diagnosis.

“We all saw him going down for Christmas at the church in Windsor”, she said.

"We have to have the difference between a working royal and a part of the family.

“King Charles believes that the family needs to stick together.

"He has actually visited Charles many times and tried to boost him and be kind and nice. So I don’t think you can say, ‘now you can’t come to church’.

“I think that’s what people are thinking.

Prince AndrewPrince Andrew is being depicted in a new Netflix dramaGetty

"He didn’t go over to shake hands with the many people who were there that may have taken their hands away, well they might or might not.”

Speaking on Andrew "going first" at the service as the royals arrived at the chapel, Levin said this is because the Duke of York was deemed the "least important".

“I think that’s the rules with the Royal Family”, he said.

“The least important goes first and the most important, the King and Queen, go last, so he went first.

“So in an ironic way, they think of him as the lowest one as he’s leading them into church.”

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