Netflix has said it has "no plans and sees no need" to add a disclaimer to The Crown to explain it is a work of fiction.

The latest fourth season of the popular drama which features Diana, Princess of Wales (Emma Corrin) and her relationship with the Prince of Wales (Josh O'Connor), has faced some backlash in the UK over its depiction of the royal family and other public figures.

A statement from Netflix released to the Mail on Sunday insists that the streaming giant refuse to put a disclaimer on the show and say viewers know the royal drama is a "work of fiction".

"We have always presented The Crown as a drama – and we have every confidence our members understand it’s a work of fiction that’s broadly based on historical events.

"As a result we have no plans – and see no need – to add a disclaimer."

UK Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden recently said he fears viewers of the royal drama could be in danger of mistaking fiction for fact without a warning at the beginning of episodes.

It is understood the streaming service has received a private letter from Dowden, and has sent a private response.

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Peter Morgan, who created The Crown, had previously appeared on the show's official podcast to defend his right to creative licence.

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