Britain's Prince Harry has said that the TV series The Crown is "not strictly accurate, but, loosely, it gives you a rough idea about that lifestyle".

Speaking to James Corden, Harry addressed the controversy over The Crown's portrayal of his family’s history and said the Netflix regal drama, saying it does not "pretend to be news".

Harry explained: "They don't pretend to be news, it’s fictional but it’s loosely based on the truth.

"Of course it’s not strictly accurate, but, loosely, it gives you a rough idea about what that lifestyle, what the pressures of putting duty and service above family and everything else, what can come from that.

"I am way more comfortable with The Crown than I am seeing the stories written about my family, or my wife or myself."

He said The Crown is "obviously fiction" whereas he has a "real issue" with some of the stories written about him.

Harry joked that he would want Homeland star Damian Lewis to play him.

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Harry also spoke about his life with his wife Meghan and son Archie.

Asked by Corden how he sees his life after lockdown, Harry, 36, said: "My life is always going to be about public service and Meghan signed up to that."

On the decision to walk away from the royal family, he said it "was never walking away, it was stepping back rather than stepping down".

He added that it was a "really difficult environment" and criticised the press, saying it was "destroying my mental health".

Harry said he needed to move his family away but insisted: "I will never walk away, I will always be contributing. My life is public service."

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex

Asked what a "regular night in" for the couple is like, Harry said they may make Archie’s tea, give him a bath and read him a book before he and Meghan spend time together.

He said they may watch game show Jeopardy! or something on Netflix.

During a visit to the house that featured in 1990s sitcom The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air, Harry rapped the famous theme song, which was originally performed by Will Smith.

Corden tried to convince him to buy the sprawling mansion before the duke went inside to use the bathroom.

The pair then video-called Meghan, who, in response to Corden’s suggestion they buy the house, joked: "I think we’ve done enough moving."

She then asked "Haz" how his tour of Los Angeles was going, and he said Corden was "the worst tour guide in LA".

Harry and Meghan will appear in a US primetime TV interview with Oprah Winfrey, which is set to be broadcast on March 7.