United Kingdom

How Prince Charles once joked with The Crown creator Peter Morgan when he was presented with a CBE 

He may be unwelcome at Buckingham Palace now, but there was a time when The Crown creator and writer Peter Morgan could pop in and share a joke with the heir to the throne.

Mr Morgan met Prince Charles four years ago when the scriptwriter was presented with a CBE for his services to drama after being named in the Queen’s New Year Honours list.

Fortunately the ceremony in February 2016 at the Palace was shortly before The Crown made its debut on Netflix.

Mr Morgan met Prince Charles four years ago when the scriptwriter was presented with a CBE for his services to drama after being named in the Queen’s New Year Honours list (pictured)

Mr Morgan, who also wrote the hit 2006 film The Queen starring Helen Mirren, gave an account just a year ago of his brief encounter with Prince Charles.

Speaking to The New York Times, he recalled being ushered into the Palace ballroom, where Prince Charles, flanked by an equerry, was handing out the medals.

‘So you’re a scriptwriter?’ the Prince of Wales said as Mr Morgan stepped forward to receive his honour. ‘Yes sir,’ Morgan replied.

Fortunately the ceremony in February 2016 at the Palace was shortly before The Crown made its debut on Netflix (pictured: A scene from The Crown)

Prince Charles then said: ‘Scriptwriting isn’t so easy, is it?

‘Sir?’, a puzzled Mr Morgan replied.

Whereupon, Prince Charles is said to have joked: ‘I tend to think it’s not what you leave in but what you leave out that’s most important.’

Or what you make up and put in, the Prince might now ruefully say.

Football news:

Pogba's time at Manchester United is running out again. The club did not buy a top player, but a beautiful story for social networks, Paul lost the battle for influence to Brun
Roma made an extra substitution in the Italian Cup match. The club faces a technical defeat
The Premier League is investigating the transfer of Snodgrass to West Brom. West Ham banned him from playing against them at the sale
Football has broken into Fortnite. The game will host the Pele Cup, add the uniforms of Man City, Juventus and Milan, and a legendary celebration
Shalimov about Miranchuk: Atalanta is an ideal team for him. Don't go anywhere
Agent about Wendel in Zenit: A risky deal, may not be justified
Shevchenko about Ukraine at Euro 2020: Goal-minimum-exit from the group