What Prince William Thinks Of The Duke

Andrew O’Hagan writes: ‘Recently, when the actor Matt Smith was introduced to Prince William and the prince was told Smith would soon be playing his grandfather in “The Crown,” William offered only one word. ‘Legend,’ he said, as if they were talking about Dolly Parton. And that is the way the boys view their grandfather, as a one-off, a classic exemplar, rather than the mythic, intransigent beast of agonised loyalty known to their father.’

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