Princess Anne has scoffed at the two hours The Crown actress Erin Doherty spends getting hers styled to become the royal in the Netflix show. The Princess royal said in reality it takes just “ten or 15 minutes” to do her hair.
The Princess Royal admitted that she has seen the hit Netflix show documenting the life of her mother the Queen.
Princess Anne even dubbed the earlier episodes “quite interesting”.
However, Anne said she doesn’t watch The Crown any longer.
She said: “Actually I read an article the other day, I don’t watch Netflix and The Crown, but the actress was talking about how long it took them to do their hair like I did.
“And I’m thinking, ‘How could you possibly take that long?’ I mean it takes me 10 or 15 minutes.”
Anne made the comments in an ITV documentary by the Daily Mail’s Robert Hardman.
The documentary marked her 70th birthday, and was quoted in The Times.
The piece features unseen family footage and conversations with her husband, Sir Timothy Laurence, and children Peter Phillips and Zara Tindall.
Anne said she took part in virtual meetings online through the video-call app Zoom when public outings were banned.
However, the Queen’s daughter felt it was no substitute for face-to-face meetings.
“With online technology… being in touch is one thing but it’s not quite the same,’ she said. ‘The ability to meet people, that’s what makes the difference.
“I mean, I know what Twitter is but I wouldn’t go anywhere near it if you paid me frankly.”
In the documentary, the hard-working Princess Royal admitted she found lockdown tough.
However, she also expressed sympathy with those she said had had it harder than herself.
She suggested social media was adding to the pressures already faced by younger royals such as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Sussexes.
She added: “There was no social media in my day, so it probably has made it more difficult.”