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 before The Crown made its debut on Netflix later that year. 

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 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 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.

In comments published in 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)

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)

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.

Link hienalouca.com

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