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Widower Calls Out 'The Crown' for Depicting Her Husband's Tragic Death in Season 4

Widower Calls Out 'The Crown' for Depicting Her Husband's Tragic Death in Season 4

Spoilers ahead. Sarah Horsley, the widow of Major Hugh Lindsay, is calling out Netflix‘s The Crown for the portrayal of her husband’s death in season four of the show.

In 1988, Major Lindsay was killed by an avalanche while skiing with Prince Charles in Klosters, Switzerland. In episode nine of the show, you can see the avalanche, but you do not actually see the death of the Major.

“I was horrified when I was told [the episode] was happening and was very concerned about the impact on my daughter,” Sarah told the Sunday Telegraph. “I’m very upset by it and I’m dreading people seeing it.

“I wrote to them asking them not to do it, not to use the accident,” she added. “I suppose members of the Royal family have to grin and bear it, but for me it’s a very private tragedy.”

She added that she received “a very kind letter” from producers saying “that they understood my concerns but they hope I will feel that they deal with difficult subject matters with integrity and great sensitivity”.

She did add, “I think it’s very unkind to many members of the family.”

Producers did opt to keep this major royal moment out of the season.

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