Prince Charles's staff are 'paranoid' about how The Crown will portray his affair with Camilla, it is claimed.
The next few seasons of the popular show, based on the Queen's life, are said to focus on Prince Charles's private life.
The heir's aides are concerned about the impact the storyline could have on his popularity, The Sun reports.
Princess Diana is set to be introduced in the programme in the forthcoming fourth season, played by actress Emma Corrin.
A royal source told the newspaper: “Charles’s staff are deeply paranoid about The Crown. They are trying to make him a popular king-in-waiting.
“But the next few seasons are going to be increasingly focused on the Prince of Wales’s behaviour, especially around his marriage to Diana and affair with Camilla.
"The timing couldn’t be any more disastrous in terms of Charles’s bid for popularity."
The claims come despite the fact that season three hasn't even started yet, although filming has begun for the fourth.
The third season, which sees Olivia Colman take over as the Queen and covers the period from 1964 to 1977, is due to be shown on November 17.
Charles and Diana were married in 1981, separated in 1992 and divorced in 1996.
The Prince of Wales admitted the affair in 1994 so its not clear in which season The Crown will address the scandal.
Producers of the popular show expect it to run for six seasons.
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