The Show: Prince Charles And Lady Diana's Meeting
Viewers, along with Prince Charles, are introduced to a then Lady Diana Spencer when Charles arrives at her home Althorp House to take Diana's older sister, Sarah, out on a date.
Diana tries to sneak through the lobby (but gets caught) dressed as a "mad tree" while taking part in A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Real Life: When They Actually Met
Prince Charles did meet Diana while dating her older sister, Sarah, but it was over a hunting weekend held at Althorp House.
Diana accompanied them out on a hunt and was not dressed as a "mad tree".
The Show: A Baby In Australia
The show depicts a very uncaring Prince Charles who doesn't want Princess Diana to bring their infant son Prince William on the lengthy tour of Australia.
Diana gives a passionate speech on the plane ride over as to why bringing the baby was necessary.
Real Life: Bringing Prince William Along
Prime Minister Malcom Fraser actually suggested that the Prince and Princess of Wales bring William along for the tour. Both Charles and Diana agreed ahead of time that is was a good idea.
The Show: A Very Awkward Lunch
Camilla Parker Bowles invites Princess Diana for a lunch to learn more about the woman the love of her life is marrying.
Real Life: A Even More Awkward Lunch
If you were cringing at the show's lunch, the real life one would have been even more awkward.
Camilla did invite Diana for lunch on the suggestion of Prince Charles where she allegedly claimed to figure out Diana's schedule and when she would be able to see Charles without Diana around.
The Show: An Unloving Marriage
Throughout season 4, Prince Charles comes across as a very unloving partner, only dedicated to Camilla Parker Bowles.
Real Life: Not A Perfect Fairytale
While Prince Charles and Princess Diana's relationship wasn't a fairytale, it wasn't always bad.
Possibly the biggest misleading part of the show is how unkind Prince Charles is. The couple was happy in the early days of their marriage and Charles was dedicated to Diana until 5 years into their marriage.
The Show: The Queen And Margaret Thatcher
Queen Elizabeth as monarch is to remain politically neutral but the show depicts the Queen ordering her press staff that the newspapers are to be leaked a story about how she is "dismayed by ‘uncaring’ Thatcher."
The blame is put on to press secretary Michael Shea who then is fired.
Real Life: Not Quite The Drama
After The Sunday Times published the now famous article which claimed to have the Queen's personal feeling towards Thatcher, Buckingham Palace issued a statement saying "the Queen’s opinion of government policies are entirely without foundation.”
The Queen and Thatcher then reportedly had a "a very amicable conversation” over the misunderstanding.
Michael Shea was blamed for article but was not fired. He quit the following year.