A friend of Prince Charles has lashed out at Netflix's The Crown after being left distressed following the revelation her husband's death featured in an episode.
Former equerry to Her Majesty The Queen, Major Hugh Lindsay, sadly died aged 34 after being buried during an avalanche while on a skiing break with Prince Charles and members of the Royal Family.
Major Lindsay's widow, Sarah Horsley, 67, has now revealed she asked bosses of the hit drama series not to feature the death of her husband due to the emotional stress it would inflict on their daughter.
Sarah was around six-months pregnant with their daughter, Alice, at the time of Hugh's death.
Hugh met his death while at the Swiss resort of Klosters back in 1988, with Prince Charles escaping the deathly avalanche.
Charles, 72, later acknowledged the death of his friend, penning: "I still find it hard to understand why I survived and he didn't".
"I was horrified when I was told it [the episode] was happening and was very concerned about the impact on my daughter," she said.
"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."
Sarah met Major Lindsay during their time in Buckingham Palace, where she served as a press officer for the Mountbatten-Windsor family.
The pair had married just eight months prior to their life-shattering getaway.
She revealed that bosses on the show had sent her a "very kind letter" but insisted that they believed the show had dealt with the death of Major Lindsay with "integrity and great sensitivity".
Sarah also commented on the scene in which viewers see Charles make a private phone call to the then Camilla Parker-Bowles, saying: "I only want to be with you, I mean fully, completely, as my wife."
Sarah branded this as "speculative and hurtful".
While The Crown is based on events that happened within the Royal Family, the show has been dramatised with writers using plenty of creative license to appeal to a wider audience.
Daily Star Online has approached Netflix and Clarence House for comment.
Season four of The Crown is available to stream on Netflix, now.