Prince Philip has been subjected to misconceptions that somehow affected his reputation

Matt Smith who plays the role of Duke of Edinburgh on Netflix's "The Crown" revealed juicy details about Prince Philip. According to him, the Queen's husband is better than what most think about him.

"One of the interesting challenges for me was that I felt there was a sort of a misconception and a preconception about [Prince Philip], which reduced him a bit," Smith said (via Express).

According to Smith, Prince Philip is more of a man's people. He also revealed the characteristics that make the duke the most loved royal in the palace.

"All the research I did found him to be brilliantly funny, very clever, very popular," Smith said. "In the Royal house, he's the most popular of all of them. If you've talked to any of the staff, Philip’s the one they all love really."

"I think more than a lot of them, he’s a bit more of a man of the people," he continued. "The royal protocol hasn't dogged him in quite the same way his whole life and there's a sort of rebellion in him and a naughtiness and a cheekiness. I think he's quite affable and open by all accounts with the staff."

Meanwhile, Prince Philip reportedly snapped when asked about the series. "A friend had dinner next to him and asked him if he'd watched 'The Crown,'" Smith told Mirror. "He turned around to him and went, 'Don't be ridiculous.' Apparently, the Queen has but we don't know."

Queen Elizabeth, Prince Edward and his wife love the Netflix series. In fact, they watch TV or films together.

"They have a Netflix account and urged her [Queen] to watch it with them," an insider said. "Happily, she really liked it, although obviously there were some depictions of events that she found too heavily dramatized."

In related news, Princess Diana said in a past interview that Prince Philip advised Prince Charles to get back with Camilla Parker Bowles if their marriage fails in five years. According to the late Princess of Wales, she saw it coming and confirmed her intuition when it happened.