Crown versus Crown … the fight continues!
The Royals are known not to be fans of the Netflix series “The Crown”. The new fifth season, which is currently in production, is, however, more than ever on thin ice. Because it deals with one of the darkest chapters in the royal family, the crash and tragic death of Lady Diana († 36).
There is great concern in the palace about what the celebrated history series will unpack this time. Her lawyers advise Queen Elizabeth II. (95) and Co. even took legal action against streaming provider Netflix.
Now the next excitement! According to the newspaper “The Sun”, the creators of the show shot a spicy Diana scene almost right on the doorstep of their son Prince William (39).
Where exactly? In the garden of the Serpetine Gallery in front of Kensington Palace.
There are only 800 meters between Set and the royal family!
Almost worse: in between is the venerable Diana Memorial Garden, where William and brother Harry (37) inaugurated a new statue in honor of their mother in July. And briefly showed themselves as a unit.
To make matters worse, a delicate scene was captured in Kensington Gardens: Actress Elizabeth Debicki (31), who plays Diana, wore the famous “Revenge Dress”. A daring black dress that Lady Di wore at a party at the Serpentine Gallery in 1994 while Prince Charles (now 73) unpacked on TV about his affair with his now wife Camilla (74). The tough message to her broken love: You gave up on that!
The fact that “The Crown”, so hated by the royals, is also being filmed in their own front yard should drive William the most to the white heat. It is particularly important to him that his mother does not return to the limelight. Also called for the scandalous “Panorama” interview of the Princess of Wales NEVER to be shown again.
A Palace insider told the Daily Mail: “Should there be any plans to further commercialize your name (…) – future episodes of ‘The Crown’ or whoever tries it – William will follow it with deep concern. “William is said to have even asked Netflix to remove Diana from the series entirely.
But the debacle interview, as well as the accidental death of the princess in 1997, will certainly not be missing in the new season. Netflix even wants to dedicate an entire episode to these events. The dramatic separation of Charles and, ultimately, Lady Dis’s accidental death will also be the topic of season 5.
An insider on the “Sun”: “The makers of ‘The Crown’ see the interview as THE key moment of the fifth season.”
Above all, the royal family accuses the show of portraying them in a wrong light.
A source told The Sun: “The Queen’s lawyers are keeping a close eye on everything. Because of Harry’s lucrative Netflix deal, The Crown has become an even bigger issue. ”
The UK government has already asked Netflix to display a disclaimer to make it clear that the show is fiction. Because especially in America numerous viewers are supposed to confuse the dramatized series with a documentary.
And the anger about “The Crown” never ends: Diana’s close friend, Jemima Khan (47), just quit her job as Adviser to “The Crown” there.
Her reasoning: “I realized that the plot would not be told as respectfully or compassionately as I had hoped. So I asked that all of my contributions be cut out of the series and that I do not appear in the credits. ”
Who is silent on the controversial subject of “The Crown”: Prince Harry. He holds back completely with criticism, although it is ultimately also about his mother. But the reason for this is obvious: Harry concluded a multi-million dollar deal with Netflix with Duchess and wife Meghan (39) in order to produce streaming formats himself in the future.
More family trouble is inevitable. It will still take a while before the most controversial season to date is shown, “The Crown” will not continue on Netflix until November 2022.