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Princess Diana’s “The Crown” storyline wasn’t entirely accurate: Royal Expert

It’s not a documentary! Princess Diana’s storyline in Season 5 of The crown wasn’t quite right – especially when it came to her Panorama interview, reveals a royal expert exclusively Us weekly.

‘Look, it’s drama. It’s fiction somewhat based on fact,’ royal expert Nick Bullen tells U.S of the latest installment of the Netflix series, which premiered in November.

True Royalty TV’s editor-in-chief explains that the interview with Martin Bashir, which originally took place with Diana in 1995, was not portrayed as accurately as possible on The crown.

“Pretty much everything was — certainly — kind of broadening the scope,” Bullen says of the two-episode arc. “I don’t think they even went far enough to look at how Bashir got the interview. I mean, they sort of touched on it, you know, it was incredibly fraudulent what happened there.

Elizabeth Debicki and Salim Dau Keith Bernstein/Netflix

Diana made headlines in 1995 after dating Bashir for a while Panoramas tell-all interview. During the conversation, the princess spoke candidly about her relationship with King Charles III after their divorce in 1992. (The duo finalized their divorce in 1996, a year before Diana died in a car accident in Paris.) Bashir died in 2009.

In November 2020, Diana’s eldest son, prince william, spoke out in support of the BBC’s investigation into Bashir’s questionable tactics while interviewing the late royal family. BBC issued a public apology to Charles, 74, and his two sons, William, 40, and Prince Harryas well as Diana, in July after discovering that Bashir had “cheated” on Diana throughout the campaign. Panorama discussion.

While the Netflix series talked about Diana’s desire to return to Queen Elizabeth II’s grace after the disastrous interview, Bullen reveals to U.S that the late Princess of Wales was much more remorseful than she appeared on camera.

“I think in the first days after [the interview] she really felt like she had made her voice heard,” he says. “She also believed what Bashir had told her about the security services listening to her and what was going on. I think as it became clearer, it became clearer that it was a big mistake.”

The royal lover notes that Diana eventually “realized she shouldn’t” and felt “absolutely” sorry for her choice.

“To be honest, what The crown was right was the fact that Charles Spencer, her brother, had begun to have doubts about Bashir before the interview and had tried to convince Diana that this might not be the right way to go about it,” continues Bullen. “As we all saw on the show, Bashir was forging bank statements and trying to claim that people were being paid by the security services. And if someone shows you that, you probably believe it, even if you’re not already paranoid about what’s going on. I think she regretted it.”

The journalist also criticized The crown for season 5 episodes that “damage the monarchy”, including storylines about Charles in the ’90s.

“If Charles does the Hong Kong handover, it looks like he’s taking [Queen Consort Camilla] for a holiday on the royal yacht Britannia. Just not true,” says Bullen. “The idea of ​​Diana meeting Mohamed Al-Fayed at the Windsor Horse Show. Not true. The idea that Princess Margaret and the Queen are arguing over Peter Townsend is not true.’

He concludes: “What The crown is very clever in the fact that it takes enough facts to make up a version of the truth. I think people should watch it in view of this drama which is based on real life events. But that’s the danger…is how far the real life events go.

With reporting by Christina Garibaldi

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