The Crown season 6 has landed on Netflix.
Despite the show being split into two parts and a total of eight episodes, fans were left shocked to realise that Diana’s death was recreated within the first minute of episode one.
The Crown season 6
In the episode, a man walks his dog, when he passes by the infamous tunnel where the crash took place.
Then cars come speeding down the road followed by paparazzi, and a huge bang is heard as the incident takes place, and we all know what happens next.
“This Diana-obsessed series is the very definition of bad writing. Despite the brilliant cast, it’s a crass, soapy dive into the abyss – not least in the atrocious scenes featuring Ghost Diana,” said The Guardian in a one star review.
‘Beyond all its formal failures, late-period Crown is also impossibly hamstrung by being set well within living memory,’ they went on.
Diana star comments
The actor who played Diana in The Crown said the moments leading up to her the Princesses death must have been “completely unbearable.”
“You only have to be in a situation like that for a minute before you realise it’s completely unbearable,” Debicki told the Radio Times. “No one should ever have to experience what it feels like trying to get from one place to another, and to have this swarm around you. You feel very trapped.”
Debicki told the Mirror it was a “unique challenge” to portray Diana’s death, adding that she stuck closely to the writer Peter Morgan’s “emotional blueprint”.
“I think it’s a unique challenge as an actor, to portray those days,” she said. “It’s [Morgan’s] interpretation and it made emotional sense to me, so I clung to that. Because, obviously, it’s devastating and it’s fraught and we can never know.”
The Crown season six is now on Netflix.