Award-winning series The Crown has begun its shooting for Season 6, while Season 5 will premier next month. Season 6 will focus on the death of Princess Diana in a car crash. 

There has been much buzz about how Diana’s death would be depicted in the series. The show maker’s initial decision to recreate Princess Diana’s death scene was criticised by many, calling it an exploitation of her ill-fated death for the purpose of entertainment. 

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The showrunners and producers received flak on the internet, which finally led them to push back and scrape this idea. “Finally, some of the crew members are pushing back on the ideas being tabled. The show always tried to present a fictional version of royal history with as much sensitivity as possible. But lately, as things get closer to the present day, it feels harder to strike that balance,” sources from the set of The Crown said.

Sources from inside the royal family said that this graphic depiction would anger and upset Charles, Diana’s former husband and the King of the United Kingdom

Following this backlash, Netflix revealed their plans on how the show will go about with this tragic incident. “[Season 6] will not depict the crash, contrary to some reports,” a Netflix representative told Daily News, “It will be scenes covering the leadup to, and [the] aftermath.”

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Princess Diana’s death took place in the early hours of August 31, 1997, due to a car crash. During this incident, her partner Dodi Fayed and driver Henri Paul also succumbed to their injuries and were pronounced dead at the scene of the incident. 

The incident remains controversial to this day. Reports say that Diana was fleeing away from the photographers in her car, her driver was speeding at nearly twice the allowed limit in the Pont de l’Alma tunnel in Paris when he lost control of the car and crashed into the tunnel wall.