'The Crown' Season 5: Prince William 'furious' as Netflix recreates Diana's infamous interview, claims royal expert
Netflix series ‘The Crown’ is undoubtedly one of the most controversial shows of all time and it keeps on getting more and more scandalous with each passing season. The upcoming edition of the series will explore some of the most embarrassing moments in the history of the royal family, including the infamous interview of Princess Diana that irked a lot of people.
On October 20, 1995, veteran Panorama journalist Martin Bashir interviewed Princess Diana in her first solo interview since her marriage to King Charles III. The bombshell interview went on to become one of the most controversial interviews of all time and one of the most-watched programs in BBC’s history. Even though everyone is really sad and annoyed with whatever happened during the interview, one man who is really disgusted with everything that happened at the time is none other than Prince William, the older son of King Charles and Princess Diana and it seems the Prince’s pleas for not featuring the controversial in the show have not been entertained.
According to a report by The Sun, the show will feature the interview in one of the episodes and viewers will be able to witness how a young William reacted to the interview. The scene will see one of William’s teachers asking him if he’s okay. On the other hand, the outlet also reported that the producers of the show have reportedly taken the most inflammatory parts of the conversation and made them into a segment of 4 minutes, and 23 seconds in length.
However, the report also suggests the makers of the show have “made up” some parts of the conversation and exaggerated the language that was actually used in the interview.
Ingrid Seward, editor-in-chief of Majesty magazine and friend of Diana, had a conversation with The Sun regarding the matter and noted it’s really “frustrating” for William to not say anything regarding the interview because his words will only give “more publicity” to the streaming platform. Seward also stated that the Prince of Wales will be “furious” with the interview getting featured on the show as he already made it clear that the conversation between his mother and Bashir should never be aired again.
“William will be furious. He said his piece when he said it should never be aired again. This is his mother and her memory they are doing this too. They should have listened to him. The interview has no credibility after the investigation. Everyone knows it has no legitimacy now,” Seward told The Sun.
For the uninitiated, an independent inquiry found out that the BBC “did not scrutinize” Bashir despite knowing he lied multiple times.
This is one of the several instances that make ‘The Crown’ such a scandalous show. Recently, it was revealed that the series will feature the Tampongate Scandal which sheds a light on the infamous call between King Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles that took place in 1993. The call was leaked and every major publication printed the transcript of the phone call which shook the entire British society.
‘The Crown’ Season 5 premieres exclusively on Netflix on Wednesday, November 9th.