The demise of Princess Diana in 1997 was a serious second in historical past that’s garnering consideration throughout towards because of The Crown. The upcoming sixth and ultimate season of the hit Netflix sequence will look at the tragic accident that killed Prince William and Prince Harry‘s mom which shocked the world and the royal household. Over 25 years since her demise, Diana continues to be a beloved determine in historical past due to her impression on vogue and her advocacy work. However the recollections of her passing are nonetheless extraordinarily painful for a lot of, particularly her two sons.

Hold studying to be taught all about Princess Diana’s demise and the way it will play out on The Crown.

How Did Princess Diana Die?

Diana was killed on August 31, 1997 in a visitors accident in Paris, France. The Princess of Wales, simply 36 on the time of her passing, was within the French capital along with her boyfriend Dodi Fayed, who she began courting after her divorce from Prince Charles (now King Charles). Diana, Dodi, Trevor Rees-Jones, her bodyguard, and Henri Paul, their driver, had been attempting to flee paparazzi who had been on bikes behind them when the crashed occurred. Henri slammed their Mercedes right into a pillar at 65 mph in Paris’ Pont de l’Alma tunnel. Henri and Dodi had been killed on impression, whereas Diana died on the hospital hours later. Trevor was the only survivor of the crash.

It was later revealed that Henri had been driving the limousine underneath the affect. Diana, Dodi, and Henri had been all not sporting seatbelts within the crash, an investigation discovered. Regardless of the accident, the paparazzi nonetheless remained on the scene and even photographed Diana in her ultimate moments earlier than she was taken to the hospital the place she died. Prince Harry, 39, has gone on file saying he blames the paparazzi for his mom’s demise.

The Aftermath of Princess Diana’s Demise

The general public was devastated once they discovered of Diana’s demise. They mourned the Princess of Wales by leaving notes and flowers exterior Buckingham Palace. The royal household was shaken to the core by Diana’s demise, as effectively.

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Princess Diana in August 1997 earlier than her demise (Photograph: Tim Rooke/Shutterstock)

Prince William, who was 15 on the time, and Prince Harry, who was 12 on the time, discovered of their mom’s demise whereas they had been vacationing with their father, Charles, at Balmoral Fortress in Scotland. “What I do bear in mind with beautiful readability is that I didn’t cry. Not a tear. My father didn’t hug me,” Harry recalled of the second Charles informed him Diana died in an interview with NBC Information in January 2023.

William mirrored on studying in regards to the tragedy within the 2017 BBC documentary, Diana, 7 Days. “You’re feeling very, very confused. And you retain asking your self, ‘Why me?’ On a regular basis, ‘Why? What have I carried out? Why? Why has this occurred to us?’ ” he stated.

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip launched a brief assertion after Diana’s demise and stated they had been “deeply shocked and distressed” by the information, in keeping with the Associated Press. After the general public accused the royal household of being “detached” in the direction of Diana’s demise, Queen Elizabeth’s press secretary, Geoffrey Crawford, launched an announcement addressing the criticism.

“The royal household have been damage by ideas that they’re detached to the nation’s sorrow on the tragic demise of the Princess of Wales,’’ the assertion learn, in keeping with TODAY. “The Princess was a much-loved nationwide determine, however she was additionally a mom whose sons miss her deeply. Prince William and Prince Harry themselves need to be with their father and grandparents at the moment within the quiet haven of Balmoral. As their grandmother, the Queen helps the princes to return to phrases with their loss.”

Princess Diana’s televised funeral happened on September 6, 1997 and was watched by over 2 billion folks. Philip, Charles, William, Harry and Diana’s brother, Charles Spencer, walked behind her coffin because it was carried from Kensington Palace to Westminster Abbey.

Will Princess Diana’s Demise Be Proven on The Crown?

It’s been reported that the automotive crash that killed Diana received’t be proven on The Crown season 6. As an alternative, followers will see the automotive driving into the tunnel, adopted by the aftermath of her demise. “Oh, God, we had been by no means going to point out the crash,” creator Peter Morgan informed Variety. “By no means,” he added. The accident is predicted to happen in an early episode of the season, which is being break up into two components that premiere November 16 and December 14, respectively.

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Elizabeth Debicki performs Princess Diana on ‘The Crown’ (Photograph: Keith Bernstein)

Suzanne Mackie, an govt producer on The Crown, promised that the present was “delicate” in the direction of Diana’s demise once they shot the ultimate season.

“The present may be huge and noisy, however we’re not. We’re considerate folks and we’re delicate folks. There have been very cautious, lengthy conversations about how we had been going to do it,” she said on the Edinburgh TV Pageant over the summer season. “The viewers will choose it in the long run, however I feel it’s been delicately, thoughtfully recreated.  There’s an enormous quantity of respect from us all, I hope that’s evident.”

Elizabeth Debicki, who performs Diana in seasons 5 and 6 of the sequence, informed Entertainment Tonight she felt an “immense accountability” filming the occasions of the tragedy.

“It’s troublesome to explain, it was one thing that we thought of, that we carried with us, that woke us up within the night time,” the actress stated. “We tried our perfect to do [the story] correctly.”

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