Things are getting hectic in the fifth season of the popular series The Crown. Several scenes shock viewers of the Netflix series.
The new season of the series “The Crown” was eagerly awaited. Five events in particular let the watching Royal fan catch their breath.
Prince Philip and the women
You can be lucky that the Queen no longer has to witness these scenes: In the fifth season of the hit series, the cheating rumors about the Duke of Edinburgh are really fueled. As in real life, family friend Penny Knatchbull is the subject between the Queen and her husband – and whether Knatchbull and Prince Philip’s intimate friendship is really just a purely platonic one.
The fire at Windsor Castle
“The Crown” recreates the real event, the 1992 Windsor Castle fire. But the series adds a bit of fictional drama as well. It shows Princess Margaret pointing the finger at Princess Diana to suggest that she started the fire. She suggests to her sister, the Queen, that Diana could have had reasons for setting the fire: “frustrated after years of neglect…” She also accused Prince Andrew of setting the fire “angry at his own mother”.
“The Crown” Season 5: Drugs, affairs, arson – it’s hot
The famous Diana BBC interview
The beginning of the seventh episode focuses on the BBC conducting the explosive 1995 interview with the Princess of Wales about her marriage to Charles, then Prince of Wales. Viewers witness journalist Bashir forging bank statements to open the princess’s mouth. With success. In 2020 it came out that the bank statements were falsified. The new season of “The Crown” also added a fictional commentary about Prince William to the interview. During the interview, Bashir asks Diana, “What impact do you think the breakdown of your marriage had on Prince William?” Diana is shown saying, “Well, he’s a boy who’s a serious thinker, so it’s hard to tell the impact right now. We’ll have to wait a few years to see it.”
Princess Diana’s anticipation of the accident
In the fifth season, a kind of prophecy of Princess Diana comes up. In the series, she speaks of a fear that she could be involved in an accident and her brakes would be tampered with. In real life, multiple reports indicated that Princess Diana was concerned that someone might tamper with her car. In 1995 she wrote a note to her solicitor, Lord Mishcon, saying the princess feared she would be the victim of “some accident”, such as a brake failure. She also claimed in the letter that her death would allow Prince Charles to marry Prince William and Prince Harry’s nanny, Tiggy Legge-Bourke, who was then falsely rumored to be having an affair with the Prince of Wales.
Dodi Al-Fayed and the Drugs
For the season finale in the tenth episode, it gets particularly powerful again. The series “The Crown” alleges that Princess Diana’s boyfriend Dodi Al-Fayed has a drug problem and shows him doing coke. In addition, the bon vivant is intimately pictured with model Kelly Fisher in his private jet.