The Crown divides fans by filming Princess Diana car crash scene in Paris, 'Shame. Shame. Shame'

The Crown films Princess Diana's car accident near where the real-life accident took place in Paris - and fans are not impressed

The Crown filmed Princess Diana's car accident near where the real-life accident took place in Paris - and fans are not impressed
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The Crown filmed Princess Diana's car accident in a tunnel located just a few yards from where the real-life crash took place in Paris.

Although The Crown season 5 has yet to be released, filming for The Crown season 6 is already underway and paparazzi pictures have revealed some of the key themes for sixth season of the Netflix show. The most recent shots from the set of the Netflix show have divided fans as the filming of Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed's death in Paris has begun just yards away from the real-life location.

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Following the release of these images, fans have taken to social media to complain that the Netflix show should not be filming this traumatic and shocking event. Many suggested that the show has taken things too far.

"Just saw pictures of Netflix’s The Crown filming the paparazzi chasing in Paris and Diana’s death scene today in Barcelona. Shame. Shame. Shame," said one fan on Twitter. 

"Wow, #TheCrown has gone too far. #PrinceHarry this has crossed the line & is disrespectful of your mother the late #PrincessDiana. Filming 100 yards from where the crash happened, how desperate is #Netflix to cash in on the #RoyalFamily," said another. "This is classless and should not be done. This is poor taste and judgement," said another commenter.

Others could not see the problem with this filming location and argued that the show was attempting to be historically accurate, and this was a pivotal event in the history of the Royal Family. "It's fact and part of Diana’s story," said one person on Twitter. "It happened. What's the issue," said another.

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The fifth and sixth seasons of The Crown will feature a whole new cast as the series moves into the more recent history of the Royal Family and focuses on the royals in the 1990s. 

It has been suggested that the fifth season The Crown could be 'painful' for the Royal Family as the season looks at the fire at Windsor Castle and it will explore Princess Diana's infamous Panorama interview - despite the fact the BBC has vowed to 'never' to screen it again.

The Crown Season 5 trailer has been released and shows the new stars stepping into the roles of key members of the Royal Family. In the new series, Dominic West will take over from Josh O'Connor and play Prince Charles, Elizabeth Debecki will take over from Emma Corrin and play Princess Diana.

Imelda Staunton will be taking over as the Queen, taking over from Olivia Colman, and Jonathan Pryce will take over from Tobias Menzies as Prince Philip. Lesley Manville will also portray Princess Margaret, following on from Helena Bonham Carter's portrayal in season 3 and 4.

The fifth season will be released in the UK and US on November 9 2022 and will be available to view in its entirety on Netflix.

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