Prince William 'furious' over Netflix's refusal to drop Princess Diana interview from The Crown season 5

King Charles and Prince William will be shown reacting to Princess Diana's interview with the BBC in the fifth season of 'The Crown'

Prince William to be 'furious' over Netflix's refusal to drop Princess Diana interview from The Crown Series 5
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Prince William will be 'furious' with Netflix for its refusal to pull the recreation of Princess Diana's BBC interview from The Crown season 5, according to an inside source.

Prince William will be 'furious' over The Crown's recreation of Princess Diana's interview with the BBC in its upcoming series, a royal expert has warned. 

Season Five of the Netflix royal drama will include scenes of the Princess of Wales appearing on the controversial 1995 Panorama episode, in which she spoke about King Charles III's relationship with Camilla Parker Bowles during their doomed marriage in public for the first time. 

The highly-anticipated recreation will take place over the course of two episodes, with just over four minutes of screen time being dedicated to the interview. 

It's understood that Princess Diana, who is played by Elizabeth Debicki in The Crown season 5, will deliver the infamous line, "Well there were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded" in the interview. She will also share her doubts over her ex-husband's ability to be King, telling Bashir that Charles was "always conflicted" about the "demanding and suffocating role". The prince is then shown snapping, "What the hell is she doing?" as he watches the interview from home. 

A young Prince William will also be shown watching the Panorama special from his boarding school, Eton College, where is asked by a teacher if he is alright. The 13-year-old replies, "Yes, I'm fine," before getting up to walk away. 

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"William will be furious," Ingrid Seward, Editor-in-Chief of Majesty magazine told The Sun. "He said his piece when he said it should never be aired again. This is his mother and her memory they are doing this to." 

The royal expert went on to condemn that interview, which was subject to an inquiry led by Lord Dyson in 2021, as lacking 'credibility'. "Everyone knows it has no legitimacy now," she explained. 

'It must be very frustrating as he can’t say any more because it will just give Netflix more publicity.

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"Charles will think they can say whatever they want about him but leave Harry and William out of it. He won’t give a stuff about how he comes across but just don’t attack his sons this way." 

Prince William publicly condemned Martin Bashir's interview with Diana in May 2021, claiming that his mother had been 'failed by a rogue reporter' and by 'leaders at the BBC'. He also blamed the interview for fuelling Diana's 'fear, paranoia and isolation' and for worsening his parents' relationship, insisting that it should never be aired again. 

Emma Dooney
Lifestyle News Writer

Hailing from the lovely city of Dublin, Emma mainly covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health and wellness feature. Always up for a good conversation, she has a passion for interviewing everyone from A-list celebrities to the local GP - or just about anyone who will chat to her, really.

Emma holds an MA in International Journalism from City, University of London, and a BA in English Literature from Trinity College Dublin.