"The Crown": Princess Diana's last days are filmed

The long-awaited fifth season of "The Crown" is coming to Netflix soon.

"The Crown": Princess Diana's last days are filmed

The long-awaited fifth season of "The Crown" is coming to Netflix soon. Meanwhile, filming for the sixth season is in full swing. The last days in the life of Princess Diana (1961-1997) are currently being filmed. Actress Elizabeth Debicki, 32, was spotted wearing a costume similar to the outfit Diana wore the day before her fatal accident on August 31, 1997, according to media reports.

Photos from the Barcelona set show Debicki in a silver gray pantsuit. The actress wears a black T-shirt underneath, and dark sunglasses cover her eyes. Khalid Abdalla (40) was also spotted filming. The British-Egyptian actor embodies the businessman Dodi Al-Fayed (1955-1997), with whom Diana spent the last months of her life. Diana, Dodi and driver Henri Paul died in a car accident in Paris on August 31, 1997.

The sixth season of "The Crown" should not show the accident itself. At least not at the moment of impact. A Netflix spokesman told The Sun. According to the British newspaper, there had previously been displeasure among the employees on the set in Paris. Parts of the team found the depiction of the accident problematic.

Shortly before the start of the fifth season on November 9th on Netflix, "The Crown" is being criticized like never before. Among other things, Oscar winner Judi Dench (87) accuses the series of mixing facts and fiction without pointing it out. The closer the events shown are to the present, the more voices are increasing that the streaming service should use a text panel to indicate that the creators have taken various artistic liberties in depicting the British royal family. At least in the case of the new trailer for the fifth season, this has now happened.

The disclaimer on the German-language Netflix YouTube channel reads as follows: "This true-event-inspired drama series tells the fictional story of Queen Elizabeth II and portrays the political and personal ups and downs of her reign." This sentence makes it clear in two respects that "The Crown" does not claim to be one hundred percent biographical truthfulness.

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