It’s not a documentary! Princess Diana’s story line on season 5 of The Crown wasn’t entirely accurate — especially when it came to her Panorama interview, a royal expert exclusively reveals to Us Weekly.“Look, it’s drama.
It’s fiction that’s somewhat based on fact,” royal expert Nick Bullen tells Us of the Netflix series’ latest installment, which premiered in November.The True Royalty TV editor in chief explains that the Martin Bashir interview, which originally took place with Diana in 1995, wasn’t depicted as truthful as possible on The Crown.“Virtually all of it was — certainly — sort of widened the mark,” Bullen says of the two-episode arc. “I think they didn’t even go far enough in looking at how Bashir got the interview.
I mean, they sort of touched on it, you know, it was incredibly fraudulent what went on there.”Diana made headlines in 1995 after sitting down with Bashir for Panorama’s tell-all interview.
During the conversation, the princess spoke candidly about her relationship with King Charles III following their 1992 separation. (The duo finalized their divorce in 1996, one year before Diana was killed in a car crash in Paris.) Bashir died in 2009.In November 2020, Diana’s oldest son, Prince William, spoke out in support of BBC’s investigation onto Bashir’s questionable tactics while interviewing the late royal.Read more on usmagazine.com