'The Crown': Why Prince William May Intervene Before The New Season
The British Royal Family is not resting after the results of an investigation into Princess Diana's BBC interview. After the late Princess of Wales was recently the focus of much press attention, Prince William may now be setting his sights on media like The Crown.
The headlines from the British Royal Family won't be going away anytime soon.
First there was Prince Harry's big interview with Oprah Winfrey, and then it was revealed that Princess Diana was deceived into doing her Panorama interview from 1995. Now, Prince William may have had enough.
Prince William targeting The Crown over Princess Diana?
Though Prince William targeted the BBC in his response to the investigation of Diana's interview, insiders say he wants to prevent any media from continuing to profit from his late mother's name.
A palace insider told the Daily Mail: "If there are any plans to continue to commercialise and exploit this, not just by the BBC but by any other outlets – upcoming episodes of The Crown, or whoever it might be – that would be of deep concern to him."
Shooting of The Crown season 5 begins this summer, and the plot is expected to revolve around the years 1991 to 1997. This could make the season heavily focused on Diana's BBC interview and, possibly, her tragic death in 1997.
We'll see if Prince William takes action on the Netflix series before it airs another season of family drama between Princess Diana and Prince Charles, as it did in season 4.
Actress Elizabeth Debicki is lined up to portray Diana in the new season.