The Crown Tribute to Princess Diana: In the upcoming sixth and final season of The Crown, creator Peter Morgan aims to give Princess Diana a unique and sensitive portrayal. Addressing rumors about Diana’s “ghost” appearing on screen, Morgan clarified in an interview that he envisioned Diana’s presence as more of a vivid memory than a traditional supernatural manifestation.
“I never imagined it as Diana’s ‘ghost’ in the traditional sense,” explained Morgan. “It was her continuing to live vividly in the minds of those she has left behind. Diana was unique, and I suppose that’s what inspired me to find a unique way of representing her. She deserved special treatment narratively.”
The series, known for its meticulous historical depictions, notably refrains from depicting the tragic moment of Diana’s death in a car crash in 1997. Morgan emphasized that this incident was never going to be shown on screen: “Oh, God, we were never going to show the crash. Never.”
The upcoming season, set to be released in a split format, will explore the aftermath of Diana’s death. Part 1, consisting of four episodes, will delve into the events surrounding her tragic end. Meanwhile, Part 2, comprising six episodes, will conclude multiple storylines, depicting Queen Elizabeth’s reflections on her reign and the future of the monarchy. Additionally, it will follow Prince Charles and Camilla as they progress in their relationship, and explore the budding romance between Prince William and Kate Middleton during their university days at the University of St. Andrews.
Netflix’s Chief Content Officer, Bela Bajaria, praised Morgan’s exceptional storytelling, stating that he expertly weaved the various narratives together, leaving viewers with a powerful and emotionally resonant ending. As The Crown bids farewell this fall, it promises to honor the queen’s entire reign, bringing a captivating saga to its conclusion.