The hit drama from Netflix based on the British monarchy under the rule of the late Queen Elizabeth II hits our screens today.
The long-awaited season 5 covers Britain in the 1990s and follows the marriage and divorce of then-Prince Charles and Princess Diana.
The series is too set to portray Martin Bashir’s controversial interview with the then Princess of Wales.
That interview was the subject of an investigation last year that found deception was used to win the interview.
As the popular drama hits our screens today, many viewers will be left wondering what facts are true about the late princess.
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When did Princess Diana die?
Princess Diana tragically died in a traffic accident in August 1997. The accident occurred in the Pont de l’Alma tunnel in Paris, France, killing her, her partner and her driver.
Diana was just 36 years old when she died, celebrating her last birthday on July 1, 1997.
Who was Dodi Fayed?
Dodi Fayed was Princess Diana’s partner and he too died in the accident. He was 42 years old when he died.
Fayed was an Egyptian film producer and son of billionaire Mohamed Al Fayed, who formerly owned Harrods department store in London.
How did the nation react to Princess Diana’s death?
Diana’s death sparked a wave of grief around the world, but especially in the UK.
Her funeral took place in Westminster Abbey and was attended by 2,000 people. Thousands more lined the streets that day, and the televised service was watched by an estimated 2.5 billion people.
Her funeral was not a state funeral, but a ceremonial one, similar to that of the Queen Mother in 2002.
Is The Crown a true story?
The crown was increasingly criticized for its depiction of events involving the royal family.
Last month, Netflix included a disclaimer in the description of its YouTube trailer for The Crown’s fifth series, saying the production was a “fictional dramatization” and “inspired by real events.”
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