With the last episodes covering some of the most turbulent periods of the monarchy, fans of “The Crown” are awaiting the release of the highly anticipated final season of the popular Netflix drama on Queen Elizabeth II’s life.
Five of the ten episodes from the sixth and final season of the show will be released on Thursday, and the other episodes will be available on December 14.
The series most famously features the death of Princess Diana on August 31, 1997, an event that rocked the British monarchy to its foundations.
A trailer for the new season, which will recount the last weeks of Diana’s life after her tumultuous divorce from the current King Charles III up to her death, shows the princess (Elizabeth Debicki) overwhelmed by media attention.
“You have finally managed to turn everything upside down in this house it’s nothing less than a revolution,” the queen says to the princess, who replies that this was never her intention.
Photographers were after Diana when her BMW struck a pillar in Paris’ Alma Tunnel, killing both the 36-year-old princess and her lover, wealthy Egyptian heir Dodi Al-Fayed.
There was a huge public outpouring of grief after Diana’s passing. After her daughter-in-law passed away, the queen faced harsh criticism for not expressing her sadness sooner. Prime Minister Tony Blair had referred to her as “the people’s princess.”
Diana, courted by celebrities and the media, became well-known worldwide for her compassion for HIV/AIDS and landmine victims. She continues to be regarded as a saint even after more than 25 years.
Part of the reason people still remember her is that Camilla, the despised “other woman” in her marriage, is currently Charles’s queen.