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Netflix workers were ‘very uncomfortable’ filming Diana’s funeral

The Crown: Diana portrayal 'unnerving' says Paul Burrell

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Workers on the popular Netflix drama show The Crown felt “very uncomfortable” over filming scenes for the funeral of Princess Diana, it has emerged. Speaking of the set, one insider told The Sun: “The bosses went way over the top to chase ratings.”

The insider added: “They actually made Elizabeth [Debicki] climb into a coffin and play dead as Diana.”

They added: “Everyone was very uncomfortable doing the shoot.

“It is obscene and should be banned from broadcast.”

Speaking of the scene, they added: “Viewers will see a French priest administrating the last rites for Diana as she is pronounced deceased.”

“Prince Charles – played by Dominic West – enters the room and is in flood of tears.

“In his hysteria he notices that Diana is missing an earring. It is all he can focus on as grief envelops him.

“Charles tells French officials, ‘You’ve got to find that earring. She loved that earring,’ in terribly upsetting scenes.”

Describing the scenes as “frantic”, with real surgeons being bought in and “blood everywhere”, the witness claimed that cast members were “visibly upset at what they were being asked to do”.

The insider also spoke of Diana’s two sons, who were only 15 and 12 at the time of their late mother’s death.

They said: “Prince William and Harry never saw their mother dead in a coffin and they shouldn’t have to watch this. Nor should the British public.”

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The insider added: “Many believe that a fuss should be made [about the scene] to protect Wills and Harry, in particular, from more upset.”

The sixth season is currently listed to be the final season of The Crown.

The season, which is currently in production, is expected to be released by Netflix in 2023.

It is the only season of the series to be produced following the death of Queen Elizabeth II in September.

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Princess Diana died in a car crash in Paris on August 31, 1997.

The late Princess was only 36 at the time of her tragic death and her funeral took place on September 6, 1997.

Diana and Charles’ divorce was finalised in 1996, just one year before her death.

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