Netflix’s smash-hit series The Crown is said to have filmed a watershed Princess Diana scene just a stone’s throw from where her son Prince William lives with his family
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The Crown is reported to have filmed an iconic Princess Diana scene in Prince William’s ‘front garden’.
The show recreated the moment when Princess Diana broke royal protocol wearing an off-the-shoulder black dress after Prince Charles admitted he was unfaithful.
A shot of actress Elizabeth Debicki, who plays the Princess of Wales in the series, was released in which she can be seen stepping out of a car wearing Diana’s ‘revenge dress’.
According to The Sun, The Crown’s producers had the actress recreate the scene at the exact spot inside Kensington Gardens, which is just 800 metres from the home Prince William shares with Kate and their three children.
A source told the publication: “They could have chosen any location to recreate this scene, but they opted to select a spot which can almost be viewed by William from his bedroom window.
“Just imagine if he had seen. There’s also likely to be questions asked about how any permission was given to use a royal park to film a drama which the Royal Family has been so deeply unhappy about.
“But even more bewildering is the fact The Crown was allowed to film in a park which is also the home of Prince William.”
The Mirror has contacted The Crown’s reps for comment.
The fifth series of the controversial show will follow the divorce of Charles and Diana, the fallout following her death in 1997 and the Queen’s 1992 “annus horribilis”.
Prince William is reportedly unhappy with the depiction of his family in The Crown and believes his parents are being “exploited to make money.”
There have been reports that The Royal Family have been informed that they’re within their rights to sue Netflix over their representation in hit show The Crown.
Friends of the Royal Family, many of whom are featured in the series, spoke to the Queen’s lawyers who revealed that they had grounds for legal action.
The Sun reports that those worried about their own depictions in the fifth series sought advice from the Queen’s favoured law firms Farrer & Co and Harbottle & Lewis.
They were reportedly informed that they are entitled to sue the show’s makers.
The friends of the Firm chose to share this advice with the Royal Family, which gives them the chance to take action.
A source told the outlet: “Friends of the Royal Family sought legal advice.”
When contacted by The Mirror a spokesperson for the Palace declined to comment
Series five of the Netflix hit show is being filmed across the UK and is expected to be available to stream from next November.
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