Prince William ‘will be enraged after The Crown filmed Diana scene 800 yards from his bedroom’


Prince William ‘will be enraged after The Crown filmed Princess Diana revenge dress scene only 800 yards from his Kensington Palace bedroom’ sources claim

  • The Crown filmed in Kensington Gardens, 800 yards from William’s bedroom
  • The Netflix series recreated Princess Diana’s ‘revenge dress’ moment from 1994
  • Incident came after Prince Charles admitted adultery with Camilla on television
  • TV insiders said it was likely to anger William who has already slammed the show 
  • The Crown’s fifth series will also cover Diana’s death, 1995 interview with Bashir


Prince William ‘will be enraged after The Crown filmed Princess Diana revenge dress scene only 800 yards from his Kensington Palace bedroom’, sources have claimed.

The Netflix series recreated the evening Princess Diana, played by Elizabeth Debicki, stepped out in an off the shoulder, tight black dress in a break with royal protocol after Prince Charles admitted to adultery on television. 

The scene was filmed in the same spot in Kensington Gardens that Diana arrived at a dinner at the Serpentine Gallery in 1994 – a  position that can almost be viewed from Prince William’s bedroom and is only 800 yards away, the Sun reported.  

Industry insiders have claimed William will be ‘enraged’ by the decision. ‘They could have chosen any location to recreate the scene, but they opted to select a spot which can almost be viewed by William from his bedroom window.’         

The high-profile fifth series of The Crown is set to feature controversial issues such as the divorce of Prince Charles and Princess Diana, the fallout from Diana’s death and and entire episode dedicated to Martin Bashir’s 1995 interview with Diana.  

The source added: ‘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.’

It is thought the scene, which was filmed in the exact same spot in Kensington Gardens – a position that can almost be viewed from Prince William’s bedroom – will enrage the heir

Princess Diana at the Serpentine Gallery at Kensington Gardens in 1994

The Crown's Elizabeth Debicki recreating the iconic 1994 scene for the upcoming series

The Netflix series recreated the evening Princess Diana, (left) played by Elizabeth Debicki, (right, recreating the scene) stepped out in her ‘revenge dress’ after Prince Charles admitted to adultery on television

The series, with a release date of November 2022, has been seen as potentially explosive, especially as many viewers believe the show to be a documentary rather than a drama. 

It comes after it emerged last week the Royal Family could have grounds to sue Netflix over their portrayal in The Crown, after friends of The Firm sought their own legal advice. 

Worried about how they themselves are likely to be portrayed in the upcoming fifth series, close friends of the Royal Family reportedly approached law firms Farrer & Co and Harbottle & Lewis.

The response they received was that they may have legal grounds to sue The Crown’s creators, paving the way for the Royal Family to make a similar claim. 

The Royal Family could have grounds to sue Netflix over their portrayal in The Crown, after friends of the firm sought their own legal advice

The Royal Family could have grounds to sue Netflix over their portrayal in The Crown, after friends of the firm sought their own legal advice

Worried about how they are likely to be portrayed in the upcoming fifth series, close friends of the Royal Family reportedly approached law firms Farrer & Co and Harbottle & Lewis. Pictred: Imelda Staunton as the Queen in the upcoming series

Worried about how they are likely to be portrayed in the upcoming fifth series, close friends of the Royal Family reportedly approached law firms Farrer & Co and Harbottle & Lewis. Pictred: Imelda Staunton as the Queen in the upcoming series

The high-profile fifth series of The Crown is set to feature controversial issues such as the divorce of Prince Charles and Princess Diana, the fallout from Diana's death and and entire episode dedicated to Martin Bashir's 1995 interview with Diana. Pictured: Elizabeth Debicki as Diana in series five

The high-profile fifth series of The Crown is set to feature controversial issues such as the divorce of Prince Charles and Princess Diana, the fallout from Diana’s death and and entire episode dedicated to Martin Bashir’s 1995 interview with Diana. Pictured: Elizabeth Debicki as Diana in series five

In an attempt to combat this confusion, the Government previously requested showrunners to include a disclaimer, but such a message has not been included by the show yet.  

Earlier this year, in August, the Queen was reportedly ‘ordering’ officials to plan a legal fightback against the Duke and Duchess of Sussex following their bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey.

Sources say the ‘exasperated’ Queen told palace officials to ‘lawyer up’ with libel experts after ‘repeated attacks’ on the Royal Family from the US-based Sussexes.

It followed claims made in the interview that an unnamed royal had raised concerns over their son Archie’s skin colour before his birth. 

Days later Buckingham Palace released a statement saying ‘recollections may vary’ in response to allegations.

But the row was reignited after it was revealed in a chapter of Finding Freedom that a source had accused the royals of ‘failing to own’ their part in the fallout.

Sources close to the Queen previously told the Sun that the feeling ‘coming right from the top’ was that ‘enough is enough’.

Earlier this year, in August, the Queen was reportedly 'ordering' officials to plan a legal fightback against the Duke and Duchess of Sussex following their bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey

 Earlier this year, in August, the Queen was reportedly ‘ordering’ officials to plan a legal fightback against the Duke and Duchess of Sussex following their bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey

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