The Crown season 6 first look photographs depict Princess Diana’s final days with her sons Prince William and Harry, as well as boyfriend Dodi Fayed.
The sixth and final season of the Netflix drama series will begin next month, with notable events such as Tony Blair’s presidency, Diana, Princess of Wales’ death, Prince William and Kate Middleton’s early relationship, and Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles’ wedding all set to feature.
The worldwide streamer has teased a plethora of first-look photographs ahead of the final installment’s release, opening with Diana, played by Elizabeth Debicki, aboard a boat belonging to Salim Daw’s business mogul Mohamed Al Fayed.
Al Fayed had asked Diana and her sons to join him on his boat, along with his film producer son Dodi (Khalid Abdalla), where they were trailed by photographers.
The first look images included a sad image of Al Fayed in an armchair, as well as Diana in the sunshine with William (Rufus Kampa) and Harry, played by Fflyn Edwards in Part One of the drama, and the Princess in a car with Fayed.
In another teaser shot, the two princes are shown with their father, who is dressed in a dark green kilt suit and wielding a shepherd’s crook.
Reflecting in April about playing Diana: ‘I think it’s a really unique challenge as an actor, to portray those days.
‘I really just trusted in Peter’s emotional blueprint that he created for us to follow.
‘It’s his interpretation and I think it made emotional sense to me, so I clung to that. Because, obviously, it’s devastating and it’s fraught and we can never know.’
Backlash has greeted Princess Diana’s purported themes, including the choice to reveal ‘distressing’ sequences relating to the horrific Paris tragedy that killed her in 1997.
It is also said that she would emerge as a ghost in later scenes, when she will have an emotional reconciliation with a heartbroken Charles (Dominic West), whom she will tell how ‘handsome’ he is and how much she loved him while he weeps with sorrow.
The fictitious moment comes after Charles is shown grieving over her body in a Paris hospital mortuary.
The iconic royal drama will also see Imelda Staunton return as Queen Elizabeth II, who confessed in season 6 that she felt’more comfortable’ playing the late queen.
Imelda, who took the role over from Olivia Colman and Claire Foy to play the Queen, said: ‘I’ve been living with her for a long time so, if anything, I felt more comfortable this time.
‘I love her stillness and her ability to not be thrown by everything that must have constantly – throughout her whole life – gone on around her.’
Dominic, meanwhile, said King Charles has a real ‘sadness and compassion’ about him, adding: ‘What’s great about The Crown is that you see these public figures in private.’
The Wire actor continued: ‘I suspect in private he’s quite emotional, well that’s the way I played him anyway… I think, hopefully, what comes out is compassionate but relatively well balanced.’
‘I talked to a lot of people who have met him because he’s met a lot of people, he’s met probably more than anyone except the Queen and Prince Philip. Almost everyone has extremely warm, kind things to say about him.’
The Crown season 6 part 1 premieres on Netflix on November 16, while part 2 will be available from December 14.
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