So far, no member of the royal family has commented publicly on the veracity of the film, but Princess Diana’s bodyguard, Ken wharfe, spoke to People on what it was really like to spend the holidays with the Windsors, revealing: “It was purgatory for [Diana]. “
According to Wharfe, who was Diana’s bodyguard from 1988 to 1993, the late royal preferred spending time with household staff rather than family. He explained that she “limited herself to spending time in the kitchen with the chef or with people like me, in the hope that the time would pass and that she could return to London”.
Spencer shows how Diana spent one of her last Christmases with the royals before finally choosing to divorce prince charles. In the film, she discusses this difficult decision with her dresser, Maggie (Sally hawkins).
Maggie is believed to be based on the real-life stylist Anna harvey, although Wharfe said: “In my experience, Diana has never confided in her dressers once.”
Overall, Wharfe seems impressed with Stewart’s impersonation of Diana, even though the film isn’t an accurate description of that weekend of 1991.
âOf all the people who have played Diana over the past 10 years, she is the closest to her,â he said. “She managed to perfect her manners.”
Prior to Stewart, Diana was portrayed by Naomi Watts, Emma Corrin and one a handful of other actresses. Elizabeth debicki will join this growing roster of stars when season five of The crown premieres on Netflix in 2022.
Fans got some glimpses of the Australian actress filming the show alongside Dominica West, who plays Prince Charles. And while these are only photos, Royal Watchers are in awe of Debicki’s appearance, especially in the so-called “revenge robe “ that Diana wore to a Vanity Show fundraiser for the Serpentine Gallery in Kensington Gardens in 1994.
That being said, those who knew Princess Diana weren’t so happy with the portrayal of her later years. The close friend of the late royal Jemima Khan recently said The temperature which is no longer work on The crown because she feels that the writers are not treating the Paris car accident “with as much respect or compassion as I had hoped”.
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