THE Crown has ignored heartfelt pleas from Prince William not to exploit the notorious Panorama interview with his mum — and has even put made-up quotes in her mouth.
A young وليام is shown watching the interview, and being asked by a teacher if he is all right.
أبوه تشارلز is shown yelling as he watches, then crying.
It was thought that streaming giant Netflix had slashed the length of the recreation to tiny snippets lasting just seconds.
في الحقيقة, producers have taken the most inflammatory parts of الاميرة ديانا’s hour-long 1995 interview and condensed them into a segment lasting four minutes, 23 ثواني.
They include Diana referencing the “crowded marriage” she endured while Charles was having an affair with Camilla Parker Bowles.
She also says she wants to be “a Queen in people’s hearts” but does not think she will ever be queen herself.
An investigation later found interviewer Martin Bashir used forgery and deception to gain access to the Princess.
But in a move that will spark widespread fury the streaming giant has exaggerated the language and made up huge sections of conversation.
الأكثر قراءة في الشمس
Ingrid Seward, editor-in-chief of Majesty Magazine and friend of Diana, الذي مات في 1997, قالت: “William will be furious. He said his piece when he said it should never be aired again.
“This is his mother and her memory they are doing this to.
“It must be very frustrating as he can’t say any more because it will just give Netflix more publicity.
“They should have listened to him. The interview has no credibility after the investigation. Everyone knows it has no legitimacy now.
“Charles will think they can say whatever they want about him but leave Harry and William out of it.
“He won’t give a stuff about how he comes across but just don’t attack his sons this way.”
The show’s tweaks and fabrications lay the blame for Diana’s plight squarely at the feet of the then Prince of Wales, and make the Princess, لعبت من قبل Elizabeth Debicki, sound more sympathetic.
تشارلز, لعبت من قبل Dominic West, is seen yelling and swearing during the interview, as the Princess casts doubt on his ability to be King.
The scene ends with him breaking down in tears as Camilla watches on helplessly by his side.
The two episodes feature scenes with Prince William as a young boy and include the moment he sees his mother’s interview on TV while he was a pupil at Eton.
He is seen being asked by his schoolmaster if he is all right.
Visibly upset he says, “I’m fine” then walks away from the TV before the interview has ended.
FOUR OF SHOW’S FIBS
HERE are four times Diana’s words was elaborated upon in the show:
Discussing postnatal depression:
التاج: “It gave people a marvellous new label to pin on me: I was crazy, should be sent to a home.”
الواقع: “It gave everybody a wonderful new label — Diana’s unstable and Diana’s mentally unbalanced.”
Discussing never being Queen:
التاج: “I don’t envisage myself ever being queen, لا. I don’t think many people will be calling for that, when I say people I mean those at the top, on my husband’s side.”
الواقع: “I don’t think many people will want me to be Queen. في الحقيقة, when I say many people I mean the establishment that I married into.”
On battling to the end:
التاج: “I didn’t just marry into a family, I married into a system. But I’ll battle ’til the end.”
الواقع: “I’ll fight to the end, as I believe that I have a role to fulfil, and I’ve got two children to bring up.”
On feelings post separation:
التاج: “I don’t speak with bitterness or anger, but sorrow.”
الواقع: “Deep, profound sadness.”
It is known that young William, now the Prince of Wales, was humiliated by the revelations about his parents’ private life being played out in public.
A spokesman for William did not want to comment last night.
But it is understood that the Prince made his feelings clear in a statement last April, accusing the programme of fuelling his mother’s paranoia and worsening his parents’ marriage.
He had said: “It is my view that the deceitful way the interview was obtained substantially influenced what my mother said. The interview was a major contribution to making my parents’ relationship worse and has since hurt countless others.
“It is my firm view that this Panorama programme holds no legitimacy and should never be aired again. It effectively established a false narrative which, for over a quarter of a century, has been commercialised by the BBC and others.”
Netflix said: “Season five of التاج will dramatise events surrounding the Panorama interview, given the pivotal part it played during the time period the series covers.
“It will reflect what we now know about how the interview was obtained and how Diana was treated. The interview is not recreated in full.”
THE CROWN’S VERSION
بشير: Your Royal Highness, do you genuinely believe that members of the royal household have been out to get you?
ديانا: When I separated from the Prince of Wales I was seen as problem number one, the first of my kind.
بشير: When your first son was born, that must have been a very happy moment?
ديانا: When William was born I became unwell with postnatal depression. I just wanted to stay in bed all day. I was in a very dark place.
بشير: Did you reach out for help?
ديانا: I suppose if you’re the first person in a family to ever feel low then it’s pretty hard to get the support you need, so you suffer alone.
بشير: What impact did the illness have on your marriage?
ديانا: Well it gave people a marvellous new label to pin on me . . . that I was crazy, should be sent to a home. But what better way to break down a personality than by isolating it.
بشير: Your husband is said to have rekindled his relationship with Mrs Camilla Parker Bowles around 1986, did this continue to the breakdown of your marriage?
ديانا: Well there were three of us in this marriage, لذلك كان مزدحمًا بعض الشيء (smirks). Was I devastated? نعم. Did I feel like a failure? Mmm (إيماءات).
بشير: Reflecting back you say the Royal Family has effectively given up on you? Why do you think that is?
ديانا: Because I don’t do things the way they do. Because I want to connect with people emotionally and comfort them in distress.
بشير: And this isn’t something that the Royal Family provides?
ديانا: You have to remember I didn’t just marry into a family I married into a system. But I won’t go quietly. I’ll battle till the end.
بشير: What impact do you think the breakdown of your marriage had on Prince William?
ديانا: نحن سوف, he’s a boy that’s a serious thinker so it’s hard to know the impact just yet, we’ll have to wait a few years to see.
Schoolmaster talking to William at Eton: You all right?
وليام: Yes I’m fine (gets up and moves away from TV)
بشير: Do you believe Prince Charles will be King?
ديانا: Who knows what fate will bring, it’s a very demanding and suffocating role and Charles was always conflicted about it . . .
Prince Charles seen standing up as he watches TV and says: “Oh God.”
ديانا: . . . because I know him so well, I would think that the top job would put big limits on him and I’m not sure how he’d cope with that.
تشارلز (الصراخ): What the hell is she doing?!
بشير: Some might view this as you taking revenge on the Prince of Wales . . .
ديانا: But I don’t speak with bitterness or anger, but sorrow, because our marriage has failed.
Charles seen holding head crying…
بشير: Do you think you will ever be Queen?
ديانا: I’d like to be a queen of people’s hearts, in people’s hearts. But I don’t envisage myself ever being queen of this country, لا. I don’t think many people will be calling for that, when I say people I mean those at the top, on my husband’s side, because they’ve decided I’m an issue, full stop. A liability. But someone’s got to go out on to the streets and give people the love that they need.
بشير: Your Royal Highness, شكرا لك.