In its 23 years of service, Netflix has removed only nine pieces of content due to government censorship. Netflix now came up with a latest web series, The Crown S2 that has somehow been a li’l contentious last week.
Britain’s Culture Secretary, Oliver Dowden, in his opinion, thinks Netflix Television Series The Crown should come up with a disclaimer: It’s a work of Fiction.
“It’s a beautifully produced work of fiction, so as with other TV productions, Netflix should be very clear at the beginning it is just that,” he told The Mail on Sunday.
He further added “Without this, I fear a generation of viewers who did not live through these events may mistake fiction for fact.”
The cast have made clear in interviews The Crown uses artistic license, with Emma Corrin telling talk-show host Tamron Hall this month: “Peter Morgan scripts are works of fiction.” If the portrayal of any series is about someone, then people must give a look to the fact that the show will revolve around their lives.
Hovering amidst the controversies, the season two of the series, The Crown is exceedingly applauded by the viewers.
Let’s dive in to find out the facts that made Princess Diana so doting to people from The Crown.
She wanted to be a ballerina, but her height brought her a disadvantage. Diana studied ballet and wanted to become a professional, but grew too tall to continue. Her height was an impressive 5 feet 10 inches. Diana’s ballet teacher Anne Allan spoke about her time with the princess in 2017, saying “she had dance in her soul. I realized the pure enjoyment that it gave her. She loved the freeness of being able to move and dance… I could see it helped to alleviate her emotional life.”
Diana married Prince Charles in 1981. She was the first royal bride to have a paying job until becoming engaged to an heir. The Duchess of Cambridge was also the first royal bride to have a university degree.
Her wedding gown broke records! The gown is said to have over 10,000 pearls and a 25-foot-long train, one of the longest royal trains the world had ever seen.
Diana broke several stereotypes right from the start. She started a new practice when she omitted the tradition of saying she would “obey” her husband in her vows. Instead, she promised to ”love him, comfort him, honor and keep him, in sickness and in health.” Years later, Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle followed suit and kept “obey” out of their own vows during their wedding ceremonies.
Another royal tradition that Princess Diana brought a change to was giving birth in a hospital. It was royal practice for heirs of the throne to be born at home. Prince William was the first future monarch to be born in a hospital. Diana gave birth to both William and Harry at St. Mary’s Hospital.
Unlike other royals who kept their interaction with the general public customary, Diana always wrote a thank you card. She wrote one for anyone that gave her a gift. She reportedly wrote thank you notes to several people who brought gifts to Prince William after his birth. In recent times, some of her handwritten letters were auctioned off for anywhere between $2,000 to $20,000, depending on the content of the note.
With no internet to break at that time, Diana made history in April 1987 when she was photographed shaking an HIV patient’s hand without wearing gloves. The photo helped spread the message of HIV awareness and educate the public’s perception of the illness. She also opened the UK’s first HIV/Aids unit at London Middlesex Hospital that specifically treated patients infected with the virus.
The Duchess of Cambridge raised millions for charity by auctioning her dresses, just a few months before she passed away. Diana held an auction of 79 of her most iconic dresses to raise money for AIDS and cancer charities.
One of the most well-known dresses sold was the “Travolta dress,” a velvet blue gown that Princess Diana wore at a gala at the White House, where she danced with John Travolta.
Not just People’s Princess, Princess Diana became one of the most popular royals in modern history, a worldwide phenomenon called “Diana fever”, in a short span of time.
Eager to meet with people of all ages and backgrounds while traveling, Diana refused to wear gloves when meeting people, which was typically customary for royals.
In Andrew Morton’s book, “Diana: Her True Story,” the Princess of Wales had opened up about her mental health and struggle with bulimia as a result of her troubled marriage and complicated relationship with the press, who would often make comments on her appearance.
Diana met with Mother Teresa several times. Ironically, Mother Teresa’s death on September 6, 1997, was somewhat overshadowed by the news surrounding Diana’s funeral(she passed away on 31st August, the same year). Diana was buried with a set of rosary beads given to her by Mother Teresa.
Right after her death Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund was created and $150 million in donations were received in the following week. This fund continues to support many causes that were important to her during her lifetime.
Among many charities supported by Princess Diana was the International Campaign to Ban Landmines. This effort won a Nobel Peace Prize a few months after her death. She left behind a legacy and several broken hearts who are still reeling from her untimely death. The furor that she created with her charity work and other things is so significant that discussions and debates around the same are forever blazing.