The Crown kept true to its promise that the actual crash itself would not be seen—but that doesn’t mean that other senses aren’t involved in the harrowing moment of impact.
“William and Harry do not want to witness that again,” Burrell said, per OK. “It’s a nightmare that keeps revolving and coming back to haunt them. So they don’t want to see it. I’m surprised they’re actually including it.”
He continued “I find the whole scene of Diana’s death portrayed in a fictional TV show to be grotesque. I can’t watch that—it’s too graphic and too much. It’s going to upset a lot of people. I find this very difficult, this series. I don’t know if I can watch it. I am going to be critical. I do think the princess was misunderstood. The Diana I knew was a fighter, and she fought for her boys.”
Burrell also took offense to the portrayal of Queen Elizabeth, who is seen in this season being very critical of Diana—which seems out of character to those who knew her.
“I knew the Queen very well, and I know she would not want to be portrayed like that,” Burrell said. “She was a warm, kind, loving Gran, and she was the beating heart of our nation.”
Diana’s eldest son, Prince William, has reportedly never watched The Crown; her younger son, Prince Harry, has watched in the past he refuses (understandably) to watch this season.
“If Prince William or Prince Harry were to comment on this, it would make headlines, and even more people would watch it than they intended to.”