‘The Crown’ begins filming events leading up to Princess Diana’s fatal car crash

“The Crown” has begun filming the events leading up to Princess Diana’s tragic death in Paris.

On Tuesday night, the Netflix show was seen shooting in the tunnel near the Pont de l’Alma in Paris, where Princess Diana died in a car accident in 1997. She was accompanied by her boyfriend, Dodi Al-Fayed, as they fled the paparazzi.

The streamer previously confirmed that season six “will not depict the crash.” In a statement to the New York Daily News, Netflix said it “will be scenes covering the lead-up to and [the] aftermath.”

In the photos, a car is seen transporting Elizabeth Debicki, who portrays Diana, with what appears to be paparazzi surrounding the vehicle. Al-Fayed is portrayed by Khalid Abdalla.

Photographers chase Princess Diana's car in a scene from Netflix "The crown."

Photographers chase Princess Diana’s car in a scene from Netflix’s “The Crown.”
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It has been reported that the production team were reportedly “on edge” to film Diana’s death.

“We’ve been dreading getting to this point,” a source told Deadline earlier this month.

Princess Diana and Dodi Al-Fayed died in a car crash while fleeing paparazzi in August 1997. Netflix recreates the events leading up to the tragedy and the aftermath in its "The crown" series.

Princess Diana and Dodi Al-Fayed died in a car crash while fleeing paparazzi in August 1997. Netflix recreates the events leading up to the tragedy and the aftermath in its “The Crown” series.
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“The countdown is two weeks, and as we calmly proceed, it’s fair to acknowledge that there’s some anxiety, a palpable sense of being a little bit on edge. I mean, there’s bomb sensitivity around this one.”

The source added to the outlet: “It’s the build-up: the car leaving The Ritz after midnight with paparazzi in pursuit and then the aftermath with the British ambassador to France taking action with the Foreign Office and then the subsequent constitutional fallout.”

Diana, Dodi and their driver, Henri Paul, were all killed in the tragic car accident. Diana’s bodyguard, Trevor Rees-Jones, was the only survivor.

The princess’s death was mourned all over the world. Her funeral was watched by more than 2 billion people.

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Following recent criticism of the upcoming fifth season of the hit Netflix show, “The Crown,” the streaming service has issued a disclaimer.

The YouTube and Twitter handles of the series now say: “Inspired by real events, this fictional dramatization tells the story of Queen Elizabeth II and the political and personal events that shaped her reign.”

The wreckage of Princess Diana's car in August 1997.

The wreckage of Princess Diana’s car in August 1997.
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The streaming giant also claimed that the show “has always been presented as a drama based on historical events,” according to BBC News.

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Last week, Dame Judi Dench called for a disclaimer to be included at the beginning of each episode to let viewers know the series is not entirely factual.

Dench described the Netflix drama as “cruel sensationalism” and “cruelly unfair” in its depictions of the British royal family.

Dame Judi Dench recently criticized "The crown" as being "sensationalism."

Dame Judi Dench recently criticized “The Crown” as being “sensational”.
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The actress has portrayed both Queen Elizabeth I and Queen Victoria on screen and was made a Dame of the late monarch in 1988.

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Netflix’s “The Crown” Season 5 will stream globally on November 9.

Fox News Digital’s Will Mendelson contributed to this report.

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