Diana’s BBC Panorama interview with Martin Bashir shown in new trailer for The Crown
The teaser shows Diana, played by Elizabeth Debicki, and Charles, played by Dominic West, consulting the Queen.
The latest trailer for The Crown relives the infamous Panorama interview when Diana, Princess of Wales sent shockwaves through the royal family.
The fifth series of the royal drama which is set for release in November, takes inspiration from the pressure put on the monarchy during the divorce between Charles and Diana and in the lead up to the bombshell interview aired by the BBC.
The newly released teaser clip shows Diana, portrayed by Elizabeth Debicki, and Charles, played by Dominic West, consulting the Queen.
Imelda Staunton, who plays the Queen, can be seen reminding Charles of his duty “as future king”.
The relationship between Charles and Camilla, played by Olivia Williams, is also reflected with the pair sharing intimate moments together.
As the spotlight intensifies on Diana, the character can be heard saying: “People will never understand how it’s been for me. I never stood a chance.”
The princess can be seen struggling emotionally and later wearing her “revenge dress” – a figure-hugging, low-cut, off-the-shoulder black silk gown.
Later, former BBC journalist Martin Bashir, played by Prasanna Puwanarajah, says: “She opens her mouth and hand grenade come out. She wants to tear down the temple.”
Near the end, clips show her sitting down with Bashir for the controversial 1995 interview with her voiceover saying: “I won’t go quietly, I’ll battle to the end”.
The interview has not been recreated in full, and there were never any plans to do so.
Netflix previously said it had included the interview between Diana and Bashir within the series, given the pivotal part it played during the period, and that the series will reflect what is now known about how it was obtained.
Last year, a report concluded the BBC covered up “deceitful behaviour” by Bashir to secure the bombshell interview and led to a call from the Duke of Cambridge for it never to be aired again.
The BBC has previously issued an apology for the circumstances in which the interview was obtained and the £1.42 million of proceeds derived from sales of the coverage were donated to seven charities.
A spokeswoman for The Crown said: “The Crown has always been presented as a drama based on historical events.
“Series five is a fictional dramatisation, imagining what could have happened behind closed doors during a significant decade for the royal family – one that has already been scrutinised and well documented by journalists, biographers and historians.”