Royal fans are outraged that a five-year chapter of Princess Diana's life has been left out in The Crown's Season 5. And it might even seem that the People's Princess' story can be taken in a wrong way.
Fans are discussing to their hearts' content how love life of the royal couple has been portrayed in The Crown series. The fourth season of the popular show covered in detail Princess Diana's jealousy toward Camilla Parker-Bowles. The fifth season focused on the development of her relationship with Prince Charles, while very little was said about Princess Diana's extramarital affairs. Meanwhile, while married to the heir to throne, Diana had a five-year affair, which is well known to her fans.
Many found it odd that Major James Hewitt appeared in the fourth season of the Netflix drama, but was not included in the final season, which deals with Diana and Charles' breakup. "One of the things that struck me was nothing said about James Hewitt, who had been in Diana's life for a long time, and she described him as the love of her life."
Meanwhile, Diana was asked about her affair with James in a controversial 1995 interview with Martin Bashir for the BBC's Panorama program. According to royal expert Richard Kay, the Queen's daughter-in-law was incredibly nervous about the interview: "She was quite good in those situations, but she was not a natural-born TV performer."
In an interview with Panorama, Diana was asked if her relationship with Hewitt "went beyond a close friendship," and she replied, "Yes, it did." She then added, "Yes, I adored him. Yes, I was in love with him." The princess gave her lover the most extraordinary gifts, from men's magazines to an expensive car. However, Hewitt offended the princess by not leaving the service, which implied a long separation. Shortly after that their affair came to an end, but years later James was not shy to make money from revelations about his relationship with Diana.
It is known that after Major Hewitt, Diana had a relationship with surgeon Hasnat Khan, which was featured in the fifth season of The Crown. In Season 5, its creators also depicted Diana's relationship with Dodi Fayed, the last affair in the life of Princess of Wales.
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