Prince William & Prince Harry Will Feel 'Uncomfortable' Viewing Princess Diana's Death In Season 5 Of 'The Crown'

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Oct. 21 2022, Published 11:49 a.m. ET

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While some people may be looking forward to season 5 of The Crown, it's safe to say Prince William and Prince Harry will not be watching the Netflix series.

"I think this series is going to be quite uncomfortable viewing, not just for [Queen Consort] Camilla and [King] Charles but also for William and Harry," expert Katie Nicholl explained to Entertainment Tonight. "Scenes leading up to their mother's death are going to be very, very uncomfortable for them."

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The upcoming season will feature some key moments, including Princess Diana's death.

"This is a period that they had to live out so publicly. We heard Harry talk about the very real impact it's had on his life, and William as well," Nicholl shared. "So for this to sort of be revisited, even if it's done tastefully ... for this to be brought up all over again is incredibly hard for William and Harry."

"[There is] a sense that, really, their mother's ghost can't ever be laid to rest for them," she added. "I think [that] is really still something that's very real and very difficult for them."

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Nicholl also noted that it might be weird for Harry to see Dominic West, who he is friends with, portray his father.

"For Dominic West, going into that role playing Charles, during some of the most tumultuous years of the royal family — and at a time when Charles' popularity was absolutely rock bottom — I think any actor would jump at the chance because, obviously, it's a wonderful opportunity," she shared. "But [they might] also think twice about it as well. I mean, when they were making The Crown they would have known, given the queen's age, given her frailty, [that] there was always a real risk that this series was going to go out when she was either close to death or indeed had died, as is the case."

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