‘The Crown’ Season 4 news says that Princess Diana’s former butler Paul Burrell believes that the series is spot on in its depiction of the royal family and all of the events that had transpired during and Princess Diana’s courtship and marriage during the late 1970’s and early 1980’s. Here’s what he has to say.
According to the Daily Mail, while there are some royal critics and experts who believe that the series has been riddled with historical inaccuracies from the start, Princess Diana’s former butler Paul Burrell doesn’t believe that’s the case at all, especially with the fourth season of the show.
As a matter of fact, he says that The Crown is “true, fair and accurate” and that actress Emma Corrin, who plays Princess Diana on the Netflix series, has perfected Diana’s mannerisms and personality to a T.
‘The Crown’ Season 4 Spoilers: Princess Diana’s Former Butler Says The Series Is Spot On
“This is just a peek behind the doors of Buckingham Palace, that the palace perhaps doesn’t want you to see,” he said.
“Because this is the truth. In many ways, it is a fair and accurate dramatization of what happened. I was there, from the very beginning, I remember meeting the shy young girl lost in a corridor in Balmoral in 1980, I was 22, she was 18. I took her back to her room and she said ‘You wouldn’t stay a while and have a chat would you?’ and I said ‘Of course.’ She said ‘Run me through the day, what happens in this place, you know I’m completely out of my depth,’ so I ran her through the whole program.”
Burrell added of his praise for Emma Corrin, “I watch it from profile and I think it’s her. I think she’s got it exactly and her mannerisms, and the way she talks, and I’m feeling it again… I’m feeling her personality be picked at behind the scenes by these people who don’t really care. They’re all gods in their own kingdoms, and they’re just looking out for themselves. They didn’t take care of her. She didn’t get any praise, she only got negativity. She became a victim because of the way she was treated.”
If that weren’t enough, Paul Burrell says that the series has also done a great job of depicting Diana’s anguish over the fact that Prince Charles’ mistress Camilla Parker Bowles was a constant presence in their marriage.
He said, “Princess Diana was a romantic young girl. She fell in love with her prince, she thought he was going to protect her, he was going to love her, he was going to support her, but none of that happened because he was in love with another woman. But that affair, ruled his life and Camilla, her presence is omnipresent. She’s always there, and Diana had to battle with that from day one.”
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