The hit Netflix drama’s most explosive series yet will focus on Diana’s battle with the eating disorder in the 1980s. But the sensitive subject matter of the Season Four release is not expected to sit well with Prince William after brother Harry and his wife Meghan signed a £112million deal with the TV streaming giant. In episodes dealing with Diana’s crumbling marriage to Prince Charles, actress Emma Corrin, 24, will be seen gorging on food before vomiting into a toilet.
Close friends previously said the devastating eating disorder triggered by her broken marriage caused the Princess to start “fading away”.
A source said William and other royals will feel “incredibly uncomfortable” with the depiction of her struggles for the first time on Peter Morgan’s hit show.
But it is unlikely Harry will criticise the scenes after he and Meghan signed a commercial deal with Netflix.
Production company Left Bank Pictures said eating disorder charity Beat was on hand to ensure any portrayal of the issues was correct and sensitive.
The series will follow Diana from being a shy kindergarten teaching assistant to becoming an iconic global figure, as well as cover the early days of her disastrous marriage to Charles, played by Josh O’Connor.
Her entrance comes when it returns to screens in November or December.
The actress playing Diana is a young unknown. Corrin is a privatelyeducated Cambridge graduate, who didn’t go to drama school.
In a coincidence she’s originally from Sevenoaks in Kent, where Diana went to West Heath School from the age of 12 to 16.