The trailer for Season Six of The Crown kicks off with Elizabeth Debicki’s Princess Diana taking part in a tune on a grand piano. It is not her, however slightly Dodi Fayed, the Egyptian billionaire she’s been courting—and the one she was with the evening she died. In a paparazzi scene set in a theatrical oceanic drama, a dejected Diana says overdramatically, ‘I actually cannot fathom how I ended up right here.’

Simply as she scrutinized her potential marriage to Prince Charles within the fourth season, and promised to forged a quick, melancholic lens on her relationship with Dodi Fayed within the fifth season. Although with a sure dramatic license: The Crown is finally a piece of fiction.

No trendy character has been extra extensively described intimately than Princess Diana, whose private life was extra broadly coated than Charles’s hunt for a fourth season and whose love for Hasnat Khan within the fifth season promised to carry a quick, melancholic lens to their relationship. Although there have been few days when her title wasn’t within the papers, particularly through the decade that adopted her wedding ceremony dissolution.

Charles, the Prince of Wales

From Hasnat Khan to Dodi Fayed: Princess Diana's Highly-Publicized Romances

In 1977, a younger Diana Spencer first visited Althorp Home, the ancestral dwelling of Prince Charles of Wales, in Northamptonshire, England, with its 1,500-acre household property, when she was simply 16 years outdated. Three years later, she and Prince Charles started courting, and he or she proposed on February 24, 1981. When a journalist requested Charles in the event that they have been in love, he famously replied, ‘No matter “in love” means.’

Roughly 750 million folks watched their wedding ceremony a couple of months later. In accordance to the documentary Diana: In Her Personal Phrases, Diana referred to it as ‘the worst day of my life.’ ‘I felt like a lamb being led to slaughter,’ she as soon as stated. ‘And I knew it.’

In 1986, out of nowhere, each participated in an extramarital relationship. In 1994, Charles informed his official biographer, Jonathan Dimbleby, that he had resumed issues with Camilla Parker Bowles. In the meantime, it was alleged that Diana’s relationship with military captain James Hewitt started round this time, and rumors of their troubled marriage began to floor within the press.

In 1992, the couple formally separated.

James Hewitt

From Hasnat Khan to Dodi Fayed: Princess Diana's Highly-Publicized Romances

Amidst her sad marriage to Prince Charles, Princess Diana began a relationship with military captain James Hewitt, which started in 1986 and ended round 1990. In 1994, Hewitt shared their story in a tell-all memoir that reportedly bought for tens of millions of {dollars}. It was reported on the time that he was negotiating the sale with tabloids for years to come. (‘Hewitt’s notoriety, it appears, has taken a toll,’ wrote Individuals in a canopy story revealed that October.) As of 2011, he was nonetheless giving interviews about his relationship with the princess: ‘If Charles hadn’t,’ he informed Leisure Tonight.

Dr. Hasnat Khan

From Hasnat Khan to Dodi Fayed: Princess Diana's Highly-Publicized Romances

Princess Diana started her relationship with Dr. Hasnat Khan in September 1995. The 2 saved their relationship extraordinarily personal throughout their two years collectively. (Or, as a lot as two folks can hold it personal after journalists uncover the romance.) However, regardless of intense media scrutiny, it was thought-about a relatively regular relationship (Diana’s nickname for Hasnat was ‘Mr. Great.’) In a single episode of The Crown, they’re depicted going to see a film collectively—Princess in disguise.

As we speak, Khan has spoken little or no about their relationship. One exception? In 2004, through the investigation into Princess Diana’s loss of life, he gave an announcement to the police, which was learn in courtroom. He spoke affectionately of the deceased princess: ‘I’ve misplaced somebody with whom I used to be very a lot in love,’ he stated. Khan additionally acknowledged that their relationship ended due to undesirable media consideration.

Dodi Fayed

From Hasnat Khan to Dodi Fayed: Princess Diana's Highly-Publicized Romances

Following Khan, Diana dated Dodi Fayed, a movie producer and billionaire businessman. Earlier than heading to Paris, the couple spent the summer season of 1997 cruising the Mediterranean on Fayed’s yacht, the Jonikal. Wherever they went, cameras adopted them.

There, a tragic occasion unfolds: The couple is killed in a deadly automobile accident in a tunnel. Their deaths have been investigated, revealing that their driver was intoxicated and driving at speeds of up to 121 miles per hour whereas being pursued by paparazzi.