The Crown Season 4 Will Tackle Princess Diana’s Bulimia Struggle

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The Crown season 4 premiere is quickly approaching, with almost a week away from its release. Fans eagerly await the upcoming installment as it introduces one of the most prominent modern royals, the late Princess Diana. Netflix has affirmed earlier that the series will cover her early courtship and marriage to Prince Charles. In addition, recent reports confirmed that the princess’ struggle with royal life including her battle with “bulimia” will be addressed. 

For these scenes depicting Princess Diana’s storyline, Netflix is adding trigger warnings at the start of the episodes. 

It will read, “The following episode includes scenes of an eating disorder which some viewers may find troubling. Viewers discretion is required.” 

Sources say that there will be three episodes containing references to her eating disorder. According to reports too, she will be seen “violently vomiting into a toilet on multiple occasions.”

Nonetheless, Netflix assured viewers that they have closely worked with a recognized organization to handle the story’s depiction properly.

“The Crown producers worked closely with the eating disorder charity BEAT to ensure that their portrayal of Princess Diana’s bulimia was both accurate to the disorder and sensitively handled. When viewers watch the series on Netflix they will see warning cards at the beginning of the episodes and details of how to seek help if required,” the spokesperson clarified.

Diana will be played by actress Emma Corrin, who shared her feelings about filming the scenes.

“You can’t do justice to everything she was experiencing without including that. It was so symptomatic of the emotional turmoil and all the suppressed emotions that she was feeling,” she commented.  

What will The Crown Season 4 be all about?

Series four of The Crown follows the historical events of the British royal family from 1979 to 1990. During this time, Margaret Thatcher (Gillian Anderson) gets elected as the first female prime minister of the monarchy. As per Netflix, “tensions arise between her and the Queen (Olivia Coleman) which will only grow worse.” This comes after the two heads with opposing beliefs and styles lead the nation. The latest installment surely leaves a promising tense dynamic between these two figures. 

Furthermore, the upcoming season will also see through the lives of Prince Charles (Josh O’Connor) and Princess Diana (Emma Corrin) from the time they met and got married. The show will play out the events of their married life as it begins to crumble down.

The Crown season 4 also stars Tobias Menzies as Prince Philip and Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret. It will be available for streaming on Netflix starting November 15.

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