Khan, 47, was brought in to help Netflix series creator Peter Morgan write the script, according to the British daily The Sunday Times. Jemima Khan Hits Nextflix series The Crown over Diana’s Story.
Khan, a close friend of Diana’s, was present to give insight into her close friend’s final years before her death in a vehicle accident in Paris in 1997.
Jemima Khan recently ended her relationship with the hit Netflix series The Crown due to the show’s portrayal of Princess Diana. Khan claimed that the show did not treat her late friend’s story “as kindly or compassionately” as she had wanted.
Diana’s tale was not addressed “as kindly or compassionately as I had wanted,” so she withdrew. “It incredibly important to me that the closing years of my friend’s life be portrayed correctly and with compassion. As has not often done in the past,” Khan told The Sunday Times.
When Khan looks at the stories moving in a direction she didn’t agree with, she requests that all of her contributions be removed and that she not be given any writing credit.
It seems astonishing that Princess #Diana‘s friend Jemima Goldsmith severs ties with ‘disrespectful’ @netflix yet Diana’s son Prince Harry and #Meghan are happy to keep lucrative deal with the streaming giant. #royal Via @mailplus https://t.co/MOa0qor6rB— Richard Eden (@richardaeden) November 8, 2021
Jemima Khan Hits Nextflix series The Crown over the Diana’s Story
“Peter Morgan requested me to co-write on the fifth series of The Crown. In 2019, especially the episodes about Princess Diana’s final years before her death,” she stated. “I chose to contribute after much thinking, having never publicly about any of this before.”
“From September 2020 to February 2021, we collaborated on the outline and texts. When our co-writing agreement breaks, and I realize that specific plot would not be conveyed as politely or compassionately as I want, I request that all of my contributions be erased from the series and that I not be given credit.”
Diana’s friend #JemimaGoldsmith has cut ties with Netflix so surely her own son should as well. Why can’t they let the woman RIP.Programmes about her are boring now.— hanna (@Bridget12912050) November 8, 2021
“Jemima Khan has been a friend, fan, and ardent public backer of The Crown from season one,” a spokesman for the show told the Sunday Times. She’s been a part of a large network of knowledgeable and diverse individuals who have supplied extensive background information to our writers and research tea, setting the stage for The Crown’s drama. On the series, she has never hired as a writer.”
The Netflix series follows the life of Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch. In season four, it featured the stories of many notable persons in the queen’s life, including Diana, the first wife of her son Prince Charles.
The Crown’s fifth season is set to begin in November 2022.