Diana actress Elizabeth Debicki had to lie in a coffin so that viewers of The Crown could see the princess dead in the open coffin.
And in another shocking scene, medics who tried to save her are seen in a blood-soaked hospital cinema. The sun reports.
Disgusted crew members were appalled at the callous, ratings-chasing script for the next series of the Netflix drama.
Stars on the show fear Princes William and Harry will be torn apart by scenes surrounding their mother’s last moments before her fatal car crash in Paris in 1997.
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The princes will also be seen as children following her coffin to her funeral, which will be featured in season six of the controversial show.
Shocked spectators on set told yesterday The sun they hope the public’s anger will force the bosses to cut the “disturbing” scenes.
One of them said: “They basically had Elizabeth climb into a coffin and play dead as Diana. Viewers will see a French priest perform the last rites for Diana when she is declared deceased.
“Prince Charles – played by Dominic West – enters the room and bursts into tears.
“In his hysterics, he notices that Diana is missing an earring. It’s the only thing he can focus on as sadness envelops him.
Charles tells French officials, “You have to find that earring. She loved that earring,” in horribly disturbing scenes.
Diana’s two sisters then join Charles and there are wails and more tears around the dead body in the open coffin.
Princes William and Harry have never seen their mother dead in a coffin and they shouldn’t see this. Neither does the British public.
“The bosses went way too far to chase ratings. Everyone felt very uncomfortable during the shoot. It is obscene and should be banned from broadcast.”
Those present also described the performance of emotionally charged scenes in a Parisian hospital theatre.
One said: “Viewers see her lying on a table with medics frantically surrounding her.
“They hired real surgeons for the scenes. Nurses are also seen around the lifeless body. There is blood everywhere – on the surgeons’ coats and gloves and on the door.”
The witness added: “There were conversations on set between cast members who were visibly upset about what they were being asked to do.
“Many believe that a fuss should be made to protect Wills and Harry in particular from further upset.”
The crown has generated controversy throughout its five seasons to date. The latter has been criticized for blurring fact and fiction.
Netflix insisted that Diana’s death scenes were treated with “the utmost respect and care” but declined to comment further.
Simone Simmonds, a friend of Diana’s, said: “This is sick, sick, sick. Can they go any lower?
“Why don’t they just dig up her grave at this rate.
“These scenes aren’t entertainment, they’re just creepy.”
Ken Wharfe, Diana’s former bodyguard, said William will find the scenes “disgusting” and Charles will be “horrified”.
A spokesperson for the Prince of Wales declined to comment.
This article originally appeared in The Sun and is reprinted with permission