Is The Crown Season 6 Accurate? Here’s What’s True and What’s False

The first part of The Crown Season 6 is now out on Netflix. As you’re watching the historical drama, you might be wondering: How much is The Crown Season 6 accurate? We’ve fact-checked a few scenes to compare what was depicted on screen verses what actually happened in real life.

The acclaimed Netflix show follows the inner workings of the British royal family with a focus on the life of Queen Elizabeth II. Since 2016, The Crown has explored different periods in the monarch’s life, starting with her coronation in 1953. The final installment is also expected to touch on William and Kate’s courtship at The University of Saint Andrews and the deaths of Princess Margaret and Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother (the official plot for Part 2 is still under wraps). The remaining episodes will premiere on December 14.

In the first four episodes, the storyline focuses on Princess Diana (Elizabeth Debicki)’s life after her divorce from Prince Charles (Dominic West), as well as her brief relationship with Dodi Fayed (Khalid Abdalla), who died with her in a car crash in Paris in August 1997. We also see Prince Charles’ post-divorce relationship with Camilla Parker Bowles and his attempts to have her accepted by the Queen and British society as large.

While watching Diana’s final moments, you’ll likely have a long list of questions about The Crown’s accuracy, including whether Dodi really did propose the day of their deathly crash and whether Dodi’s father Mohamed (Salim Daw) tipped the paparazzi about the couple’s whereabouts in Monte Carlo. Let’s dive in.