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Netflix's The Crown put warning at start of episodes portraying Princess Diana's shocking bulimia battle

IMAGES of Princess Diana suffering from bulimia in The Crown are so shocking Netflix has put warnings at the start of the episodes.

The new series of the royal drama sees her develop the eating disorder after getting engaged to Prince Charles.

As her marriage to the heir to the throne crumbles, Diana, played by Emma Corrin, 24, is seen violently vomiting into a toilet on multiple occasions.

The warning is at the beginning of three of ten instalments, which cover the period from 1979 to 1990.

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

A TV insider said: “This is an unprecedented move by the creators of the drama. After all, it has previously featured scenes of war, a suicide bid, and will even include a terrorist attack in the new series.

“But they have never chosen to issue a warning over these potentially disturbing images. It’s a reflection of how explicit the imagery is and how sensitively they are treating it.”

The late Diana is seen growing increasingly lonely and miserable after moving into Buckingham Palace before her 1981 wedding to Prince Charles, played in the upcoming fourth series by Josh O’Connor, 30.

In the troubling scenes, lonely Lady Di will also be seen gorging on puddings before going into the bathroom and turning on taps to mask the sound of her being sick.

The disturbing moments will also feature in two more episodes, including one where Charles flies into a jealous rage after the Princess of Wales proves more popular than him during a royal tour of Australia.

A Netflix spokeswoman said: “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 giving details of how to seek help if required.”

The new series starts streaming on Sunday, November 15.



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