The Crown’s Season Finale: Blair’s Intriguing Pitch for Diana’s Post-Divorce Public Role

The Crown’s Season Finale: Blair’s Intriguing Pitch for Diana’s Post-Divorce Public Role

The Controversial Twist: Blair’s Proposal for Diana’s Public Role

The portrayal of former Prime Minister Tony Blair lobbying Queen Elizabeth II for Princess Diana’s public role in Netflix’s ‘The Crown’ is likely to spark criticism from Blair himself.

Diana and Blair’s Working Relationship

While Blair did intervene in protocol matters after Diana’s death, there’s no historical evidence suggesting he lobbied for Diana’s post-divorce public role.

Netflix’s Dramatization

The Crown’s depiction of Blair discussing Diana’s role with the Queen before her death raises questions about historical accuracy.

Blair and Diana’s Meeting at Chequers

While Blair did meet Diana at Chequers in July 1997, the conversation was tense, with Blair expressing concerns about her relationship with Dodi Fayed.

Blair’s Memoir vs. The Crown’s Narrative

Blair’s memoir and The Crown’s storyline diverge on key details, with Blair not indicating any lobby for Diana’s expanded public role.

Blair’s Role Post-Diana’s Death

Blair’s instrumental role in addressing the public after Diana’s death caused tension with the Royal Family, as detailed in his memoir.

Blair’s Controversial Memoir

Blair’s decision to publicize private details in his memoir, including criticisms of the Royal Family’s handling of Diana’s death, infuriated the royals.

The Crown’s Depiction vs. Sir John Major’s Reaction

Former Prime Minister Sir John Major criticized The Crown’s fictional portrayal of an abdication storyline, dismissing it as damaging and malicious fiction.

Sir John Major’s Denial of Cooperation

Sir John Major, a close friend of the Royal Family, denies cooperating with The Crown and asserts the depicted scenes about the monarch and Prime Minister are entirely inaccurate fiction.

Sir John Major’s Relationship with the Royals

Sir John Major’s longstanding connection with the Royal Family, including his role as special guardian to Princes Harry and William, adds complexity to The Crown’s portrayal.

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