Netflix’s historic drama chronicling the English monarchy and the life of Queen Elizabeth II, The Crown, comes to an end soon. The series is gearing up to launch the first part of its sixth and final season. Part 1 will cover one of the most significant and memorable events in the royal family’s history — the devastating car crash that killed Princess Diana.

Watch the trailer for The Crown season 6 part 1 below.

Here is the official synopsis of season 6 part 1 from Netflix:

These first four episodes depict a relationship blossoming between Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed before a fateful car journey has devastating consequences.

In their first Summer as a divorced couple, Prince Charles and Princess Diana share very different holidays with their sons.

Diana is being courted by the Fayeds in the South of France, giving the young Princes a taste of luxury yachts, video games and movie nights. Charles is sticking to tradition in Balmoral. The comparisons play out in the press, fuelled by a fervent paparazzi, and some of the Royal press team.

As yacht life and the constant media scrutiny lose their appeal, Diana longs to return to see her boys, who are back in Balmoral. A diversion to Paris sees matters come to a head – against the backdrop of an intensified and aggressive media pursuit.

After the news breaks of Diana and Dodi’s fatal car accident, a vast outpouring of public grief catches the Queen off-guard. With shockwaves resonating through the Palace, Al Fayed is also processing the loss of his cherished son. Hoping that the news will bring him and the Royal Family together in shared grief; he instead finds himself increasingly shunned.

The cast of The Crown season 6 part 1 includes Imelda Staunton as Queen Elizabeth II, Jonathan Pryce as Prince Philip, Lesley Manville as  Princess Margaret, Dominic West as Prince Charles, Elizabeth Debicki as Princess Diana, Claudia Harrison as Princess Anne, Olivia Williams as Camilla Parker Bowles, Bertie Carvel as Tony Blair, Rufus Kampa as Prince William, Fflyn Edwards as Prince Harry, Salim Daw as Mohamed Al Fayed, and Khalid Abdalla as Dodi Fayed.

Season 6 of The Crown will include 10 episodes. Part 1, releasing November 16 on Netflix, features four episodes. The remaining six will premiere as Part 2, releasing a month later on December 14. 

The Crown: The Official Podcast will also return on November 16.

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