The new episodes will take place in the ’90s and early ’00s, which means season six will tackle Princess Diana's final days before her passing. While speaking with Entertainment Weekly, The Crown star Elizabeth Debicki confirmed that the team will handle the late royal's death with "sensitivity."
She said, "I'll say that Peter and the entire crew of this job do their utmost to really handle everything with such sensitivity and truth and complexity, as do actors. The amount of research and care and conversations and dialogue that happen over—from a viewer's perspective, something probably that you would never ever notice—is just immense. From that very first meeting [with] Peter, I knew that I'd entered into this space where this was taken seriously [in] a deeply caring way."
Her co-star, Dominic West, also agreed that the show is treating this tragic incident with care. He said, "It's a hell of a season, because it deals with Diana's death and appalling scenes, like having to break that news to your sons," the actor explained to EW, referring to Charles and Diana's children William and Harry. "I've got two boys of that age and so it's a heavy, heavy responsibility to get it right and something I think we all take pretty seriously."