5 facts ‘The Crown’ Season 5 got wrong: Philip’s affair, Diana’s divorce and more

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With any Hollywood adaption of a historical event, there’s bound to be some inaccuracies and dramatic license taken along the way.

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Season 5 of “The Crown” debuted on Netflix Wednesday, portraying the royal family as they encounter the trials and tribulations of the 1990s.

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The season kicks off with Charles and Diana’s 1991 trip to Italy

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10 years after their wedding and one year before their separation

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while the final episode is set in July 1997, a month before Princess Diana’s untimely death.

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Many have expressed concern over the show’s accuracy before the 10-episode season was released,

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including British screen legend Judi Dench and former Prime Ministers Tony Blair and John Major.

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Both former leaders are tied into the plot this season, with Major portrayed by Jonny Lee Miller and Bertie Carvel playing Blair.

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Jonny Lee Miller as former British Prime Minister John Major in “The Crown.”

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Jonathan Pryce portrays Prince Philip and Natascha McElhone plays Penny Knatchbull in “The Crown.”

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Elizabeth Debicki as Princess Diana (from left), Will Powell as Prince Harry, Senan West as Prince William and Dominic West as King Charles in “The Crown.”

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Imelda Staunton as Queen Elizabeth II and Jonathan Pryce as Prince Philip in “The Crown.”

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