The Crown season six covers the final weeks of Diana, Princess of Wales's life

What Prince Harry really thought of Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed’s relationship

The relationship between the late Diana, Princess of Wales, and Egyptian-born film producer Dodi Fayed is the subject of one of the storylines in Season Six of The Crown, which premiered on Thursday.

The eight weeks before the Princess and Dodi perished tragically in a car accident in Paris in August 1997 are covered in the first four episodes.

In the Netflix drama, Diana is seen being asked by Prince William’s character if she and Prince Harry intend to get engaged, to which she vehemently replies that she doesn’t think Dodi is strange.

 

The late Dodi Fayed pictured in 1987
Photo: Getty Images

 

In actuality, William has never openly expressed his views on Dodi.

But Harry has spoken out about his thoughts on his late mother’s boyfriend.

In his candid memoir, Spare, released in January, the Duke of Sussex talked about a flashback he had as a child while completing his training to fly an Apache helicopter.

One night while I was riding around London, I suddenly lost my vision and for a brief moment I worried that I might fall into the Thames. After a few seconds, I realised that the bright colours I was seeing were mostly emerald green, and that someone on the ground had hit us with a laser pen. I was lost for words. and enraged. However, I reminded myself to be appreciative of the practise and the experience.

 

Dodi’s father Mohamed Al-Fayed (far left) and Diana, Princess Of Wales (right of Mohammed) are seen in St Tropez with William and Harry in July 1997    Photo: Getty Images

 

“I also felt oddly appreciative for the wandering memory it revealed. Mohamed Al Fayed, who owned Harrods, giving Willy and me laser pens. Perhaps he was trying to win us over because he was the father of Mummy’s boyfriend. If so, the task is completed. We found those lasers to be very clever. We wielded them as if they were light sabres.

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In the May 2021 release of the Apple TV+ series The Me You Can’t See, Harry discussed his wife Meghan’s mental health issues and made reference to Diana and Dodi’s relationship.

“She was going to take her own life,” he stated about Meghan. That shouldn’t have to happen. Do I regret anything? Yes. My greatest regret is that I did not take a stronger stand against racism when I saw it earlier in my marriage to my wife.

 

Diana and Dodi’s characters in The Crown
Photo via Netflix

 

“The past was reoccurring. When my mother was dating a non-white person, she was stalked until her death, and now look what happened. Talk about history repeating itself, please. They won’t give up until she passes away. The thought of possibly losing another woman in my life is extremely upsetting.

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