Jemima Khan, a producer and friend of Princess Diana's, has left a consulting role on season 5 of 'The Crown'.
The latest season of 'The Crown' is currently in production.
It will see Elizabeth Debicki ('Tenet', 'The Great Gatsby') take over the role of Princess Diana from Emma Corrin.
Debicki was spotted this week wearing a recreation of Diana's "revenge dress".
In an interview with The Sunday Times (via Vulture), Khan said that the creator of 'The Crown', Peter Morgan, had asked her to consult on season 5.
However she exited her role on the Netflix series as the storyline surrounding Diana's final years "would not necessarily be told as respectfully or compassionately as [she] had hoped."
Khan told The Times: "In 2019, Peter Morgan asked me to co-write on the fifth series of 'The Crown,' particularly those episodes which concerned Princess Diana’s last years before she died.
"After a great deal of thought, having never spoken publicly about any of this before, I decided to contribute."
She continued: "We worked together on the outline and scripts from September 2020 until February 2021.
"When our co-writing agreement was not honored, and when I realized that particular storyline would not necessarily be told as respectfully or compassionately as I had hoped, I requested that all my contributions be removed from the series and I declined a credit."
Netflix issued a statement to The Times, reading: "Jemima Khan has been a friend, fan, and a vocal public supporter of 'The Crown' since Season 1.
"She has been part of a wide network of well-informed and varied sources who have provided extensive background information to our writers and research team — providing context for the drama that is 'The Crown.'
"She has never been contracted as a writer on the series."
According to Vulture, "The period of time covered in season five includes Diana’s romances with British-Pakistani surgeon Hasnat Khan and Egyptian film producer Dodi Al-Fayed, as well as her controversial interview with Martin Bashir. (Hasnat Khan is a distant cousin of Jemima’s ex-husband, Imran Khan.)"
Season 5 of the Netflix series will debut in November 2022.