Crown to include viewer warning ahead of episodes of Princess Diana’s battle with bulimia

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The Crown will include a warning to viewers ahead of episodes that feature Princess Diana’s battle with bulimia.

A spokesperson explained that the fourth series will feature a warning to let viewers know about upcoming scenes that will illustrate the princess’s struggles with the eating disorder.

Crown’s highly anticipated fourth series will feature Diana and her entry into the royal family following her marriage to Princes Charles in 1981, with newcomer Emma Corrin set to take on the iconic role.

Serious: The Crown will include a warning to viewers ahead of episodes that feature Princess Diana’s battle with Bulimia (above Emma Corrin as Diana)

According to The Sun, the on-screen warning will appear in three of ten episodes of The Crown in Series Four, which will portray the Royals from 1979 to 1990.

It is believed to read: “The following episode includes scenes from an eating disorder which some viewers may find disturbing. Viewers’ discretion is required.

Sources have also claimed that viewers will see Diana’s struggle with bulimia as her marriage to Charles falls apart, after developing the disorder during their engagement.

Important: A spokesperson explained that Series Four will feature a disclaimer to let viewers know about upcoming scenes (Diana is pictured in 1985)

Important: A spokesperson explained that Series Four will feature a disclaimer to let viewers know about upcoming scenes (Diana is pictured in 1985)

WHAT IS BULIMIA NERVOSA?

Bulimia is “an eating disorder and a mental health problem”, according to the NHS

“People with bulimia go through periods of eating a lot of food in a very short period of time and then making themselves sick,” the website adds,

Eating disorder is most common in young women and people with the condition often have a distorted image of their figure

Symptoms include:

  • Binge eating
  • Purge
  • Fear of gaining weight
  • Review of body weight and shape
  • Extreme mood swings

A Netflix spokesperson told the publication, “The Crown producers have worked closely with the eating disorder charity, BEAT, to ensure that their portrayal of bulimia de Princess Diana was both precise and sensitive.

“When viewers watch the series on Netflix, they’ll see warning cards at the start of episodes giving details of how to seek help if needed. “

MailOnline has reached out to representatives of The Crown for further comment.

It is believed that the disturbing scenes will see Diana gorging herself on desserts before falling ill after struggling with the loneliness of living at Buckingham Palace.

A later episode also sees Diana going through the same upsetting ordeal, after an argument with Charles (played by Josh O’Connor) over his popularity after a royal tour of Australia in 1983.

The fourth Crown series will focus on the early romance and subsequent marriage of Charles and Diana, after the prince felt pressure from the royal family to find a wife.

The latest trailer also gave fans a glimpse of Charles’ infidelity with ex Camilla Parker-Bowles, whom he married in 2005 after Diana’s death.

When creating Diana, The Crown creator Peter Morgan said, “Diana now has a historical perspective. I am really aware of it. I really don’t want to get too close for what I’m doing to be journalistic.

“I really want to make sure there is enough distance that if you tell Diana’s story it can almost be something else.” It can have a metaphorical resonance.

Harsh: Sources have also claimed viewers will see Diana's struggle with bulimia as her marriage to Charles falls apart, after developing disorder during their engagement.

Harsh: Sources have also claimed viewers will see Diana’s struggle with bulimia as her marriage to Charles falls apart, after developing disorder during their engagement.

Fairy tale?  The fourth Crown series will focus on the early romance and subsequent marriage of Charles and Diana, after the prince felt pressure from the royal family to find a wife.

Fairy tale? The fourth Crown series will focus on the early romance and subsequent marriage of Charles and Diana, after the prince felt pressure from the royal family to find a wife.

Sad: Diana herself first revealed her battle with bulimia during her Panorama bombshell interview with Martin Bashir in 1995 (pictured that year)

Sad: Diana herself first revealed her battle with bulimia during her Panorama bombshell interview with Martin Bashir in 1995 (pictured that year)

Diana herself first revealed her battle with bulimia during her Panorama bombshell interview with Martin Bashir in 1995, saying, “You inflict it on yourself because your self-esteem is at its lowest, and you don’t think you are worthy or valuable.

“You fill your stomach four or five times a day – some do more – and it makes you feel comfortable.

“I was crying for help, but giving the wrong signals, and people were using my bulimia as a coat on a hanger: they decided that was the problem – Diana was unstable. “

Diana and Charles separated in 1991 after 10 years of marriage and divorced five years late. The princess was then tragically killed in a car crash in 1997 at the age of 36.

If you have been affected by this story, you can call BEAT on 0808 801 0677.

Crown series four hits Netflix on Sunday, November 15.

Coming soon: If you have been affected by this story, you can call BEAT on 0808 801 0677. Crown four is released on Netflix on Sunday November 15th

Coming soon: If you have been affected by this story, you can call BEAT on 0808 801 0677. Crown four is released on Netflix on Sunday November 15th

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