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Prince Charles heartbreak: Charles and Camilla facing 'series of problems' over Diana

Prince Charles entering ‘final chapter in legacy' says expert

The future king recently faced backlash over his portrayal in Netflix's historical drama The Crown. The show depicts a lonely Princess Diana pining over her husband who is interested in another woman, Camilla Parker Bowles. The negativity resulted in Charles and Camilla turning off comments on their social media posts at the end of last year to avoid backlash over Diana.

But royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams warned the couple may be facing further public outcry this year over the late Diana, who tragically died in a car crash just a year after divorcing Charles in 1997.

He told Express.co.uk: "Charles will be the next king and nothing foreseeably will alter that. It is not a popularity contest.

"He will ascend the throne better prepared than any of his predecessors given his long wait as Prince of Wales.

"His work for charity, particularly his Trust which has helped over a million young people and his campaigning for the environment are remarkable.

Prince Charles and Camilla could face

Prince Charles and Camilla could face "a series of problems" over Princess Diana this year (Image: GETTY)

"It is however true that Charles and Camilla face a problem as a series of events over the coming months will ensure that Diana features prominently in the news.

"There is the inquiry into how her interview with Panorama was obtained and the unveiling of her statue in the Sunken Garden, Kensington Palace.

"Also 25 years after her death next year when the next Season of The Crown, which will feature events which marked the disintegration of her marriage, is also expected to be released.

"Also there will be a new film, Spencer, starring Kristen Stewart as Diana."

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Diana died a year after divorcing Prince Charles

Diana died a year after divorcing Prince Charles (Image: GETTY)

The date of the next series of the Crown has not yet been confirmed, but it is expected to feature the breakdown of Charles and Diana's marriage and potentially the fatal car crash that killed the people's princess.

Before that, actress Kristen Stewart will play Diana in Pablo Larraín’s Spencer, a drama about three days the princess spent at the Queen’s Sandringham estate over Christmas in the early 1990s.

A statue of Diana, which was commissioned by William and Harry, will also be installed on what would have been her 60th birthday this year.

Kensington Palace confirmed it will be placed in the garden of the London palace on July 1.

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Princes William and Harry will unveil a new statue for their mother this year

Princes William and Harry will unveil a new statue for their mother this year (Image: GETTY)

Prince Charles and Diana were married for 10 years

Prince Charles and Diana were married for 10 years (Image: EXPRESS)

The statue was commissioned by the princes in 2017 to mark the 20th anniversary of their mother's death and to "recognise her positive impact".

When they announced the commission, the princes said they hoped the sculpture would help all those who visited Kensington Palace to "reflect on her life and her legacy".

Earl Spencer, Diana’s brother, has also asked for a new BBC investigation into the controversial Panorama interview she gave with journalist Martin Bashir in 1995, where she shared intimate details about her doomed marriage to Charles.

Her brother claimed he only agreed to the interview after being shown forged documents that persuaded him to introduce the journalist to his sister.

The BBC originally made an internal inquiry into the interview in 1996, and judged that Mr Bashir was “an honest man”.

But Tim Davie, director-general of the BBC, said that a new independent investigation would “get to the truth” of allegations.

The BBC has said in a previous statement: “The BBC has made clear it will investigate the issues raised and that this will be independent.

“We will set out the terms of reference in due course. We will do everything possible to get to the bottom of this.”

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