A newly-surfaced deleted scene from Season 4 of Netflix’s royal hit “The Crown” showcases more of Princess Diana’s rocky relationship with Prince Charles.
In the clip, Emma Corrin, 25, who nabbed an Emmy nomination and a Golden Globe for the role, performs the song “All I Ask of You” from the “Phantom of the Opera.” The scene is based on a reported rumor that Diana taped herself performing the song at the West End as a seventh anniversary present for Prince Charles in 1988. The couple would divorce four years later, in 1992.
In the narrative of “The Crown,” Diana, a fan of the musical, is hoping this personal gift might mend their marriage that’s on the rocks and bring the couple closer. It’s a well-meaning but ill-conceived idea that fails to work, as Charles. played by Josh O’Connor, is not a fan.
The deleted scene shows Diana looking reflective alone in her room as she quietly watches a tape of her own performance, where she looks happy belting out the song onstage.
“I had a complete panic attack, which was actually not very fun on the day,” they said. “I trained as a singer, but it was weird because I had to sing like Diana and also worse than I can, which was very strange, because she wasn’t trained.”