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Netflix’s The Crown recreates iconic image of Diana aboard superyacht TITANIA

By Nina Done   18 October 2022

The latest images from the popular Netflix drama have emerged, recreating the famous shot of Diana alone with her thoughts at the end of the diving board taken in Portofino, Italy just 6 days before her untimely death on 31 August 1997.

Filming has been taking place on the beautiful Balearic island of Mallorca around the port town of Andratx, where the show has been wrapping up final scenes over the weekend recreating Diana and her boyfriend Dodi Al-Fayed’s vacation from the French Riviera to Italy, which were shot on board the 71m (233ft) Lurssen yacht TITANIA.

Diana perched on edge of a diving board on board yacht BASH (ex-Jonikal) in 1997
Elizabeth Debicki recreating iconic image of Diana on the end of the diving board of yacht Bash (ex-Jonikal) in 1997 in Portofino

The yacht is a replica of the elegant Codecasa yacht JONIKAL (renamed BASH) which once belonged to Egyptian businessman and former Harrods owner, Mohamed Al-Fayed. The yacht provides the backdrop for a number of pivotal scenes of the pair, mere days before their tragic car accident in Paris.

Superyacht TITANIA

Delivered in 2006 and refitted in 2020, she was designed by world-renowned naval architect Espen Oeino and offers a timeless and sophisticated appeal, perfect for recreating the iconic scenes in The Crown.

The lines have been penned to gently emphasise the yacht’s ample outdoor deck spaces, which play host to a swim-up bar and multiple alfresco dining spots.

Those lucky enough to step on board will have the chance to see all of these features, in addition to being instantly wowed by her sauve interiors. Her open-plan layout lends her perfectly to entertaining, and her Venetian-style opulence adds a level of grandeur to her social areas. Her guest cabins are equally luxe, while the owner’s suite boasts plush ivory carpets contrasted by glossy cherry wood and golden accents.

Netflix has also just released its official posters for the up-coming fifth season of The Crown, which – following a U-turn by the show's producers over the summer – will now be the penultimate series of the hit show, with the sixth and final series in the pipeline.

Australian actress Elizabth Debicki has taken over from Emma Corrin as Princess Diana, with the British-Egyptian actor Khalid Abdulla playing the role of Dodi Al-Fayed. 

The Crown season 5 is set to air on 9 November 2022 on Netflix.

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