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The Crown films scenes showing paparazzi chasing Elizabeth Debicki’s Princess Diana on mopeds

They’re currently filming for the sixth and final series of the royal Netflix series. 

And The Crown transformed the streets around London’s Finsbury Circus into Paris this week for scenes showing Princess Diana’s final moments.

Actors were pictured riding a moped as they portrayed paparazzi photographers who were chasing her car in dramatic scenes.

Filming: The Crown transformed central London into Paris while filming for scenes showing paparazzi photographers chasing Elizabeth Debicki’s Princess Diana on mopeds

Diana, who is played by Elizabeth Debicki in the series, died in 1997 from injuries sustained in a crash inside the Pont de l’Alma tunnel in Paris, France, while attempting to escape paparazzi.

Other snaps showed a car which looked similar to the Mercedes she crashed in, driving in front.

Netflix previously said the ‘exact moment’ of the crash will not feature in the controversial drama as filming for series six is well-underway. 

On screen: Diana, who is played by Elizabeth Debicki (pictured) in the series, died in 1997 from injuries sustained in a crash inside the Pont de l'Alma tunnel in Paris, France while attempting to escape paparazzi

On screen: Diana, who is played by Elizabeth Debicki (pictured) in the series, died in 1997 from injuries sustained in a crash inside the Pont de l’Alma tunnel in Paris, France while attempting to escape paparazzi

On the ove: Actors were pictured riding a moped as they portrayed paparazzi photographers who were chasing her car in dramatic scenes

On the ove: Actors were pictured riding a moped as they portrayed paparazzi photographers who were chasing her car in dramatic scenes

Car chase: While other snaps showed a car, which looked similar to the Mercedes she crashed in, driving in front

Car chase: While other snaps showed a car, which looked similar to the Mercedes she crashed in, driving in front

Left out: Netflix previously said the 'exact moment' of the crash will not feature in the controversial drama as filming for series six is well-underway

Left out: Netflix previously said the ‘exact moment’ of the crash will not feature in the controversial drama as filming for series six is well-underway

The pictures showed six actors on three mopeds as they acted out the chase to snap the princess – holding up large cameras during the drive.

Previously, the show filmed scenes in Paris at the Alma tunnel to recreate the moments leading up to Diana’s death.

The late Princess of Wales is being played by Australian actress Elizabeth in the newly-released fifth and upcoming sixth series of The Crown. The fifth series was released on November 9, with the sixth series still being filmed.

The latest filming pictures come after critics slammed the ‘insensitivity’ of Netflix amid outrage over the show’s disregard for historical truth.

Beauty: Diana is pictured during a visit to Buenos Aires, Argentina on November 25, 1995

Beauty: Diana is pictured during a visit to Buenos Aires, Argentina on November 25, 1995

Off they go: The pictures show six actors on three mopeds as they act out the chase to snap the princess - holding up large cameras during the drive

Off they go: The pictures show six actors on three mopeds as they act out the chase to snap the princess – holding up large cameras during the drive

Going global: Previously, the show filmed scenes in Paris at the Alma tunnel to recreate the moments leading up to Diana's death, but they are now using the British capital as a base

Going global: Previously, the show filmed scenes in Paris at the Alma tunnel to recreate the moments leading up to Diana’s death, but they are now using the British capital as a base

Streami it now: The fifth series of the show was released on November 9, with the sixth series still being filmed

Streami it now: The fifth series of the show was released on November 9, with the sixth series still being filmed

The paparazzi infamously pursued the car being driven by drunk driver Henri Paul as it carried Diana and her lover Dodi Al Fayed away from the Ritz hotel in Paris.

Some then took pictures as Diana, Dodi and Paul lay gravely injured in the wrecked Mercedes after the crash.

It comes after Princess Diana’s friends slammed the ‘insensitivity’ of Netflix as initial images of the scene emerged.

Infamous: The paparazzi infamously pursued the car being driven by drunk driver Henri Paul as it carried Diana and her lover Dodi Al Fayed away from the Ritz hotel in Paris

Infamous: The paparazzi infamously pursued the car being driven by drunk driver Henri Paul as it carried Diana and her lover Dodi Al Fayed away from the Ritz hotel in Paris

Fast-paced: There appeared to be two cars in front of the mopeds as they tried to get away in the scenes

Fast-paced: There appeared to be two cars in front of the mopeds as they tried to get away in the scenes

Fast-paced: There appeared to be two cars in front of the mopeds as they tried to get away in the scenes

Inside: An actress that looked like Elizabeth could be spotted in the back seat, resting her elbow on the window

Inside: An actress that looked like Elizabeth could be spotted in the back seat, resting her elbow on the window

Speaking to MailOnline, royal biographer Andrew Lownie said the depiction of the minutes before Diana’s death is ‘distasteful’, adding that ‘a bit of sensitivity would not go amiss’.

Onlookers said Netflix crews were previously seen filming between 2am and 3am around 100 yards from the Alma tunnel.

Andrew added: It could all be off screen. It doesn’t need to be so graphic. We have had documentaries even showing pictures of the bodies in the car. In some ways people have gone further.

‘They will say this is drama, documentaries have been more blatant, so what is the fuss.’

Cast: While another actor in a Police Officer costume could be spotted on set

Cast: While another actor in a Police Officer costume could be spotted on set

Cast: While another actor in a Police Officer costume could be spotted on set

Controversy: Speaking to MailOnline, royal biographer Andrew Lownie said the depiction of the minutes before Diana's death is 'distasteful', adding that 'a bit of sensitivity would not go amiss'

Controversy: Speaking to MailOnline, royal biographer Andrew Lownie said the depiction of the minutes before Diana’s death is ‘distasteful’, adding that ‘a bit of sensitivity would not go amiss’

Andrew added: It could all be off screen. It doesn't need to be so graphic. We have had documentaries even showing pictures of the bodies in the car. In some ways people have gone further'

Andrew added: It could all be off screen. It doesn’t need to be so graphic. We have had documentaries even showing pictures of the bodies in the car. In some ways people have gone further’

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