The Crown: No Woman's Land
November 11, 2022 11:58 PM - Season 5, Episode 7 - Subscribe

As BBC's Martin Bashir goes to great lengths to secure an interview with Diana, the lonely princess finds purpose and warmth in a London hospital.

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posted by ellieBOA (2 comments total)
Awww. You kinda want to root for Diana having a decent man. You know it didn't work out, but good for her for recognizing (for the moment), at least.
posted by jenfullmoon at 8:58 PM on November 13, 2022

Hasnat Khan - still working as a consultant surgeon apparently. In contrast to Bashir, he comes over as a fairly regular and honest guy - so his perspective on happening to meet and then have an affair with the world's most famous woman - is interesting. Their initial encounter - during Diana's acupuncturist's husband's hospital visit appears to have been lifted directly from Tina Brown's Vanity Fair article about the encounter - it appears that it Khan's lack of focus on her in his initial conversation - that made him seem so appealing. It was Khan who prompted Diana's involvement with mine clearance charities - and it does seem that she may have been considering converting to Islam at this point.
posted by rongorongo at 2:59 AM on December 1, 2022

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