In season 4 of The Crown, Princess Anne (Erin Doherty) alleges that Princess Diana had an affair with her bodyguard.
- Diana said her bodyguard was the “greatest love” she ever had, and was devastated when he died in 1987.
- Here’s what we know, and what we don’t, about Princess Diana and Barry Mannakee’s relationship.
After their official separation in 1992, Prince Charles and Princess Diana both admitted to having extramarital relationships in interviews. In season 4 of The Crown, Charles and Diana’s marital straying becomes an open secret within the royal family. When speaking to Queen Elizabeth II (Olivia Colman), Princess Anne (Erin Doherty) lists Diana’s alleged affairs—including one with her bodyguard.
Though The Crown only devotes a throwaway sentence to Diana’s relationship with her bodyguard Barry Mannakee, it was a much bigger deal in her life. Unlike Diana’s well-documented affair with Major James Hewitt,…