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Diana: In Her Own Words (2017)

This documentary uses the recordings Princess Diana made for the book that was written by Andrew Morton. In this documentary Diana narrates her life and the events that surrounded her.
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Camilla Parker-Bowles ... Self (archive footage)
Prince Charles ... Self (archive footage)
Prince Harry ... Self (archive footage)
Princess Diana ... Self (archive footage)
Queen Elizabeth II ... Self (archive footage)
Frances Shand Kydd Frances Shand Kydd ... Self (archive footage)
Earl John Spencer Earl John Spencer ... Self (archive footage)
Prince William ... Self (archive footage)
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This documentary uses the recordings Princess Diana made for the book that was written by Andrew Morton. In this documentary Diana narrates her life and the events that surrounded her.

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The red Austin, registration MPB909W, in which Princess Diana is seen driving was first registered in November 1980 and with a year of manufacture of 1980 is an 998cc petrol engine whose "Date of last V5C (logbook)" was issued on 21st October 2005 and its last "Road Tax due-date" being 31st October 1990. See more »

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Interviewer: Right, questions, here we are. Yeah, has anything come up since the last meeting? Any after thoughts?
Princess Diana: Well, only about being accused very early on of stopping him hunting and shooting.
Interviewer: Let's now go back to the other life before this life, as it were. Your first memory after being born, so anything as a child.
Princess Diana: I mean it was an unhappy childhood. I remember seeing my father slap mother across the face and I was hiding behind a door. And she was crying.
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Referenced in Sky World News: Episode dated 7 August 2017 (2017) See more »

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If you only watch one Diana documentary, this should be the one!
4 September 2017 | by howyoodoonSee all my reviews

With the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana's untimely death, there was a spate of documentaries from around the world, most especially from The UK and The U.S. Some were as long as four hours long (ABC), others which tried to tell her utterly complex tale in an hour or less. But this particular documentary (which aired on Channel 4 in The UK, and on the NatGeo Channel in The U.S.) is the best and most intimate look into the mind of this compellingly fascinating woman. It relies heavily on the audio tapes from Diana's secret interviews for her secretly self-authorized "autobiography" (though at the time of the book's release, it was much-denied that she had anything to do with the book). Hearing Diana speak of the horrendous world she'd been sucked into, it's easy to see how a weaker person than her would have crumbled under the pressures of living under a paparazzi microscope--trapped in a loveless marriage in which Prince Charles (who comes off as a first-rate cad who did no less than trick Diana into being his "broodmare," to carry on the royal lineage. One almost feels as if Diana is speaking from the grave--and her revelations are sometimes shockingly intimate. This documentary also relies on a voice actress, to recreate some of Diana's own words--a device that can sometimes tarnish a documentary. But in this case, Heather Long captures Diana's speech patterns and accent to a "T"...sometimes, it's hard to tell actually "who" is speaking, she's that good. The research, editing, writing...this is a first-rate look at "the woman" rather than "the phenomenon". It would be hard to imagine a more incisive, respectful and honest portrayal of this complicated, sometimes perplexing woman. For admirers of the late Princess, it is satisfying to see that she is finally being reassessed and being given her due for changing the British Royal Family--seemingly, forever. EXCELLENT DOCUMENTARY!


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14 August 2017 (USA) See more »

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Diana - A saját szavaimmal See more »

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