Is it your Biopic attempting to tell the real story of Diana, Princess of Wales, made at a time when she was already deeply unhappy and her marriage to Prince Charles was known to be troubled, but Born in , the woman who would become Princess of Wales and one of the most famous people in the world was literally nameless for a week.
Expecting a boy, the parents finally came to She was beloved by millions, but plagued by hidden turmoil. A tale of royalty, resilience and the heavy cost of fame. Shown over a two-day period August 9 and August 10, on network TV, Diana Spencer is fairly portrayed as a fairy tale princess of our modern day who made the best of her situation.
While she fought back the best she could against the infidelities of Charles during her marriage, her manipulative ways and her own infidelities tarnished her reputation.
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If nothing else, she was a goodwill ambassador for the British monarchy and was influential for the projects she was most passionate about. And, she was a wonderful mother. Perhaps, that is the saddest part of her story, that she never got the chance to be the wonderful grandmother that she could have been had she lived.
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Use the HTML below. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Photos Add Image. The couple arrived separately and departed together by carriage ride through the streets of London. Diana wore a taffeta wedding dress made with silk and antique lace and 10, pearls, created by husband-and-wife design team David and Elizabeth Emanuel. She donned an 18th-century Spencer family tiara with a foot veil. Her ensemble barely fit in the carriage, and it took Diana 3 and a half minutes to walk down the aisle. The royal wedding ceremony was broadcast on television around the world; nearly one billion people from 74 countries tuned in to see what many considered to be the wedding of the century.
Their divorce was finalized in August The couple became estranged over the years, and Diana struggled with depression and bulimia. During their union, there were reports of infidelities from both parties. She maintained a high level of popularity with the public. Diana whipped the British tabloids into a frenzy when she began dating Egyptian film producer and playboy Dodi Fayed in Fayed invited Diana and her family on his yacht in the south of France. The couple reportedly met at a polo match when Fayed and Charles played on opposing teams.
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They reconnected and openly dated over the summer of , spending time together in Sardinia, the south of France and Paris. Their courtship was widely covered in the tabloids. It was reported that some members of the royal family and former Prime Minister Tony Blair did not approve of their relationship. While visiting Paris, Diana and Dodi Fayed were involved in a car crash after trying to escape from the paparazzi early in the morning of August 31, Fayed and the driver were pronounced dead at the scene.
Diana initially survived the crash but succumbed to her injuries at a Paris hospital a few hours later. She was 36 years old.
News of her sudden, senseless death shocked the world. Millions of others who never met her, but felt they knew her, will remember her. I, for one, believe there are lessons to be drawn from her life and from the extraordinary and moving reaction to her death.
I share in your determination to cherish her memory. Charges were dropped against several photographers who were initially blamed for causing the crash. Despite the report, rumors persisted for years about alternative reasons for the accident. One conspiracy theory held that it was part of an assassination arranged by the royal family, although no additional evidence emerged to support that theory. On the morning of September 6, Diana's funeral procession commenced from Kensington Palace, her coffin resting on a gun carriage drawn by six black horses.
Thousands of mourners packed the street to watch, with year-old William and year-old Harry joining the final stretch of the four-mile procession for their mother. An estimated 2. In , just before the 10th anniversary of her death, William and Harry honored their beloved mother with a special concert that took place on what would have been her 46th birthday.
The proceeds of the event went to charities supported by Diana and her sons.