Newly Released Princess Diana Recordings Are Causing Major Controversy

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With the twentieth anniversary of her death just around the corner, there's been a slew of Princess Diana documentaries released in both the US and the UK. However, the most recent one to air, Diana: In Her Own Words, is causing major controversy


The documentary aired on Sunday night on Channel 4 in the UK and was the station's best-performing show of 2017 thus far, according to Variety. However, many admirers and friends of Lady Di are worried that the program could upset Prince William and Prince Harry if they were to see it, as it contains not-intended-for-public video recordings of Diana as she prepared to tell the world her side of the story. The video was taken by Diana's voice coach, Peter Settelen.

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The recordings, which were taken in 1992 and 1993, had already aired in the US, but it was the first time they were seen in Britain. In the recordings, Diana candidly talks about private matters and giggles with Settelen, clearly unaware that the video will ever see the light of day. 

The royal family certainly aren't strangers to invasions of privacy, so, unfortunately, this shouldn't come as too much of a surprise to them. Thankfully for them, though, the recordings are reportedly incredibly short with tons of padding and editing around them to make them seem longer.

It's doubtful the Duke of Cambridge or Prince Harry will ever see the documentary, but unfortunately, the same can't be said for the rest of Britain. As everyone knows: Nothing sells like controversy. 

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