Photo of Diana dying to be screened

2011-05-10 14:25
London - A shocking picture of Britain's Princess Diana as she lies dying is to be screened in a controversial new documentary.

The paparazzi photograph - taken in 1997 when the late princess died in a car collision in Paris - will be featured in 90-minute film Unlawful Killing, which will be shown for the first time at the Cannes Film Festival.

Backed by Keith Allen, the father of pop star Lily Allen, and Mohammed al Fayed - whose son Dodi died alongside Diana in the crash - the film will not be shown in the UK.

However, Keith thinks this is a "pity" as it could be a "welcome antidote" to the increasing popularity of Britain's royal family following the recent wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

He said: "Pity, because at a time when the sugar rush of the royal wedding has been sending republicans into a diabetic coma, it could act as a welcome antidote."

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While a spokesperson for St James's Palace declined to comment, royal sources have suggested Diana's sons Princes William and Harry would be "sickened" by the use of the picture.

An insider told MailOnline: "They rather hope people would treat this with the contempt it deserves."

Meanwhile, a spokesperson for the filmmakers said: "The picture has been published in full before, in many parts of the world. We acquired the image from an Italian magazine, which had already published it in full. It is also widely available on the web.

"We are therefore not publishing anything that the rest of the world has not already seen elsewhere."

According to the movie's official website, Unlawful Killing "reveals a cover-up by the British Establishment culminating in a six-month inquest".



  • Enigma07 - 2011-05-10 14:40

    Its obvious the photographer wants to get rich from this picture and was probably one of paparazzi that chased Di's car on a scooter through Paris.

  • nomore - 2011-05-10 14:44

    who cares

      Gorilla - 2011-05-10 15:58

      A few million people I would think.

      LUFC - 2011-05-10 23:12

      you are an idiot, nomore - 2011-05-12 14:06

      Yeah, who cares. She was as commin as the rest of the royal family.

  • S Bouttell - 2011-05-10 14:55

    Revolting. As always, money seems more important than integrity.

  • michael.e.bowery - 2011-05-10 15:05

    In the world in which Keith Allen moves there is no such thing as bad taste - just money, money and more money, why disguise it with phrases like `The people have a right to know.' It's all about money Keith so cut the crap!

  • J T - 2011-05-10 16:18

    People are disrespectful to poor Diana. Respects.

  • Bookworm - 2011-05-10 16:31

    Let the dead rest. Let's focus on the living. Kate Middleton will outshine her yet. How disgusting for these vultures to put William & Kate through this crap on their honeymoon.

  • Joy - 2011-05-10 18:57

    Oh for pity sakes, can't we just let this go???? Move on already, bunch of sick bloody people!!!

  • Kunikos - 2011-05-11 11:14

    This is life and I have to agree with "nomore" who actually does care? Does this have any effect upon you, your life, your income, the place you live, the food you eat? Meaningless.

      tonno - 2011-05-11 11:32

      @Kunikos - if you mean death is life, then yes. But parading pictures of a dying woman that was an inspiration to millions and millions of people around the globe is not life. And why does news always have to apply to us directly? Miserable middle aged man are you? Your name says it all.

      td89 - 2011-05-12 09:28

      Actually, I care! Not everything in this world is about you.

  • Colline - 2011-05-11 11:23

    this is disgusting!

  • DebbyLou - 2011-05-11 11:41

    Can't they just let her rest in peace! Power hungry, money hungry assholes! It's all about the money!

  • Marcell - 2011-05-11 11:55

    Dying? thought she is dead already.

  • anna - 2011-05-11 12:06

    This is going to sound rude, but I think she's better off dead. If they still can't leave her alone 14 years after her death, imagine what it would've been like for her if she was still alive.

      struth - 2011-05-11 12:38

      @ anna, too true, the woman was constantly in the headlines, she would never have had any peace in her life.

      Frangipani - 2011-05-12 10:41

      Anna: 100% right, good she died

  • Dilly - 2011-05-11 12:56

    For the Love of GOD, will you people not let this woman's soul rest in peace.

  • newsmaker - 2011-05-11 13:16

    get rich quick, deplorable, that all I can say

  • Voyager - 2011-05-11 13:18

    Diana who?

  • sasam - 2011-05-11 13:53

    Are there still people in the Western civilisations' governing structures with power over life and death above any law? Unquestioningly so - perhaps now even more than ever. They are just more "English" about it than our friendly tyrants in the East: "I say my dear fellow, just wash off the blood off your hands and come and have a cup of tea, will you". Reminds me of the card queen in Alice - let the heads roll!

  • Perfume - 2011-05-11 14:10

    Have they thought of her boys!!!!!!!!!

      Daemos1 - 2011-05-11 16:34

      Are they dead too?

  • Daemos1 - 2011-05-11 14:49

    Normally if I want to see a fading princess I go to gay pride, but this will do.

      Uno_Beche - 2011-05-11 16:00

      Never seen Di take it p the pie hole but could be an interesting thought

  • frangelico - 2011-05-11 17:56

    @daemos 1&Uno Beche you are both two very sick bastards,find one another and gaze, play,do wwhatever you want to your pie holes.Better still would be for you to expire after doing what you find exiting to one another.

  • me - 2011-05-11 21:28

    Our son works in the royal household and rest assured, there is no evil. The evil is the PRESS and greed for MONEY. William and Harry are content with the loss and fate that was dealt upon them and HAVE NOT TURNED against the Royal Household....that should put the issue to rest!!!

  • Keri - 2011-05-11 21:34

    Its just so unnecessary!

  • Deon - 2011-05-11 22:17

    Losing your loved ones to death is inevitable, but also a ver personal thing. I clearly remember my dad lying on his bed, cold and stiff, in 2007. I have no negative feeling about that image. However, that image is for me and my family alone; it is personal. I can't stand the Royal Family. However, they are entitled to respect when they dserve it and privacy. A photo of a dying/dead relative should be kept private.

  • peaceonearth - 2011-05-12 06:03

    Only absolutely vile and disgusting people would even deem to steep so low as to look at any picture of the late Princess Diana of Wales. She was a highly respected, much loved, much admired, decent, good, wonderful person and role model. To allow this type of publication is the lowest of the lowest and us public in general should insist on banning these photos out of respect for her son's Prince' William and Harry, as well as the rest of the Royal Family AND the millions of people around the world who love, admire and respect her and always, always will. Her legend and memory will NEVER die and neither will the love and respect from people all over the world die out. She is not only England's Rose, but all the people around the world's Rose. RIP HRH Princess Diana and THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DID FOR THE WORLD AND THE EXAMPLE YOU SET. YOU ARE A SHINING STAR FOREVER.

  • seenitbefore - 2011-05-12 06:19

    Yes, and today we remember Bob Marley...who died 30 years ago...why not story for him.....

  • The_Fox - 2011-05-12 07:51

    Why? This is so unnecessary to say the least. Let the poor woman rest in peace!

  • Lana - 2011-05-12 08:55

    The poor woman, let her rest in peace for once in your lives. She has been gone for so long now but yet they still havent let her go.

  • Bandit - 2011-05-12 11:23

    those muthers killed this nice lady because she did not look like a horse. I think all royals all over the world are a bunch of blood sucking leaches who live it up at the expense of the poor and hardworking. Dethrone the lot of them and throw them in the dungeon.

      zino - 2011-05-12 15:37

      I agree with Bandit. The picture is to show the world what the royal family did to an innocent soul. It might reveal much more that just an ordinary car crash......

      zino - 2011-05-12 15:38


  • gav.cowell - 2011-05-12 16:19

    It would be great to see the zot Malema in a state of disrepair.

  • robyn - 2011-05-31 12:43

    they hounded her to her death. and even more so over a decade later. let the lady rest and keep her dignity.

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