Nat Geo to reveal Princess Diana in her own words

2017-07-27 11:48

Cape Town – National Geographic (DStv 181) has secured the new documentary Diana: In Her Own Words in which the the late Princess Diana tells her side of her life story. 

Speaking from beyond the grave on 18 August at 20:05, Diana: In Her Own Words is told entirely in Princess Diana's voice, with no interviews, that National Geographic bills as including "unique recordings" that have never been broadcast before.

The documentary is spliced together by 1895 Films from archival footage and photography and the secret recordings done in 1991 inside London's Kensington Palace, recorded with her permission by a friend on behalf of the journalist Andrew Morton.

Andrew Morton was writing a book about Princess Diana's life to reveal what life was really like for the most photographed woman in world.

The public was unaware that Princess Diana's marriage to Prince of Wales was at crisis point.

Her intimate thoughts and feelings revealed

Princess Diana reveals her intimate thoughts and feelings at a very specific point in her life, providing new perspectives on her relationship with Charles and her life under the microscope of the public glare.

"National Geographic Documentary Films is committed to bringing the world premium feature documentaries that cover timely, provocative and globally relevant stories from the very best documentary filmmakers in the world," says Tim Pastore, National Geographic president of original programming and production.

"This film is no exception as it provides fresh perspective and insight into Diana's side of the story and continues our long tradition of providing our audiences unprecedented access to significant events."

In vivid detail, Princess Diana reflects upon the full story of her life, depicting her circumstances in 1991. She takes viewers from her unhappy childhood to her awkward introduction to Prince Charles when she was just 16 years old, and the dramatic tale of a young girl thrust upon the world's stage.

Diana recounts her emotional wedding day and also her experiences with postpartum depression and bulimia."

"We broke down the major moments of her life and arranged them chronologically, then illustrated them with media reports and archival images from that time," says Tom Jennings, executive producer of Diana: In Her Own Words.

Watch the trailer here:

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