DVD: Diana -Twenty years on
Two decades after the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, the mere mention of her name is able to provoke emotion, reflection and a flood of memories of a special person who formed a very special place in all of our hearts and minds.
Diana was an innocent young girl, snatched from her youthful naivety and catapulted onto the biggest stage in the world. As the wife of the heir to the throne of the United Kingdom she was thrust headlong into the spotlight and yet when asked, people say they remember her not as a haughty Princess, a distant aristocrat or a member of a privileged elite. Diana is remembered as the people’s Princess, a very special mother who treasured her time with her sons, a wonderful ambassador for numerous charities and good causes, and someone who stood for something special and important. She became a the most popular member of the Royal Family and a beacon for everyone who felt compassion-as she did- for the forgotten, the downtrodden and the sick.
In this hour long film we remind ourselves of her origins, how she overcame a childhood of distant parents and shyness to become a superstar, known throughout the world, on the cover of every magazine, forever to be pursued by the World’s press.
We follow the path of her secret, then very pubic, romance with the heir to the throne HRH Prince Charles. We look back at that fairy tale wedding, and then see how the marriage disintegrated under the amazing pressures of both their position and the fact that “there were too many people” in that marriage as she famously said.
But then we witness her amazing fight back against her demons, how she became a personification of hope to millions, helping charities, and those less well off than herself all over the planet.
Finally when she might well have been about to find true love for herself, she was then tragically snatched away on that fateful night in Paris 20 years ago.
With testimonies from school teachers, her nanny, family friends, insiders and experts we hear of the special story of Princess Diana…the queen of our hearts, the people’s princess.
Featuring interviews with close personal friends and those who knew Diana best. With footage from every chapter of her life.
Book: Diana – The People’s Princess
Diana – The People’s Princess tells the remarkable story of the life and legacy of the late Princess of Wales who died 20 years ago in a controversial car accident while being chased by paparazzi in Paris on August 31 1997.
Hers should have been a long and golden life filled with riches and acclaim when she married the most eligible of bachelors – Charles, the Prince of Wales, heir to the British throne.
Her premature death at the age of 36 shocked not just the entire British nation but billions of people around the world who had come to love her hands-on approach to people in need and her stunning beauty combined with an elegant charm.
Now 20 years later, Diana – The People’s Princess has been updated to include the remarkable rise in popularity of her sons Princes William and Harry – who have continued her humanitarian work – and the glorious affection that the country holds for the grandchildren she never saw, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
DVD is region free – PAL format