Princess Diana

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Month Before Diana's Death: 'Do You Think They're Going to Kill Me?'

Memory from a bodyguard, plus other tributes for late princess, who died in car crash 25 years ago

(Newser) - Mourners are flocking to sites in Paris and London on Wednesday to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the death of Princess Diana, who died at the age of 36 in a car crash in Paris' Pont de l'Alma tunnel, along with her romantic partner, Dodi Fayed, and limo driver...

Doctor Who First Helped Diana in Crash: I Didn't Recognize Her

As 25th anniversary approaches, Frederic Mailliez speaks about the night of the fatal 1997 accident

(Newser) - The woman was crumpled on the floor of a mangled Mercedes, unconscious and struggling to breathe. The French doctor had no idea who she was and focused on trying to save her. Twenty-five years later, Frederic Mailliez is still marked by what happened in the Alma Tunnel in Paris on...

Winning Bidder Pays $750K for Diana's Car
Diana's Car Brings $764K

Diana's Car Brings $764K

Princess drove Ford Escort from 1985 to '88

(Newser) - A car driven by Princess Diana in the 1980s sold for $764,000 at auction in London on Saturday, just days before the 25th anniversary of her death. Silverstone Auctions said there was "fierce bidding" for the black Ford Escort RS Turbo before the sale closed, the AP reports....

BBC Apologizes Over Deceit in Landing Interview With Diana
BBC Apologizes
to Diana's Secretary

BBC Apologizes to Diana's Secretary

Network covered up Martin Bashir's misconduct in landing interview for 25 years

(Newser) - The BBC said Thursday that it has apologized and paid a "substantial" sum to Princess Diana's private secretary over subterfuge used to get an explosive television interview with the late royal. The UK's national broadcaster said it acknowledged that "serious harm" was caused to Patrick Jephson...

Palace Questioned Lyrics for Elton John's Diana Tribute

Queen's team feared words about 'England's rose' were too sentimental

(Newser) - The reworked lyrics for "Candle in the Wind," which Elton John sang at Princess Diana's funeral, were not an immediate hit with Buckingham Palace, according to just-released government documents. In fact, CNN reports, there was a Plan B: A saxophonist was ready to play the melody instead....

What Critics Are Saying About Kristen Stewart as Diana
What Critics Are Saying
About Kristen Stewart as Diana
MOVIE REVIEW

What Critics Are Saying About Kristen Stewart as Diana

She 'finds new, close-to-the-bone layers in a character we thought we already knew'

(Newser) - Spencer , arriving in theaters this weekend, adds to the many portrayals of Princess Diana, whose story you likely know well. But this portrayal, according to critics, is a standout. Directed by Pablo Larraín (of 2016's Jackie) and starring Kristen Stewart, the film is touted as "a...

First Peek of Kristen Stewart as Diana Is Out

Studio releases teaser of 'Spencer'

(Newser) - The public can get its first good look at Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana. NEON films released an "official teaser trailer" Thursday for Spencer, which is scheduled for release in November. The film already is generating Oscar talk, and both USA Today and Entertainment Weekly say Stewart "stuns"...

Piece of One of Diana's 23 Wedding Cakes Is for Sale

Large chunk of icing on marzipan base from 1981 nuptials could go for more than $400 at auction

(Newser) - If the idea of saving a piece of your wedding cake to devour on your first anniversary grosses you out, you might want to skip the auction for this 40-year-old slice. However, if you're a Princess Diana fan, it may prove to be a sweet offer you can't...

Harry, William Reunite for Statue of Diana
Statue of Diana Unveiled
on Her 60th Birthday
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Statue of Diana Unveiled on Her 60th Birthday

Princes William and Harry reunite to do the honors at Kensington Palace

(Newser) - Princess Diana would have celebrated a milestone birthday Thursday, and her two sons reunited to mark the occasion. Princes William and Harry unveiled a statue of their mother at Kensington Palace amid what People characterizes as a "warm reunion." The statue features Diana with three children, symbolizing her...

Princes William, Harry Speak About Diana's BBC Interview

It hurt his parents' relationship, indirectly resulted in Diana's death, William says

(Newser) - The BBC has admitted it deceived Princess Diana in order to get its bombshell 1995 interview with her, and after the revelation Thursday, Prince William said that interview indirectly led to his mother's death. It also was a "major contribution to making my parents' relationship worse," he...

Inquiry Confirms BBC Lied to Diana Before Interview

Network apologizes over Martin Bashir's tactics ahead of famous 1995 sit-down

(Newser) - In 1995, BBC journalist Martin Bashir sat down with Princess Diana for a bombshell interview in which she revealed details about her unhappy marriage. Now, an independent inquiry has concluded that Bashir had phony bank statements made up ahead of time to suggest that the royal family had been spying...

Reporter Quits Amid Princess Diana Interview Inquiry

Martin Bashir cited health issues

(Newser) - The BBC journalist who famously sat with Princess Diana for the bombshell interview detailing her marriage to Prince Charles has quit just as an investigation into his methods for securing that 1995 interview wraps. Per CNN , the BBC said 58-year-old Martin Bashir has been struggling with health problems for months...

Diana's Will Be Among New Blue Plaques in London

English Heritage marks the sites where groundbreaking residents lived or worked

(Newser) - The London flat where Diana Spencer lived before marrying Prince Charles will soon be marked with a blue plaque by English Heritage. The plaques connect significant London residents with the buildings where they worked or lived. Diana lived in the west London flat with three friends after her parents gave...

Netflix's Answer: It's Clear The Crown Is Drama

Streaming service faces calls to alert viewers that it's not a documentary

(Newser) - Sounding a bit like a monarch speaking in the royal "we," Netflix has responded to calls for a disclaimer on the screen advising viewers that a hit series is fiction. "We have always presented The Crown as a drama—and we have every confidence our members understand...

BBC Decides Who Will Lead Probe Into Diana Interview

A former Supreme Court judge will lead the investigation

(Newser) - The BBC’s board of directors has approved the appointment of a retired senior judge to lead an independent investigation into the circumstances around a controversial 1995 TV interview with Princess Diana, the broadcaster said Wednesday. The announcement came after Diana’s brother, Charles Spencer, made renewed claims this month...

Sweater Made Famous by Princess Di Is On Sale Again

'Black sheep' crewneck is being reissued by designers Warm and Wonderful

(Newser) - Princess Diana's attire was often the subject of tabloid reviews, but what she wore to one particular polo match in 1980 attracted special attention. It was a red wool crewneck sweater designed by Warm and Wonderful, with white sheep scattered across it—except for one black sheep located four...

BBC Agrees to Investigate Famous Diana Interview

Princess' brother has said the family was deceived in 1995 by fake documents

(Newser) - Under pressure from Princess Diana's brother, the BBC has announced it will commission an outside investigation into how it obtained her family's support in obtaining a 1995 interview. Charles Spencer has accused Martin Bashir, who conducted the interview, of faking documents to make it appear people connected to...

It's a Legendary Interview. Diana's Brother Wants a Probe

Charles Spencer alleges Martin Bashir interview only happened because of fake documents

(Newser) - "Well, there were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded." As far as celebrity interviews go, it's hard to land a bigger line. That was what Princess Diana said to Martin Bashir of her estranged husband and Camilla Parker-Bowles in a legendary...

Harry, William Reveal Spot for Mother's Statue

It will be unveiled in Kensington Palace gardens next July on Diana's 60th birthday

(Newser) - The statue of Princess Diana commissioned by her two sons in 2017 is almost ready for installation. The permanent addition to Kensington Palace's gardens will be unveiled next summer on what would've been Diana's 60th birthday, July 1. The statue by artist Ian Rank-Broadley—who also produced...

Kristen Stewart's Next Big Role: Princess Diana

She'll star in 'Spencer'

(Newser) - "We believe that this is a movie that could create interest around the planet," says director Pablo Larraín. The woman it's based on certainly did. Kristen Stewart has been tapped to play Princess Diana in Spencer, which is expected to start shooting early next year. The...

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