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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...

Princess Diana Did It in 1997. Now It's Harry's Turn

Prince visits land-mine field in Angola, just as his mom did more than 2 decades ago

(Newser) - In 1997, Princess Diana visited a land-mine field in Angola, dressed in protective clothing and headwear, to draw the world's eyes to the ongoing humanitarian crisis of land mines planted in past conflicts, and to the people still being hurt or killed by them. Now, more than two decades...

TV Host Slammed for 'Scathing' Segment on Meghan Markle

Australia's '60 Minutes' did not paint a flattering picture of Prince Harry's wife

(Newser) - Elton John recently begged the public to lay off Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, but what USA Today calls a "scathing piece" from Down Under shows not everyone is heeding his words. Australia's 60 Minutes aired a special Sunday hosted by Karl Stefanovic in which he and others...

The Bodyguard Had an Unlikely Star for Its Sequel

Princess Diana was to star with Kevin Costner in her film debut

(Newser) - Princess Diana was on the verge of becoming a movie star when she died in a 1997 car crash. According to Kevin Costner, the princess was on board to star opposite him in a sequel to 1992's The Bodyguard, which saw Costner play a former Secret Service agent protecting...

Visitors Flock Here for Diana. Paris May Now Make It Official

Square above tunnel where princess' car crashed may be renamed 'Place Diana'

(Newser) - For years, locals and visitors have erected a makeshift shrine to Princess Diana in the space above the Parisian tunnel where she was in a fatal car crash in August 1997. Now the City of Lights is looking to make that spot's ties to the late princess official. The...

Diana's Fatal Ride Now a Theme Park Attraction

National Enquirer Live has some pretty macabre exhibits

(Newser) - It's been more than two decades since Princess Diana died in a Paris car crash, but it still might be too soon for what the National Enquirer Live theme park has up its sleeve: The latest attraction for the venue in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., allows visitors to take in...

The Crown Has Found Its Diana

Emma Corrin will play the iconic role in season 4 of Netflix drama

(Newser) - Lady Diana Spencer, aka Princess Diana, is joining Netflix's The Crown. British newcomer Emma Corrin will play the ill-fated future wife of Prince Charles in the drama series, the AP reports. Corrin's credits include a guest part on the PBS series Grantchester and the upcoming projects Pennyworth for...

The 2 Words a Top Pathologist Is Now Using for Diana's Death

'If only' tiny tear in her vein had been elsewhere, she may have lived: Dr. Richard Shepherd

(Newser) - "If only." Those are the two words Britain's top forensic pathologist is now saying about the 1997 car crash that claimed Princess Diana's life. That's because Dr. Richard Shepherd, who the Daily Beast notes has performed more than 23,000 post-mortems, lent his expertise to...

Meghan Markle Won't Have a Maid of Honor

And more details on the May 19 royal wedding

(Newser) - Prince Harry will be missing his mother on his wedding day, just two weeks away, but his aunt will be standing in. Lady Jane Fellowes will represent her sister, the late Princess Diana, at the May 19 ceremony at Windsor's St. George's Chapel, where she'll also do...

Firefighter Reveals What Diana Said at Crash Scene

He speaks publicly on it for first time

(Newser) - She was the "People's Princess," a fitting title considering the outpouring of love from people around the world on the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana's cardiac arrest death following a car crash in Paris. Even today, the shock of her death still lingers. How the world...

Charles and Diana's Wedding Video Now Clearer Than Ever

AP puts up restored footage of royal nuptials on YouTube

(Newser) - It was the wedding that captivated the world. Lady Diana Spencer said "I will" to Britain's Prince Charles, becoming Princess of Wales and bringing fresh youth and glamour to Britain's royal family. Now, 36 years later, the AP has restored original footage from the July 29, 1981,...

Harry: After Diana's Death, Charles 'Was There for Us'

He and William recall first days after their mother's death

(Newser) - Princes William and Harry have spoken candidly about the death of their mother, Princess Diana, in an interview marking 20 years since she was killed in a car crash in Paris. Here are excerpts of the BBC interviews released Wednesday ahead of Diana, 7 Days, which chronicles the week following...

Tell-All Documentary on Diana Called an 'Outrage'

Some fear William, Harry may have opened the floodgates by speaking in personal terms

(Newser) - Princess Diana's friends and family are lashing out at a British TV station that is set to air a controversial documentary in which Princess Diana discusses intimate details of her life, including her anemic sex life with Prince Charles. Confidante Rosa Monckton tells the Guardian that the tapes made...

Princes: Diana's Last Call to Us Weighs 'Quite Heavily'

They were in a hurry to get off phone with mom so they could go play

(Newser) - Hours before her death in a Paris car crash, Princess Diana called her young sons to say hello, interrupting Princes William and Harry from horsing around with their cousins—a call they quickly ended with no inkling her life was about to be cut short. "Harry and I were...

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