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New intimate documentary of Diana, Princess of Wales to air this year

Recently, both the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry have opened up when discussing their mother and the impact her death has had on their lives for nearly 20 years. Prince Harry has sought therapy, and Prince William says he still lives with the shock of her death. ITV will air a new documentary this year about the late Diana, Princess of Wales which will feature interviews with relatives and friends.

The 31st of August will mark the 20th anniversary of Diana’s death when she was killed in a car accident in a Paris tunnel. Until recently, prodded by and to help promote their Heads Together Mental Health campaign, Princes William and Harry have rarely spoken publicly about the loss of their mother. William was just 15 and Harry 12 when she died. By finally publicly discussing the turmoil and deep emotions they have experienced, the Princes have created a new outlook for many on the positive effects of talking about their problems and feelings.

Jo Clinton-Davis, controller of factual at ITV, said in the article published by ITV News: “This new ITV film will offer viewers a fresh and revealing insight into Princess Diana through the personal and intimate reflections of her two sons and of her friends and family, many of whom have never spoken before, to bring together a definitive portrait of a unique person who touched the lives of millions.”

The documentary will “offer William and Harry’s perspective on their mother’s unique contribution to public life, including her charitable and humanitarian work.

“Areas including landmines, child bereavement, homelessness, HIV and AIDs will be explored.”

Oxford Film and Television is making the documentary. The Executive Producer, Nick Kent, told ITV News: “This film will show Princess Diana in a way she has never been seen before, through the eyes of the two people who knew her best.”

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