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Kristen Stewart donated to Diana charities after filming Spencer


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The much-anticipated film Spencer is just months away from its release date. The Pablo Larrain film takes place in 1991 during the Christmas holiday at Sandringham House. Based on the later years of the marriage of Diana, Princess of Wales, and Prince Charles, the film centres around when Diana decides to end her marriage to Charles. Kristen Stewart, who is playing the late princess, is continuing to honour Diana’s legacy. After filming was completed, it was revealed Stewart donated to two charities working to honour the late royal.

Twitter user @prettymagicx shared a note from Stewart to the Crew, showing she made donations to the National AIDS Trust and Mines Advisory Group. Diana was a patron of the National Aids Trust from 1991 to 1997 and worked throughout her life to end the use of landmines. She famously walked through an active landmine during one of her final visits to Africa.

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The actress’s wrap gift is much different than the reports of what she handed her co-star Mackenzie Davis in Happiest Season. In a video for BuzzFeed, Stewart noted she wanted to give Davis a toothpick that she chewed on throughout the film.

Mackenzie, I was so proud of and boasting about my wrap gift that I got you, and then I never gave it to you because we didn’t end up, like, seeing each other.” Apparently, Davis was not a fan of the gesture. She reportedly said she was “so disgusted.”

Stewart has passionately spoken about the late Princess who died in a Paris car crash in 1997. “I look at her, the pictures and fleeting video clips, and I feel the ground shakes and you don’t know what’s going to happen,” said Stewart, noting that Diana “sticks out as a sparkly house on fire.”

In response to a question about Diana’s lasting legacy as the “People’s Princess,” Stewart said, “I think it’s just something she was born with.”

Spencer premiered at the 78th Venice International Film Festival and is set to hit U.S. cinemas on 5 November.

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My name is Sydney Zatz and I am a University of Iowa graduate. I graduated with a degree in journalism and sports studies, and a minor in sport and recreation management. A highlight of my college career was getting the chance to study abroad in London and experiencing royal history firsthand. I have a passion for royals, royal history, and journalism, which led me to want to write for Royal Central.