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Explosive documentary on Princess Diana set to make William and Harry “very upset and angry”

Explosive documentary on Princess Diana set to make William and Harry “very upset and angry”

A new documentary focused on the life of Princess Diana is set to be released soon, but it’s assumed that Prince William and Prince Harry will not be watching, let alone have any involvement in the production.

The four-episode Being Me: Diana is reportedly going to focus on the mental health struggles faced by the late Princess of Wales, her painful childhood and her broken marriage to Prince Charles.

Being Me: Diana will reportedly use never-before-seen footage of Diana’s speeches in 1990-1992 in the final years of her marriage to Prince Charles along with interviews with people close to her.

Endemol Shine, the parent company of production company DSP says that “everything” featured is “already in the public domain”.

Speaking to The Sun, a TV insider revealed that both the royal family and Diana’s Spencer family will refuse to take part in the tell-all documentary that has not yet been commissioned by Netflix.

“William and Harry will be very upset and angry. It’s particularly distressing for Harry because he’s been working with Netflix,” said the insider, referring to Harry’s Thomas the Tank Engine special with the streaming giant.

“At a time when the royals have been dealt a blow with Harry and Meghan leaving, the timing is not good.”

Since their mother’s tragic passing, both her sons have been advocates of mental health.

After chatting with Maddy Austin who was diagnosed with anorexia and revealed that Diana’s openness about her eating disorder helped her, Prince William said: “We need to be matter-of-fact about it, and not hide it in the dark where it festers.”

The Duke of Cambridge added that he was “absolutely” proud of his mother for speaking out about her struggles with bulimia that Diana herself referred to as a “secret disease”.

“There are illnesses. Mental health needs to be taken as seriously as physical health.”

Although both the princes have taken part in documentaries relating to their mother in the past, both have also slammed the media – particularly tabloids – for the treatment their mother and respective wives have received.

“I will not be bullied into playing a game that killed my mum,” said Harry before the lawsuit he and Duchess Meghan filed.

“Everything that she went through and what happened to her is incredibly raw every single day, and that is not being me being paranoid.

“That is just me not wanting a repeat of the past.”