Princess Diana

ITV announce new Princess Diana film celebrating her life and work 20 years after her tragic death

by Sharnaz Shahid

A new landmark film, based on the life and work of Diana, Princess of Wales, will be released later this year to mark the 20th anniversary of her death, ITV have announced. The rare documentary will feature many key figures in her life as well as her two sons Prince William and Prince Harry, both of whom talk openly about their mother and how her influence has shaped their lives. The Princes will also offer their perspective on the Princess' unique contribution to public life, including her charitable and humanitarian work.

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A new film on Princess Diana's life will be released later this year

A spokesperson for ITV said: "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." Executive Producer Nick Kent added: "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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Last month, William and Harry opened up about their suffering following the death of their mother, and how the unfortunate circumstance had brought them closer together. "Both of us have always been open to each other, but we've never really talked about it," revealed Harry, 32, in a video for Heads Together. "We've never really talked about losing a mum at such a young age." Prince Harry was just 12, while William, 35, was 15 when their mother died in a tragic road accident in Paris in 1997.

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The rare documentary will feature her sons Prince William and Prince Harry

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He added: "You then when you speak to other people's families and little kids, you think 'wow I don't want them to have to go through the same things'. You want to with a little bit of experience, you want to help as much as you can and try to empower them to have that conversation. You want it to be brave for themselves to talk about it at a young age rather than bottling it up for far too long." William went on to note that it was their mother's death which had brought them closer together. He explained: "But we have been brought closer because of the circumstances as well, that's the thing. You know you are uniquely bonded because of what we have been through. But you know, even Harry and I over the years have not talked enough about our mother."

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