Transcript: The Palace and the Press: Diana vs the Tabloids | Oct 17, 2020

(intense music plays)

A Male Narrator says THE ROYAL FAMILY
AND THE TABLOID PRESS HAVE
HAD A LONG AND COMPLICATED
RELATIONSHIP.
SOMETIMES THEY'RE FRIENDS.
SOMETIMES THEY ARE NOT.

Fast clips of the British Royal family flash by.

Female Reporter says THIS IS HARASSMENT
AND MUST STOP.

The Narrator says THIS IS THE INSIDE STORY
OF THAT FASCINATING
RELATIONSHIP; OF HOW THE
EDITORS AND COPYWRITERS GOT
THEIR BIGGEST ROYAL SCOOPS
AND MOST ICONIC FRONT PAGES,
AND HOW CREATING THEM HAD THE
POWER TO RESHAPE PUBLIC
OPINION.

A man in his forties says WHY SHOULD NEWS REPORTERS AND
PHOTOGRAPHERS HOUND PEOPLE?

The Narrator says IT'S A STORY THAT BEGINS WITH
A TABLOID ROYAL WHO FILLED MORE
COLUMN INCHES THAN ANY OTHER.
DIANA - QUEEN OF THE TABLOIDS,
AN ICON WHOSE LIFE WAS PLAYED
OUT ON THE FRONT PAGES OF
BRITAIN'S RED TOPS FOR TWO
DECADES.

A collage of newspaper headlines appears.

Charles says SHE IS UNIQUE.
IT'S QUITE REMARKABLE THE IMPACT
THAT THIS WOMAN HAS HAD.

Kelvin says EVERY EDITOR, INCLUDING ME,
KNEW A DIANA PICTURE WOULD SELL
PAPERS.

The Narrator says THIS IS THE REAL STORY OF THE
LOVE/HATE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN
THE TABLOID PRESS AND THE
PEOPLE'S PRINCESS...
AND THE DANGEROUS GAME IT WOULD
ULTIMATELY BECOME.

Tony Blair says SHE WAS THE PEOPLE'S
PRINCESS.
A GIRL IN THE END, THE MOST
HUNTED PERSON OF THE MODERN AGE.

The title of the series reads "The Palace and the Press. Diana versus The Tabloids."

The Narrator says FLEET STREET - THE 12TH OF
AUGUST 1996.
A CALL COMES INTO THE NEWSROOM
FROM KENSINGTON PALACE,
INVITING THE EDITORS OF ALL THE
BIG TABLOID PAPERS TO LUNCH
WITH DIANA.
FOR NEARLY 20 YEARS, SHE'D BEEN
THE MOST WRITTEN ABOUT ROYAL IN
THE WORLD.
BUT AFTER MONTHS OF BEING
HOUNDED BY THE PRESS...
SHE WANTED TO DISCUSS A NEW
AGREEMENT WITH THEM.

A caption reads "Kelvin MacKenzie. Editor, The Sun (1981-94)." Kelvin is in his late sixties, clean-shaven with receding white hair. He wears a blue shirt.

In a fancy living room, Kelvin says DIANA WAS AS CLEVER AS ALL
HELL IN RELATION TO THE MEDIA.
SHE UNDERSTOOD THAT THE MEDIA
WAS IMPORTANT.
I THINK, IN THE END, SHE DIDN'T
WANT TO BE CONTROLLED, AND ON
THAT BASIS, SHE WANTED
FRIENDSHIPS WITH JOURNALISTS.

The Narrator says OVER A LIGHT LUNCH, IN
DIANA'S PRIVATE QUARTERS, SHE
PROPOSED A DEAL TO THE
ASSEMBLED PRESS EDITORS.
SHE WOULD FEED THEM STORIES IF,
IN RETURN, THEY TOOK A MORE
RESPECTFUL APPROACH TO HER
PERSONAL PRIVACY.
IT WAS AN ATTEMPT TO CONTROL
THE TABLOIDS WHO HAD DOMINATED
HER LIFE FOR SO LONG.
BUT DIANA'S PRESS PACT WAS A
HUGE GAMBLE...
ONE THAT WOULD HAVE A TERRIBLE
OUTCOME.
UNTIL THE 1980S, TABLOID
INTEREST IN THE ROYAL FAMILY
WAS OFTEN CONFINED TO
COMMONWEALTH TOURS AND STATE
FUNCTIONS.
SEEN AS FUSTY, OLD-FASHIONED
AND STEEPED IN TRADITION, THEY
ATTRACTED LIMITED PRESS
ATTENTION.

(new wave music playing)
A clip shows a fashion show and people at a pub.

The Narrator says BUT IN 1980, THAT WOULD ALL
CHANGE.
AS THE COUNTRY EMERGED OUT OF A
DECADE OF AUSTERITY, THINGS
WERE ON THE UP.
BRITAIN HAD A NEW PRIME
MINISTER...

Thatcher says WHERE THERE IS DISCORD MAY WE
BRING HARMONY.

The Narrator says A BRIGHT ECONOMIC FUTURE
AND A HANDSOME YOUNG PRINCE...
WHO NEEDED A WIFE.
PRINCE CHARLES WAS IN HIS EARLY
30S AND, AFTER A PLAYBOY YOUTH,
THE PRESSURE WAS ON FOR HIM TO
FIND HIS FUTURE QUEEN.

Kelvin says SO, PRINCE CHARLES IS
32 YEARS OLD AND THERE DOESN'T
APPEAR TO BE A GIRLFRIEND IN
SIGHT.
THIS IS A PROBLEM.
IT'S ACTUALLY, STRANGELY ENOUGH,
A PROBLEM FOR THE TABLOIDS
BECAUSE HE HAS TO HAVE AN HEIR
AND A SPARE, AS WE ALL KNOW, AND
THERE IS NO SIGN, AND THEN THE
CHANGE HAPPENS.
THANK THE LORD.

The caption changes to "Chapter 01: When Di Met Charles."

The Narrator says DURING THE SUMMER OF 1980, A
SHY LOOKING BLONDE GIRL IS
SNAPPED AMONGST CHARLES'S ROYAL
PARTY AT A POLO MATCH.
LITTLE IS KNOWN ABOUT HER.
BUT FOR TABLOID JOURNALISTS,
SHE WAS AN INTERESTING NEW
FACE.

Headlines read "He's i love again! Lady Di is the new girl for Charles."

The caption changes to "Katie Nicholl. The Mail on Sunday (2001-12)." Katie is in his early forties, with long brown hair. She wears a bright pink dress.

Katie says SHE WAS ONLY 19 YEARS
OLD, SHE WAS, YOU KNOW,
RELATIVELY INEXPERIENCED AND
CERTAINLY INEXPERIENCED WHEN IT
CAME TO HANDLING INTERNATIONAL
PRESS ATTENTION.
SO, I THINK THERE WAS A GREAT
SENSE OF HOPE AND OPTIMISM ABOUT
ALL THIS FROM THE START.

The caption changes to "Charles Rae. Daily Star/The Sun (1979-2007)." Charles is in his early seventies, clean-shaven and bald. He wears a dark gray jacket and a beige shirt.

Charles says THERE WAS A CERTAIN NAIVETY
ABOUT DIANA, ERM, WHICH ENDEARED
HER TO EVERYBODY.
SHE REALLY WAS FRESH FACED.
THE PROSPECT OF HER COMING INTO
THE ROYAL FAMILY FILLED QUITE A
LOT OF PEOPLE, INCLUDING US,
WITH HAPPINESS AND JOY.
IT WAS THE VERY FIRST TIME, I
SUPPOSE, THAT WE REALISED THAT
SHE WAS A STORY.

The Narrator says CHARLES'S NEW GIRLFRIEND WAS
A TANTALISING PROSPECT FOR THE
TABLOIDS.
THE PRESS PACK QUICKLY SET
ABOUT FOLLOWING DIANA, KEEN TO
FIND OUT IF SHE WAS FRONT PAGE
MATERIAL.

A series of black and white pictures of a young Diana appears.

Kelvin says THE SPECULATION WAS MASSIVE.
THERE HAD BEEN ONE PICTURE WHICH
HAD GOT EVERYBODY RUNNING
AROUND, AND NOW SHE DOES HER
FIRST PRESS CORPS.
SHE WORE SOME KIND OF
TRANSPARENTY DRESS, WHICH IN
ITSELF, WAS A SENSATION IN ITS
OWN RIGHT.
THAT WAS THE BEGINNING OF THE
RELATIONSHIP WITH THE PRESS,
WHICH WAS GOING TO LAST, REALLY,
RIGHT UNTIL HER TRAGIC DEATH.

The Narrator says THIS FIRST ICONIC DIANA FRONT
PAGE WAS ALSO ONE OF THE FIRST
TO FRAME A ROYAL IN A MORE
TANTALISING WAY.
ONE THAT MIGHT APPEAL TO THEIR
PREDOMINANTLY MALE READERSHIP.

The caption changes to "Camilla Tominey. Sunday Express (2003-18)." Camilla is in her early forties, with short brown hair. She wears a light salmon blouse and pearl earrings.

Camilla says I THINK, PICTORIALLY, THERE
WAS A SENSE OF EXPLOITING
DIANA'S NAIVETÉ.
EVERYONE WILL REMEMBER THE
FAMOUS IMAGE OF HER HOLDING THE
CHILDREN THAT SHE WORKED WITH,
AND IT ENDED UP ON THE FRONT
PAGES, AND OF COURSE SHE HAD NO
IDEA THAT, BECAUSE OF THE WAY
THE SUN SHONE THROUGH, THAT HER
LEGS WOULD BE EXPOSED.

The Narrator says DIANA WAS INSTANT TABLOID
GOLD.
WITH HER FIRST FRONT PAGE,
SALES OF
THE SUN
LEAPT UP AND
ALL THE TABLOIDS KNEW THEY HAD
FINALLY FOUND A ROYAL WHO
SHIFTED COPY.
BUT AS THEY MOVED IN EVER
CLOSER TO GET BETTER PICTURES
AND BIGGER SCOOPS...

A Male Police Officer says STAY BACK, PLEASE.
THANK YOU.
STAY BACK, LADS.

The Narrator says THEIR APPETITE WOULD
BECOME INSATIABLE.
FROM THE MOMENT DIANA ENTERED
PUBLIC LIFE, FOR THE TABLOIDS,
SHE DELIVERED A MUCH-NEEDED
INJECTION OF GLAMOUR THAT THEIR
READERS CRAVED.

Male Anchor says AT THE END,
SOMETHING ELSE LADY DIANA IS
GOING TO HAVE TO GET USED TO -
THE FUSILLADE OF CAMERA
FLASHBULBS.

The Narrator says AFTER A SHORT ROMANCE,
CHARLES AND DIANA ANNOUNCED
THEIR ENGAGEMENT IN FEBRUARY
1981, AND THE TABLOIDS WERE
OVERJOYED.

Old footage shows Diana and Charles leaving in a car.

In his thirties, Prince Charles says JUST DELIGHTED AND HAPPY.
I-I'M AMAZED THAT SHE'S BEEN
BRAVE ENOUGH TO TAKE ME ON.

Kelvin says WHEN, UNBELIEVABLY,
CHARLES AND DIANA GET ENGAGED
ONLY SIX MONTHS OR SO AFTER
BECOMING BOYFRIEND/GIRLFRIEND
TOGETHER, YOU HAD A CHOICE -
YOU WERE EITHER GOING TO SAY,
"THIS IS RIDICULOUS" OR YOU ARE
GOING TO DO WHAT I THINK MOST
SUN
READERS WOULD WANT, WHICH
IS EMBRACE IT TOTALLY; GO FOR IT
HELL FOR LEATHER, AND THAT IS
WHAT HAPPENED.

Headlines read "My Shi Di. Do 20 years old tomorrow. She's just the ticket."

The Narrator says THE PRESS WANTED A ROYAL
FAIRY-TALE FOR THEIR READERS
AND, IN THE SUMMER OF 1981,
THEY WOULD GET ONE.

The caption changes to "Chapter 02: Marriage of the Century."

(cheering)
Diana steps out of a car wearing a magnificent wedding dress.

The Narrator says ON JULY 29TH, AN ESTIMATED
GLOBAL AUDIENCE OF 750 MILLION
PEOPLE TUNED IN TO WATCH
CHARLES AND DIANA MARRY.
MORE THAN FOR THE MOON
LANDINGS.
THE TABLOIDS COULDN'T GET
ENOUGH OF IT.

Archbishop says AND FORSAKING ALL
OTHER, KEEP THEE ONLY UNTO HIM.

Diana says I WILL.

Camilla says WHAT WAS SPECIAL ABOUT
CHARLES AND DIANA WAS THIS IDEA
OF A FAIRY-TALE PRINCESS
MARRYING A FUTURE KING, AND IT
CAME AFTER THE 1970S, WHICH HAD
BEEN A DIFFICULT DECADE.
FINALLY, I THINK, THE '80S AND
THE BEGINNING OF THAT DECADE
HERALDED SOMETHING TO CELEBRATE.

Prince Charles says TO LOVE AND TO CHERISH.

Katie says IT REALLY WAS
EVERYTHING THE PUBLIC HOPED IT
WOULD BE.
IT WAS A MOMENT TO COME
TOGETHER, TO UNITE THE NATION,
AND TO CELEBRATE ALL OF THE HOPE
AND OPTIMISM THAT THE FUTURE
HOUSE OF WINDSOR REPRESENTED IN
THAT MARRIAGE.

In off, Male Reporter says "A MARRIAGE OF
HOPE IN A WORLD OF TROUBLES,"
THOSE WERE THE WORDS WHICH
SUMMED IT ALL UP DURING THE
GLITTERING CEREMONY AT ST
PAUL'S.

A blond man says THERE'S ONLY ONE MONARCHY AND
WE'VE GOT TO LOOK AT THE NEXT
KING AND QUEEN, HAVEN'T YOU?

The Narrator says FOR THE PRESS THE ROYAL
WEDDING WAS A GOLDEN
OPPORTUNITY TO SELL EVEN MORE
NEWSPAPERS TO THEIR READERS AND
PUSH SALES THROUGH THE ROOF.

Headlines read "Wedding fever! My fairytale princess. What a party, what a day!"

Kelvin says THE WEDDING DAY WAS A
PHENOMENAL, PHENOMENAL EVENT IN
THE COUNTRY, PHENOMENAL.
STREET PARTIES AND EVERYBODY
BASICALLY ENJOYING THEMSELVES.
EVERYBODY EMBRACED IT.
THE ROYAL FAMILY, IT'S NOT QUITE
A PR MACHINE, BUT WHEN THEY HAVE
SOMETHING GOOD GOING, THEY KNOW
THAT THE NATION WILL EMBRACE
THEM.
AND EVERY EDITOR, INCLUDING ME,
KNEW THAT A DIANA PICTURE WOULD
SELL PAPERS.

Charles says THE PUBLIC WERE TOTALLY IN
LOVE WITH THIS FAIRY-TALE THAT
WAS HAPPENING BEFORE THEIR...
BEFORE THEIR EYES.
THE TABLOID NEWSPAPERS RELY
GREATLY ON THEIR READERSHIP.
THEY HAVE A GREAT AFFINITY WITH
THEIR READERS AND THEY TAKE
NOTICE OF WHAT THEIR READERS SAY
AND THINK.
AND OF COURSE, FOR US, IT WAS
VERY, VERY IMPORTANT THAT THEY
SHOULD BE PART OF THIS ROYAL
WEDDING, YOU KNOW, AND THAT'S
WHY I WAS THERE IN THE CROWD.
IT WAS ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC.
YOU KNOW, IT'S ONE OF THOSE SORT
OF MEMORIES THAT NEVER LEAVES
YOU.

Princess Diana smiles and waves at a crowd.

Reporter 2 says THE NEW PRINCESS
OF WALES ACKNOWLEDGED THE ROARS
OF DELIGHT FROM THE HUGE CROWDS
FROM THE BALCONY OF BUCKINGHAM
PALACE.

The Narrator says AS A MILLION LONDONERS LINED
THE STREETS IN THE SUMMER
SUNSHINE TO CELEBRATE THE ROYAL
NUPTIALS...

A child says HELLO!
HELLO, MUM!

The Narrator says THE TABLOIDS WERE HUNTING
FOR AN ICONIC PICTURE THAT
WOULD SELL BIG.

(cheering)

Charles says THE COUPLE WERE COYLY
STANDING THERE AND THE CROWD
STARTED, "GIVE HER A KISS, GIVE
HER A KISS."
IT WAS LIKE A BIG CRESCENDO OF
PEOPLE WHO WANTED TO SEE THAT
KISS AND, OF COURSE, THERE IT
CAME.
THE KISS CAME, THANK YOU VERY
MUCH, AND IT'S STRAIGHT INTO THE
FRONT PAGE AGAIN AND, YOU KNOW,
WE'VE GOT ANOTHER MARVELLOUS
ROYAL STORY.

Kelvin says THAT WAS THE PICTURE THAT
WENT 'ROUND THE WORLD.
THE REALITY IS THAT THERE WAS
SOMETHING ABOUT DIANA THAT THE
CAMERA ABSOLUTELY LOVED.
THE CAMERA LOVED DIANA.

The Narrator says THE WEDDING KISS, SNAPPED BY
SUN
PHOTOGRAPHER ARTHUR
EDWARDS, BECAME A GLOBAL
NEWSPAPER SENSATION.
THE PICTURE SOLD AROUND THE
WORLD AND NETTED THE SUN OVER
3 MILLION POUNDS.
AND IT WAS CLEAR THAT INTEREST
IN THE PHOTOGRAPHS AMONGST THE
PRESS AND THE PUBLIC WAS
PRIMARILY FOCUSED ON JUST ONE
OF THE NEWLYWEDS, AND THAT
WOULD SOON BECOME DIFFICULT.

Camilla says SHE APPEARED TO BE THE MORE
INTERESTING OF THE PAIR, AND WE
KNOW THAT PRINCE CHARLES FELT
SIDE-LINED, AND THIS WAS HUGELY
PROBLEMATIC FOR THE MONARCHY
BECAUSE HE IS THE ONE WHO IS
GOING TO BE KING AT THE END OF
THE DAY, HE WAS THE BLOOD BORN
PRINCE, AND YOU HAD INCREASING
FASCINATION WITH DIANA, WHICH
WAS BORN OUT OF PUBLIC INTEREST
IN HER AT THE END OF THE DAY.

The Narrator says AS THEY SETTLED INTO ROYAL
LIFE, THE TABLOIDS QUICKLY
REALISED THAT THEIR READERS'
FASCINATION WITH THE NEW
PRINCESS WAS ONLY INTENSIFYING.

Female Anchor says SHE WORE
SILVER ACCESSORIES AND FEATURED
AN UNUSUAL HEADBAND OF EMERALDS.
PRINCESS DIANA'S TRENDSETTING
WENT ON TO SET THE PACE FOR THE
WHOLE EVENING.

Diana and Charles dance in an elegant party.

The Narrator says IT WAS VERY CLEAR THAT DIANA
SOLD, CHARLES DIDN'T.

Kelvin says I, MYSELF, RIGHT, WHEN WE HAD
NOTHING ELSE GOING ON IN THE
WORLD, NOTHING HAPPENING, THE
ANSWER IS MAKE THE DIANA PICTURE
BIGGER.
AND THE BIGGER THE PICTURE, THE
BIGGER THE SALE.

Charles says WE ARE NOW TALKING, YOU KNOW,
PREMIER LEAGUE, YOU KNOW, IN THE
ROYAL FAMILY WITH DIANA.
AND IT WAS ONLY NATURAL THAT THE
FOCUS TURNED ONTO DIANA.
AND HE ACTUALLY TURNED IT INTO A
LITTLE JOKE AND SAID, "I'M
REALLY SORRY YOU'VE BEEN STUCK
WITH ME; MY WIFE SEEMS TO BE
MORE POPULAR."
HE WAS JOKING AT THE TIME, BUT
VERY SOON, THAT BEGAN TO GNAW ON
HIM.

In a gala meeting, Princes Charles says I'VE COME TO THE CONCLUSION
THAT, REALLY, IT WOULD HAVE BEEN
FAR EASIER TO HAVE HAD TWO
WIVES...
TO HAVE COVERED BOTH SIDES
OF THE STREET.
I COULD HAVE WALKED DOWN THE
MIDDLE, DIRECTING THE OPERATION.

(audience laughing)
Diana sits nearby looking down.

Camilla says SHE WAS THE ULTIMATE
PINUP GIRL, REALLY, FOR THE
TABLOIDS.
WHAT WAS INTERESTING ABOUT DIANA
IS PEOPLE WERE NOT FOLLOWING
WHAT SHE WORE, BUT WHAT SHE
SAID.
THIS IDEA THAT PEOPLE WERE
BUYING INTO WHO SHE WAS, WHAT
SHE DID AND HOW SHE CARRIED
HERSELF, AND THAT THEN FUELLED
INCREASED TABLOID INTEREST TO
THE POINT OF FRENZY, REALLY.

The Narrator says AS DEMAND FOR DIANA SOARED,
THE PRESSURE WAS ON TO GET
BIGGER, BETTER, BOLDER
EXCLUSIVES ON THE PRINCESS.
AND IT WASN'T LONG BEFORE
SUN
JOURNALIST CHARLES RAE GOT ONE.

The caption changes to "Chapter 03: The Patter of Royal Feet."

Charles says DIANA WAS THE NUMBER
ONE ROYAL, SO, OBVIOUSLY,
ANYTHING THAT SHE DID WAS GONNA
SAIL INTO THE PAPERS.
DIANA WENT TO THE V and A; IT WAS
SOME SORT OF EXHIBITION, IF I
CAN REMEMBER CORRECTLY.
AND SHE WENT THERE AND SHE
APPEARED TO CLOSE HER EYES AND
CLEARLY LOOKED AS IF SHE WAS
HAVING 40 WINKS.
YOU KNOW, YOU LOOKED AT HER AND
YOU THOUGHT, "OOH, THIS IS NOT
BAD, HANG ON A SECOND."
THE FOLLOWING DAY, THERE WAS THE
ANNOUNCEMENT AS TO POSSIBLY WHY
SHE WAS HAVING 40 WINKS - SHE
HAD ANNOUNCED THAT SHE WAS
PREGNANT WITH PRINCE WILLIAM.

A headline reads "Baby blues? I spy a sleeping Di."

The Narrator says 50,000 ADDITIONAL COPIES OF
THE SUN
WERE SHIFTED BY THIS
STORY ALONE AND THE PALACE HAD
BEEN FORCED TO ANNOUNCE WHAT
THE PUBLIC ALREADY SUSPECTED -
THAT DIANA WAS PREGNANT WITH
HER FIRST CHILD.
IT WAS CLEAR THAT MORE PRYING,
SPECULATIVE SCOOPS LIKE THIS
WERE GOOD FOR BUSINESS...
PIQUING PUBLIC INTEREST IN
DIANA STILL FURTHER.
BUT THE SLEEPING DIANA
EXCLUSIVE WAS ALSO A WATERSHED
MOMENT FOR ANOTHER REASON - THE
TABLOIDS WERE NOW PUSHING THE
LINES OF PUBLIC DECENCY, AS
THEY MOVED IN EVER CLOSER.

Kelvin says WE WOULD INVEST ANY AMOUNTS
OF MONEY, WHETHER IT'S
TRAVELLING AROUND THE WORLD,
LOOKING FOR HER TO LIE ON
BEACHES OR WHATEVER, TO GET
RATHER RACY SHOTS OF HER WEARING
A BIKINI OR WHATEVER, THEN...
THEN I WOULD DO THAT.

The Narrator says IN THE SPRING OF 1984, WHILE
SHE WAS PREGNANT AND ON HOLIDAY
IN THE BAHAMAS, RACY BIKINI
SHOTS IS EXACTLY WHAT THE
TABLOIDS WERE IN SEARCH OF FOR
THEIR NEXT BIG DIANA
FRONT PAGE.

Charles says THE PICTURE OF DIANA IN HER
BIKINI, WHICH, YOU KNOW, WAS
HEADLINED "DI-LAND," YOU KNOW,
WAS-- AGAIN, WAS ANOTHER
FANTASTIC PICTURE, AND I DID NOT
SEE IT AND STILL DO NOT SEE IT
AS AN INTRUSIVE PICTURE.
SHE WAS WEARING A BIKINI.
SHE WAS PREGNANT.
I MEAN, IF YOU THINK OF ALL THE
CELEBRITIES NOWADAYS WHO ARE
ACTUALLY SHOWING OFF THEIR BUMPS
IN THEIR OWN-- IN THEIR OWN
TWITTER FEEDS AND EVERYTHING
ELSE, YOU KNOW, WHAT WAS QUITE
REMARKABLE ABOUT THAT WAS THE
FACT THAT SHE WAS PROBABLY ONE
OF THE FIRST THAT WAS QUITE
HAPPY WITH IT TO BE SEEN, THAT
PICTURE.

The Narrator says DI-LAND EXCLUSIVE WAS YET
ANOTHER FRONT PAGE THAT SOLD IN
LARGE NUMBERS, BECOMING ONE OF
THE SUN'S
HIGHEST SELLERS OF
1982.
BUT IT ALSO RAISED MORE SERIOUS
QUESTIONS ABOUT TABLOID
INTRUSION.

Kelvin says YOU GET ALL THE OLD
COMMENTATORS, ALL THE OLD
LEFT-WING HERBERTS, ALL SAYING
"IT'S ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTING,
SOMETHING MUST BE DONE," AND AT
THE SAME TIME, THEN THE PUBLIC
ARE GOING OUT AND BUYING THEM
BY THE MILLION.
WE WERE SELLING FOUR AND A
QUARTER MILLION, FOUR AND A HALF
MILLION A DAY.
IT WAS-- IT WAS ASTONISHING,
REALLY.

Katie says WITHOUT A DOUBT, THE TABLOIDS
REALISED THAT THEY HAD AN
INFINITE POT OF GOLD WITH DIANA
AND, YES, THEY TOTALLY EXPLOITED
HER NAIVETÉ.
IN THOSE EARLY YEARS AND BEFORE
DIANA HAD MASTERMINDED HOW THE
PRESS WORKED, SHE WAS PUTTY IN
THEIR HANDS.

The Narrator says AT 9:03 P.M. ON THE 21ST OF
JUNE 1982, DIANA GAVE BIRTH TO
A BABY BOY - PRINCE WILLIAM -
NOW SECOND IN LINE TO THE
THRONE.
HARRY FOLLOWED, TWO YEARS
LATER.

Holding a baby, Diana says ZARA?
CAN YOU GET HER?

William says ZARA!

Diana says LOOK, PLEASE.

The Narrator says WITH THEIR TWO CHILDREN,
CHARLES AND DIANA WERE OF EVEN
MORE INTEREST TO THE TABLOIDS,
BUT THE PALACE WERE BEGINNING
TO GET MORE SAVVY WITH THE
PRESS.
THEY HAD STRICT PRIVACY LAWS
PLACED AROUND WILLIAM AND HARRY
TO PROTECT THEM FROM PRYING
LENSES.
BUT THIS ONLY INTENSIFIED THE
TABLOID FOCUS ON DIANA, AND
SOON THEY UNCOVERED A SECRET,
WHEN RUMOURS BEGAN TO CIRCULATE
THAT ALL WAS NOT WELL IN THE
ROYAL MARRIAGE.
THE PRESS WERE ABOUT TO HAVE
A FIELD DAY.

In an audio recording, Diana says IF YOU WANT TO BE LIKE ME.
YOU'VE GOT TO SUFFER.

The Narrator BY THE MID-1980S, TABLOID
NEWSPAPER SALES WERE BOOMING.
FLEET STREET HAD BEEN SWAPPED
FOR A NEW FACILITY IN WAPPING
TO SPEED UP PRODUCTION
AND MEET THE DEMAND.
AND WHEN IT CAME TO SALES,
DIANA WAS NEVER FAR FROM THEIR
MIND.
FRONT PAGES FEATURING HER WOULD
SELL ALMOST FIVE MILLION PAPERS
A DAY.

Katie says THE ROYAL FAMILY WERE
UNDERPREPARED FOR THE EXPLOSION
THAT MET DIANA.
(press clamouring)
DI MANIA TOOK OFF AND IT WAS
THEN VERY DIFFICULT TO SHUT THE
PRESS DOWN.
SHE'D LET THEM IN, ONCE YOU LET
THEM IN, IT'S VERY HARD TO TELL
THEM TO SUDDENLY GO AWAY AGAIN
AND NO ONE WAS GOING TO GO
AWAY.

The Narrator says BUT THE HUNGER FOR DIANA
STORIES HAD MADE TABLOID HACKS
INCREASINGLY AGGRESSIVE IN
THEIR SEARCH FOR THE NEXT BIG
SCOOP.
AND WITH RUMOURS RIFE THAT,
BEHIND PALACE DOORS, THE
PRINCESS WAS GROWING
INCREASINGLY UNHAPPY, THERE
WERE PLENTY OF JUICY HEADLINES
TO GRAB.

The caption changes to "Chapter 04: Not So Happily Every After."

Greeting Diana, a young man says PLEASED TO MEET YOU.
THAT WAS A GOOD DAY, THAT!

(laughing)

Kelvin says I DID HAVE LUNCH WITH
CHARLES AND DIANA, AND IT WAS
ABSOLUTELY CLEAR TO ME THAT THEY
WERE ON TWO DIFFERENT PLANETS -
ONE FROM MARS, ONE FROM VENUS.
THEY WERE-- THEY HAD ABSOLUTELY
NOTHING IN COMMON.
CHARLES SPENT MOST OF HIS TIME
TALKING ABOUT LAURENS VAN DER
POST, WHO'S A PHILOSOPHER.
NOW, I HAD NO IDEA WHO LAURENS
VAN DER POST WAS.
I WAS IN GOOD COMPANY BECAUSE IT
WAS QUITE CLEAR TO ME THAT DIANA
HAD NO IDEA EITHER.

The Narrator says TO THE EVER WATCHFUL TABLOID
PRESS, THE CRACKS THEY HAD
ALWAYS SUSPECTED IN THE ROYAL
MARRIAGE WERE BEGINNING TO
SHOW.
CHARLES WAS AN OLD-FASHIONED
COUNTRY GENT... ..WHILST DIANA WAS A YOUNG,
COSMOPOLITAN, CITY GIRL.
AND IT WASN'T LONG BEFORE PRESS
RUMOURS WERE CIRCULATING ABOUT
EXTRAMARITAL AFFAIRS.

Katie says CHARLES FIRST MET THE THEN
CAMILLA SHAND IN THE EARLY-1970S
AND THERE WAS AN IMMEDIATE
CHEMISTRY BETWEEN THEM.
CHARLES FELL VERY QUICKLY HEAD
OVER HEELS FOR CAMILLA.
SHE WAS VERY OUTGOING, SHE WAS
AN EXTROVERT AND SHE WAS GOOD
FUN.

The Narrator says CHARLES AND CAMILLA HAD
REMAINED CLOSE FRIENDS
THROUGHOUT HIS MARRIAGE.
BUT BY 1986, WORD AROUND THE
TABLOID NEWS DESKS WAS THAT
THEY HAD NOW BECOME MUCH
MORE THAN THAT.

A black and white picture shows Camilla Shand and Diana walking together. Diana looks intensively at the camera.

Kelvin says ALTHOUGH THE RUMOURS WERE
KIND OF AROUND THAT THE CHARLES
AND CAMILLA RELATIONSHIP HAD
NEVER REALLY GONE AWAY, THERE
WAS NO REAL SUBSTANCE THAT NO
EDITOR COULD HAVE JUST PUT THAT
IN.

Charles says RUMOURS WERE GOING ON, NOT
GREAT RUMOURS, NOTHING YOU COULD
PUT YOUR FINGER ON OR HAD ANY
EVIDENCE OF, SO THESE SORT OF
THINGS WERE GOING ON IN THE
BACKGROUND.
BUT THEY HADN'T SPILT OUT INTO
THE PUBLIC DOMAIN YET, AND WE
WERE ONLY GETTING, YOU KNOW,
"THINGS AIN'T THAT GREAT IN THE
WEDDING-- IN THE MARRIAGE AT
THAT TIME," BUT THERE WASN'T
ANYTHING YOU COULD YOUR FINGER
ON THAT SAID, "OH, YEAH, WE'VE
GOT A GREAT STORY HERE."

Headlines read "The Secret Sadness of Princess Di. Di Found Knickers in Charles's Pocket."

The Narrator says THEY MIGHT NOT HAVE BEEN ABLE
TO PRINT RUMOURS, BUT THE
TABLOIDS COULD PICK A SIDE.
AND INCREASINGLY, THEY WOULD
PAINT A VERY SYMPATHETIC
PICTURE OF DIANA - AN ISOLATED
PRINCESS, TRAPPED IN A LOVELESS
MARRIAGE BUT ADORED BY THE
BRITISH PUBLIC.

Talking to the press, Diana says SORRY, I DIDN'T SEE YOU
THERE, SORRY.
HELLO.
HUGGING THE LAMP.

A woman says I'M HUGGING THE LAMP.

(chattering)

The Narrator says CHARLES AND CAMILLA'S AFFAIR
WOULD EVENTUALLY BE EXPOSED BY
THE PRESS SOME YEARS LATER IN
1993, WHEN SECRET RECORDINGS OF
THEM TALKING DIRTY, DUBBED
"TAMPON-GATE," HIT THE
HEADLINES.

Camilla says THE CAMILLAGATE TAPES WERE
EXTRAORDINARY TAPES, DETAILING
THE INTIMATE CONVERSATIONS OF
CAMILLA AND CHARLES.
AND SO, THEY WERE PUBLISHED WITH
THE ARGUMENT THAT IT WAS IN THE
PUBLIC INTEREST TO PUT THEIR
AFFAIR INTO SOME SORT OF
CONTEXT.
BUT I WOULD SAY, UNDOUBTEDLY,
THE LOWEST EBB FROM A PR
PERSPECTIVE FOR PRINCE CHARLES,
IN THE TAPES, EFFECTIVELY
SUGGESTING THAT HE WOULD HAVE
LIKED TO HAVE BEEN CAMILLA'S
TAMPAX IS PROBABLY THE BIGGEST
LOW ANY MEMBER OF THE
ROYAL FAMILY HAS EVER SUNK TO.

Kelvin says I WAS VERY MUCH IN THE DIANA
CAMP, MAINLY BECAUSE IT WAS IN
MY COMMERCIAL INTEREST.
DIANA SOLD PAPERS; CHARLES WOULD
BE LUCKY TO SELL A PAIR OF OLD
SHOES, YOU KNOW.
THERE WAS NO COMPARISON BETWEEN
THE TWO, YOU KNOW.
NO MATTER WHAT I THOUGHT OF HER
ACTIONS OR HIS ACTIONS, MY
COMMITMENT WAS TOTALLY TOWARDS
DIANA.

The Narrator says ALTHOUGH THE PRESS SUSPECTED
CHARLES'S ADULTERY IN 1986,
THEY ALSO KNEW THAT, AT THE
SAME TIME, DIANA HAD NOT BEEN
ENTIRELY FAITHFUL HERSELF.

Katie says MAJOR JAMES HEWITT WAS
A DASHING ARMY OFFICER, WHO THE
WALESES HAD ACTUALLY RECRUITED
TO HELP THEM TEACH WILLIAM AND
HARRY TO HORSE RIDE.
DIANA WAS IMMEDIATELY ATTRACTED
TO HIM AND THEY EMBARKED ON AN
EXTRAMARITAL AFFAIR.
BUT, AGAIN, THE TABLOIDS WERE IN
A POSITION WHERE THEY SIMPLY
DIDN'T HAVE ANY PROOF.
ANYTHING THAT WAS SAID WAS
PURELY SPECULATION AND RUMOUR.

Kelvin says NOW, LOOK, YOU CAN'T CARRY ON
THAT LEVEL OF RELATIONSHIP
WITHOUT EVERYBODY FINDING OUT.
SO, THE WORD STARTS TO SPREAD
OUT AND THERE WAS SOME
SUGGESTION THAT, AT ONE STAGE,
HEWITT ACTUALLY WAS DRIVEN INTO
KENSINGTON PALACE IN THE BOOT OF
THE CAR SO THAT HE COULD SPEND
THE WEEKEND WITH DIANA WHILE
CHARLES WAS AWAY.

The Narrator says DESPITE BOTH FINDING LOVE
WITH OTHERS, THE TABLOIDS WERE
HAPPY TO IGNORE DIANA'S
MISDEMEANOURS AND FOCUS ON
VILIFYING CHARLES.
AFTER ALL, TURNING AGAINST A
MONEY MACHINE LIKE THE PRINCESS
COULD DAMAGE SALES.

Headlines read "He never loved her. Throne apart."

Kelvin says SHE HAD AN EMPATHY AND A LINK
WITH ORDINARY PEOPLE THAT
CHARLES, IF HE LIVED TO BE 1000
YEARS OLD, WAS NEVER GOING TO
HAVE.
AND LITERALLY, IF YOU PUT DIANA
ON THE FRONT PAGE, BOOM, IT WENT
UP ANOTHER 50,000.
IT WASN'T GENIUS.

Charles says MOST OF THE TABLOIDS WERE
QUITE SUPPORTIVE OF DIANA
BECAUSE HE IS SEEN AS THE
BETRAYER AT THAT TIME AND POOR
DIANA WAS GETTING ALL, YOU KNOW,
IF YOU LIKE, THE SUPPORT NOT
JUST FROM THE NEWSPAPERS BUT
FROM THE PUBLIC AS WELL.
I MEAN, EVERYWHERE YOU WENT, YOU
KNOW, "DIANA WAS LOVELY.
HOW COULD HE DO THIS?
SHE WAS BEAUTIFUL.
HOW COULD HE GO BACK TO
CAMILLA?"
EVERYBODY WAS VERY SYMPATHETIC
TOWARDS HER.
AND YOU COULD FEEL THE LOVE AND
THE WARMTH TOWARDS THE PRINCESS.

(speaking inaudibly)
A woman hands Diana a flower bucket.

The Narrator says DESPITE THE STRAIN, THE PRESS
ALSO NOTICED AN UNEXPECTED
CHANGE IN DIANA.
SHE WAS EMERGING FROM THE
SHADOWS MORE AND OFTEN FLOUTING
ROYAL PROTOCOL.

Kelvin says THERE WERE ALL KINDS
OF STUFF GOING ON.
ONE OF THE INTERESTING THINGS
IS, BECAUSE SHE IS QUITE TALL -
I THINK SHE IS ABOUT 5'9, 5'10 -
SHE WORE FLAT SHOES.
WELL, AS THE MARRIAGE
DISINTEGRATED, OUT COME THE HIGH
HEELS, YOU KNOW.
SO, NOW, THERE WERE TWO THINGS
GOING ON.
SHE WAS-- ONE, SHE WAS NOW
TALLER THAN CHARLES.
AND SECONDLY, OF COURSE, WAS
THIS A SIGN THAT SHE FELT
EMPOWERED, AND SEXIER AND
ATTRACTIVE TO OTHER MEN OUTSIDE
CHARLES?

The Narrator says OVER TIME, THESE ACTS OF
DEFIANCE BECAME MORE PUBLIC AND
THE TABLOIDS LAPPED THEM UP.

Charles says WHEN SHE WENT TO AMERICA,
NANCY REAGAN FIXED UP FOR JOHN
TRAVOLTA TO DANCE WITH DIANA AT
THE WHITE HOUSE...

Male Reporter says WILL YOU DANCE
WITH THE PRINCESS TONIGHT?

In a clip, John Travolta says IF SHE'D LIKE ME TO.

Charles says AND IT WAS A MARVELLOUS,
MARVELLOUS MOMENT.
SOME OF HER ADVISERS WERE SAYING
THIS MAY NOT BE A GREAT IDEA,
BUT IT TURNED OUT TO BE A
FABULOUS IDEA BECAUSE WE'D NEVER
SEEN THAT.
AGAIN THESE ARE ALL-- ALL THESE
SORT OF THINGS ARE FIRSTS.
AND SO, DIANA, YOU KNOW, BROKE
DOWN ANOTHER BARRIER.
BACK IN THE PAPERS, SALES ROCKET
UP.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

The Narrator says DIANA'S MARRIAGE MIGHT HAVE
BEEN DETERIORATING, BUT,
IRONICALLY, SHE WAS GROWING IN
CONFIDENCE.
IT WAS A TRANSFORMATION THE
TABLOIDS LIKED.

Katie says THAT SHY DI OF THE
EARLY YEARS WAS REPLACED WITH AN
INCREASINGLY CONFIDENT YOUNG
WOMEN WHO HAD VERY MUCH FOUND
HER FEET AS A ROYAL.
SHE KNEW THAT SHE WAS THE JILTED
ROYAL BRIDE AND DIANA RESPONDED
BY CHANGING THE WAY SHE LOOKED,
CHANGING WHAT SHE WAS DOING,
REPOSITIONING HERSELF
CENTRE STAGE.

Giving a speech in her mid-thirties, Diana says HELP FOR THOSE ALREADY CAUGHT
IN DRUG MISUSE MAY BE DERIVED
FROM GIVING A LITTLE MORE
UNDERSTANDING AND A GREATER
SENSE OF BELONGING.

The Narrator says WHEN DIANA MET AND SHOOK
HANDS WITH AN AIDS PATIENT IN
1989, IT WAS REFERRED TO IN THE
PRESS AS THE BOLDEST AND MOST
IMPORTANT THING A ROYAL HAD
DONE FOR 200 YEARS.
DIANA WAS CONNECTING WITH
PEOPLE IN A WAY THEY'D NEVER
SEEN ROYALS DO BEFORE.
SHE HAD THE HUMAN TOUCH.
AND FOR TABLOID HACKS, THAT
MEANT SHE WOULD CONNECT WITH
THEIR READERSHIP MORE THAN
EVER.

Charles says AIDS WAS A BIG PASSION FOR
DIANA.
WHEN SHE FIRST TOLD THE PALACE,
PEOPLE WERE SAYING TO HER, "OH,
CAN'T YOU THINK OF ANYTHING
NICER TO DO," BECAUSE, AT THAT
TIME, YOU KNOW, AIDS WAS "OH MY
GOD, WE CAN'T WALK IN THE SAME
ROOM AS SOMEONE WITH AIDS,
WE CAN'T TOUCH THEM."
AND HERE DIANA TURNS UP TO AN
AIDS HOSPICE AND IMMEDIATELY
GOES AND SITS DOWN NEXT TO AN
AIDS PATIENT.
SHE HAS GOT NO GLOVES ON, SHE
SHAKES HIS HAND, AND SHE DID
MORE TO DESTROY THE MYTH OF
AIDS THAN ANYONE ELSE I KNOW IN
THIS WORLD.
IT ALMOST MADE HER MORE
IMPORTANT AND MORE NEWSWORTHY
WHEN YOU HAVE GOT THE FACT THAT
SHE WAS TALKING A LOT OF SENSE
AND SHE WAS CAMPAIGNING ON
BEHALF OF MANY DISADVANTAGED
PEOPLE.

The Narrator says DIANA WAS AWARE OF THE VALUE
OF HER PUBLIC IMAGE AND THE
ROLE THAT THE PRESS PLAYED IN
THAT, AND AS HER MARRIAGE
DISINTEGRATED, THAT TABLOID
RELATIONSHIP WOULD PROVE
USEFUL.

The caption changes to "Chapter 05: The War of the Waleses."

The Narrator says IN JANUARY 1990, TWO
SUN
REPORTERS MET A MAN AT DIDCOT
RAILWAY STATION.
HE PLAYED THEM EXCERPTS FROM A
RECORDING HE HAD STUMBLED
ACROSS ON SHORTWAVE RADIO.

In a recording, a man says "I tell you, she's desperate to tag onto your coat tales." A woman says "Well, she can't. If you want to be like me, you've got to suffer."

The Narrator says THE MAN WAS SAID TO BE
33-YEAR-OLD JAMES GILBEY -
CHILDHOOD FRIEND OF PRINCESS
DIANA.

In the recording, a woman says "You'll never know how much." The man says "I know darling."

Charles says IN THAT TAPE, IT WAS A VERY
AFFECTIONATE TAPE, IN WHICH HE
REFERRED TO SQUIDGE OR SQUIDGY
AROUND ABOUT 53 TIMES.
IT CLEARLY WAS A PET NAME FOR
HER BY HIM.
ALSO, MORE IMPORTANTLY, DIANA
REFERRED TO, YOU KNOW, HOW
DIFFICULT HER MARRIAGE WAS.

In off, a Male Journalist says ITN BROUGHT
IN AN EXPERT WHO COACHES ACTORS
ON SPEECH CONTROL TO COMPARE THE
VOICE ON THE TAPE TO AN
INTERVIEW WITH THE PRINCESS
RECORDED ON AN ITN DOCUMENTARY.

In her mid-forties, a Female Expert says THERE IS NOT ENOUGH TO
DEFINITELY SAY YES, IT IS, NOT
ENOUGH TO DEFINITELY SAY NO, IT
ISN'T.
MY FIRST IMPRESSIONS ARE THAT
THERE ARE MANY SIMILARITIES, BUT
THE IFS ARE STILL THERE.

Charles says IT'S ANOTHER BIG STORY, IT'S
ANOTHER BIG EVENT, AND IT IS
ADDING TO THE PROOF AND THE
EVIDENCE THAT WE HAVE OR THAT
YOU'RE GATHERING THAT THE
MARRIAGE OF THE PRINCE AND
PRINCESS OF WALES IS HEADING
SOUTH.

(press clamouring)

The Narrator says THE AUTHENTICITY OF THE
RECORDINGS WAS NEVER COMPLETELY
VERIFIED, BUT MANY BELIEVE THAT
DIANA HAD DELIBERATELY
CONSPIRED WITH THE PRESS TO AIR
HER DIRTY LAUNDRY IN PUBLIC.

Kelvin says DIANA WAS SAYING "ACTUALLY, I
DON'T CARE ABOUT THE ROYAL
FAMILY; I CARE ABOUT ME AND MY
CHILDREN AND MY OWN HAPPINESS,
AND I AM NOT GOING TO-- GOING
TO BE CORRALLED IN THE MANNER
WHICH OTHERS HAVE BEEN."

(camera shutter clicking)

The Narrator says THE SQUIDGYGATE RECORDINGS
BLEW THE LID ON JUST HOW TOXIC
CHARLES AND DIANA'S
RELATIONSHIP HAD BECOME.
AND THE TABLOIDS WOULD CONTINUE
TO THROW OIL ON THE FIRE.
WHEN ON THE 11TH OF FEBRUARY
1992, DIANA WAS FILMED AND
PHOTOGRAPHED POSING ALONE IN
FRONT OF THE TAJ MAHAL DURING A
STATE VISIT TO INDIA, THE IMAGE
SEEMED LIKE YET ANOTHER
CAREFULLY ORCHESTRATED EVENT.
WAS DIANA USING THE PAPERS TO
TELL THE WORLD THAT SHE WAS NOW
A SINGLE WOMAN?

A male MP says IT IS ANNOUNCED FROM
BUCKINGHAM PALACE THAT, WITH
REGRET, THE PRINCE AND PRINCESS
OF WALES HAVE DECIDED TO
SEPARATE.

The Narrator says BY DECEMBER 1992, IT WAS
OFFICIAL - CHARLES AND DIANA
HAD SEPARATED.

Wearing a green dress and matching hat, Queen Elizabeth says 1992 IS NOT A YEAR ON WHICH I
SHALL LOOK BACK WITH UNDILUTED
PLEASURE.
IT HAS TURNED OUT TO BE AN ANNUS
HORRIBILIS.

The Narrator says AS THE QUEEN FAMOUSLY DUBBED
THE YEAR HER "ANNUS
HORRIBILIS," DIANA WALKED AWAY
FROM ROYAL LIFE AND INTO A NEW
ONE.
SHE HAD FOUND HER VOICE AND HER
FREEDOM.
BUT IF DIANA THOUGHT LIFE WAS
GOING TO GET EASIER, THE PRESS
HAD DIFFERENT IDEAS.
FOR THEM, SHE WAS NO LONGER
PART OF THE ROYAL FAMILY.
NOW, IT WAS OPEN SEASON.
AND DIANA'S RELATIONSHIP WITH
THE TABLOIDS WOULD TAKE A
SINISTER TURN.

(laughing)
(cheering)
Paparazzi photographers follow Diana.

The Narrator says BY 1993, DIANA WAS NO LONGER A
ROYAL.
BUT TABLOID INTEREST
SURROUNDING HER HAD ONLY
INTENSIFIED.

The caption changes to "Chapter 06: The People's Princess."

Camilla says DIANA'S BRAND DID
SEEM TO CHANGE AFTER THE
SEPARATION IN 1992.
SHE SEEMED FREER AND LIGHTER AND
DETERMINED TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
ON HER OWN TERMS.

Katie says THAT WAS THE MOMENT WHERE WE
SAW HER REALLY SHOW THE ROYAL
FAMILY, THE WORLD, THAT SHE
DIDN'T NEED AN HRH.
SHE WAS LOVED AROUND THE WORLD
AND SHE COULD ECLIPSE CHARLES
WITH OR WITHOUT A TITLE.

Visiting a hospital, Diana says OH, THERE'S SO MANY ROOMS!
SO MANY ROOMS.

The Narrator says WITH HER GLAMOROUS REBOOT AND
ONGOING HUMANITARIAN WORK,
DIANA HAD MASTERED THE PRESS
GAME.
BUT INCREASINGLY, THEY WERE NOT
SEEING THEIR PARTNERSHIP IN
QUITE THE SAME WAY.

Kelvin says FOR DIANA, IT WAS IMPORTANT
THAT SHE WAS PERCEIVED AS
RELEVANT.
SHE WAS NO LONGER IN THE ROYAL
FAMILY, SO SHE HAD TO ORGANISE
HER OWN PR, WHICH MEANT,
BASICALLY, TIPPING OFF
NEWSPAPERS WHENEVER SHE WAS
GOING TO BE IN PLACES.
THERE WAS NO DOUBT THE PACK
WHICH PURSUED DIANA HAD
LITERALLY GOT LARGER AND THERE
WERE MORE AND MORE PAPARAZZI.

The Narrator says PRESS BEHAVIOUR BECAME EVER
MORE AGGRESSIVE, EVER MORE
INTRUSIVE.

Charles says PICTURES OF HER WOULD BE
SOLD, NOT JUST IN THIS COUNTRY
AT THAT TIME, BUT ROUND THE
WORLD AND THEY'D BE MAKING AN
AWFUL LOT OF MONEY.
THE CHANCES OF HER TRYING TO
HAVE A NORMAL LIFE, YOU KNOW, IT
WASN'T GOING TO HAPPEN.

The Narrator says BUT DIANA'S PRESS STALKING
WASN'T QUITE AS ONE-SIDED AS IT
SEEMED.
SHE HAD, AROUND THIS TIME,
AGREED A NEW PACT WITH THE
PRESS TO TRY AND CONTROL THEM.
IN RETURN FOR RESPECTING HER
PRIVACY MORE, SHE WOULD FEED
THEM STORIES, AND SO DIANA
WOULD OFTEN APPEAR IN TABLOID
SETUPS AND POSING FOR THE
CAMERAS.
BY 1996, THE TERMS OF THE ROYAL
DIVORCE WERE FINALISED.
DIANA WAS AWARDED A LUMP SUM
SETTLEMENT OF 17 MILLION POUNDS.
SHE SETTLED INTO HER NEW
LIFE...

Male Reporter says THE INFANT
MORTALITY RATE IN THIS COUNTRY
IS HIGHER THAN ANYWHERE ELSE IN
THE WORLD...

The Narrator says HER NEW WORK...

Diana stands next to a man in a field.

A man says THEY'VE BEEN WORKING AWAY
HERE AND THEY'VE EXCAVATED OUT
AND UNCOVERED A MINE.

Diana says I'VE HAD MORE CONTACT WITH
PEOPLE AND THERE'S BEEN LESS
FORMALITIES.

The Narrator says AND A RELATIONSHIP WITH
THE TABLOIDS THAT SERVED THEM
BOTH WELL.

Male Journalist says THERE MAY BE
CONTROVERSY AT HOME, BUT THE
PRINCESS'S FRONTLINE CAMPAIGNING
CONTINUED INTO THE WORLD'S MOST
HEAVILY MINED TOWN.

Diana says I'M ONLY TRYING TO HIGHLIGHT
A PROBLEM THAT'S GOING ON ALL
AROUND THE WORLD, THAT'S ALL.

The Narrator says WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO
WRONG?

The caption changes to "Chapter 07: Dodi."

The Narrator says DIANA HAD STARTED DATING DODI
AL FAYED - THE MILLIONAIRE
PLAYBOY AND SON OF HARRODS
OWNER MOHAMED AL FAYED.
AND THIS TIME, SHE SEEMED HAPPY
THAT THE PRESS KNEW ABOUT IT.

Headlines read "Diana: I's so in love. It's a real romance. Di's dash to Dodi."

Kelvin says DIANA HAD BEEN
SEPARATED FOR FIVE YEARS,
DIVORCED FOR A YEAR OR SO, WHEN,
SUDDENLY, THERE WAS A DRAMATIC
PICTURE PUBLISHED.
THIS WAS THE FIRST PICTURE OF
HER KISSING ANOTHER MAN SINCE
HER MARRIAGE IN '81.
SO, THIS WAS A BIG DEAL.

Pictures show Diana and Dodi having fun in a boat.

Charles says DIANA KNEW AT THE TIME THAT
IT WAS CAUSING AN AWFUL LOT OF,
UM, NEWS COVERAGE BACK IN THE
UK.
I THINK, AT TIMES, SHE THOUGHT
SHE COULD TURN THE TAP OF NEWS
OFF, BUT YOU CAN'T.
YOU CANNOT TURN OFF THE TAP AND
SORT OF SAY "WELL, IT'S A
PRIVATE MOMENT."
IT JUST DOESN'T HAPPEN.

The Narrator says DIANA HAD LOOSENED THE TIGHT
CONTROL NORMALLY PLACED AROUND
JOURNALISTS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS
AND, IN THEIR EXCITEMENT, THEY
WERE BECOMING AN UNCONTROLLABLE
MONSTER.
THE REALISATION OF HOW BIG A
STORY THIS COULD BE CAUSED A
TABLOID FEEDING FRENZY.
DIANA CUT SHORT HER HOLIDAY AND
THE COUPLE HEADED TO PARIS.
JUST AFTER MIDNIGHT, ON AUGUST
THE 31ST, THEY LEFT THE RITZ TO
RETURN TO DODI'S APARTMENT.
BUT THE PRESS HAD BEEN TIPPED
OFF AND A HIGH-SPEED CHASE
FOLLOWED.

Young Male Journalist says THE PRESS ASSOCIATION
ANNOUNCED WITH A NEWSFLASH AT
4:41 - THAT'S JUST A FEW MINUTES
AGO - THAT DIANA, PRINCESS OF
WALES, HAS DIED.

Charles says I WAS ABOUT TO FLY OUT TO
PARIS AND I GOT A PHONE CALL TO
SAY SHE'S DEAD.
AND OF COURSE, I RANG THE OFFICE
TO TELL THEM THAT AND I DIDN'T
GO TO PARIS.
I, THEN, WENT TO THE OFFICE AND
CONTINUALLY WORKED FOR THE NEXT
SEVEN DAYS UNTIL HER FUNERAL.

Kelvin says WHAT WAS QUITE CLEAR
IS THAT THE DEATH OF DIANA WOULD
BE A CHANGING POINT IN
EVERYBODY'S LIFE.

Hundreds of flower buckets lie at a gate entrance.

The Narrator says AS THE NATION GRIEVED,
CHARLES AND THE REST OF THE
ROYAL FAMILY RETREATED TO
BALMORAL...
LEAVING THE PRIME MINISTER
TO ECHO THE PUBLIC MOOD.

In a press conference, Tony Blair says THE PEOPLE, THEY KEPT
FAITH WITH PRINCESS DIANA.
THEY REGARDED HER AS ONE OF
THE PEOPLE.
SHE WAS THE PEOPLE'S PRINCESS...
AND THAT'S HOW SHE WILL REMAIN.

The Narrator says MANY OF THE TABLOIDS WERE
VILIFIED, SEEN AS BEING
RESPONSIBLE FOR DIANA'S TRAGIC
DEATH.

Man 1 says WHY SHOULD NEWS REPORTERS AND
PHOTOGRAPHERS HOUND PEOPLE?

Man 2 says WHY DO THEY PAY SO MUCH MONEY
FOR THE PHOTOGRAPHS?
WHY ARE THE PAPARAZZI AFTER
THEM?
IF THERE WAS NO MONEY IN THE
PHOTOGRAPHS, THEY WOULDN'T HAVE
BEEN AFTER HER IN THE TUNNEL.

Charles says THERE WAS A HUGE BACKLASH
AGAINST THE PRESS AT THIS TIME.
IT DID ANGER ME, YOU KNOW,
ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU WERE
PRACTICALLY BEING SPAT AT IN THE
STREETS, YOU KNOW, AND PEOPLE
WERE SAYING, YOU KNOW, "YOU
HELPED KILL HER.
ALL YOUR STORIES HELPED KILL
HER," AND ALL THIS SORT OF
STUFF.

Kelvin says I THOUGHT THAT
NOTHING WOULD BE QUITE THE SAME
AGAIN IN RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN
THE PRESS AND THE ROYALS AFTER
THAT.
IT WAS NOT THE PRESS THAT
KILLED DIANA AND DODI, AND THAT
ARGUMENT DOES NOT WITHSTAND ANY
KIND OF ANALYSIS.

Diana's coffin enters a church.

In his forties, Diana's brother says SHE TALKED ENDLESSLY OF
GETTING AWAY FROM ENGLAND,
MAINLY BECAUSE OF THE TREATMENT
THAT SHE RECEIVED AT THE HANDS
OF THE NEWSPAPERS.
I DON'T THINK SHE EVER
UNDERSTOOD WHY THERE APPEARED TO
BE A PERMANENT QUEST ON THEIR
BEHALF TO BRING HER DOWN.
MY OWN AND ONLY EXPLANATION IS
THAT GENUINE GOODNESS IS
THREATENING TO THOSE AT THE
OPPOSITE END OF THE MORAL
SPECTRUM.

(crowd applauding)

The Narrator says DIANA WAS THE ULTIMATE
TABLOID ROYAL.
HER RELATIONSHIP WITH THE PRESS
WAS FIERCELY COMPLEX.
SHE NEEDED THEM TO REMAIN
RELEVANT AND THEY NEEDED HER TO
SELL PAPERS.
BUT SHE COULD NEVER CONTROL
THEM IN THE WAY SHE WANTED;
A LOVE/HATE RELATIONSHIP THAT
CONTINUES TO SHAPE THE LIVES OF
EVERY ROYAL TO THIS DAY.

Katie says THAT UNIQUE SPRINKLING
OF STARDUST, GLAMOUR, MYSTIQUE
OF ROYALTY, ALL OF WHICH DIANA
EMBODIED IS SOMETHING THAT WE
HAVE YET TO SEE REPLICATED.
SHE-- SHE WAS QUITE SIMPLY A
ONE-OFF.

Kelvin says THERE WAS A SYMBIOTIC
RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN DIANA AND
THE TABLOIDS.
THE PUBLIC LOVED PICTURES OF
HER, THEY LOVED THE WAY SHE
DRESSED, THEY LOVED HER
ATTITUDE, THEY LOVED HER SMILE.
IT GENERATED HUGE AMOUNTS OF
NEWSPRINT, GENERATED HUGE
AMOUNTS OF SALES, AND THERE
WON'T BE ANOTHER DIANA,
THAT'S FOR SURE.

(music plays)

The end credits roll.

Executive Producer, John Redshaw.

Written, Produced and Directed by Russell Leven.

Copyright 2020, STV Productions.

Distributed by DCD Rights.

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