Channel 4 is planning a feature-length documentary ‘Diana: In Her Own Words’ which will be broadcast in early August.
Personal video recordings of late Princess Diana who died in an accident 20 years will soon be broadcast on television. British television, Channel 4 which has acquired access to videotapes made at Kensington Palace between 1992 and 1993 has intimate details of the Princess’ life. The videos also have insights into her personal life with her voice coach, the UK-based American actor Peter Settelen. As per reports, in the tapes, in the videos, Princess Diana has discussed her sex life with Prince Charles. While the existence of the tapes is known since a long time, the details in it are believed to be quite controversial. However, the channel is refusing to reveal whether the documentary will have details of her sex life.
According to Independent tapes were recorded as a part of her voice-coaching and media-training lessons she undertook after she separated from Charles. It is believed that the recordings were handed to Diana by Settelen and was discovered during police raids at the home of Diana’s former butler Paul Burrell. Earlier snippets of the broadcast were released by NBC in 2004. Laster BBC spent more money to broadcast three minutes of the tapes for the program which stirred a controversy, following which it was not aired again. Princess Diana had died at the age of 36 in Paris on August 31, 1997.
However, Channel 4 is planning a feature-length documentary ‘Diana: In Her Own Words’ which will be broadcast in early August. The news of broadcast comes just hours after Diana’s sons, Prince William and Prince Harry appeared in a 90-minute-long documentary as a tribute to their mother talking about her life and the legacy of her charity work. Reportedly, the time when the 21 hours of footage was recorded is believed to be when Diana was open about her sexual relationship with Princes Charles. Channel 4 said that the documentary would include extracts from the video tapes that were not in the earlier broadcast by NBC. Princess Diana tried to cut her wrists weeks after her wedding.
Channel 4 said that the documentary would include extracts from the video tapes that were not in the earlier broadcast by NBC. According to the video by NBC in 2004, she said she and Charles met only 13 times before they married. The Channel 4 documentary was reportedly made by Kevin Sim, the freelance producer who made the BBC film. Earlier, he was previously quoted as saying the tapes were “dynamite” and the BBC stopped its making in 2007 documentary as it could have sparked controversies.