There is a new documentary about the death of Princess Diana, which is set to be released on Channel 4. However, Prince Harry and Prince William were reportedly not consulted about the project.
The upcoming docuseries will highlight the police investigations and the rise of conspiracy theories that followed her death. The princess unfortunately died at the age of 36 when she was tragically killed in a car crash in Paris on August 31, 1997.
The four-part series is titled Investigating Diana: Death In Paris, and viewers will get more insight into both the 1997 and 2004 investigations — the first by French Brigade Criminelle, and the second by the Metropolitan Police.
Even though the show considers both the French and English police departments' investigations, Diana's children weren't kept in the loop about anything. According to The Telegraph, neither William nor Harry were contacted about the show or given a preview. The two brothers have been protective of their mother's legacy over the years.
The documentary is a co-production between Channel 4 and Discovery Plus. It's intended to be received as a "gripping and forensic police procedural" and will touch upon "how powerful individuals, the press and the internet created and fueled conspiracy theories that overwhelmed facts and called into question the very nature of truth."
Outside of the investigation, it will highlight the public's response to her loss. The Mirror reported the show will "insatiable demand for answers, which fueled unprecedented press interest and the proliferation of online chatrooms, where speculation on the 'real cause' of Diana’s death became one of the first viral sensations of the early internet."
Executive producer Henry Singer said in a statement, "This was a really important series to make — not only because we hope it will lay to rest the conspiracy theories that continue to obscure the truth of what happened in the Alma tunnel that night — but because the story is a window into the world today, where conspiracy theories no longer reside in the dark corners of the internet but have gone mainstream and are actually pushed by people in positions of real power."
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