While Kristen Stewart is receiving Oscar buzz for her portrayal of Princess Diana in Spencer, journalist Richard Kay believes her sons are dreading the film's November 5 release.
"I'm not entirely sure either William or Harry will sit down and watch the film," he told Daily Mail's Palace Confidential. "If they do I think they'll find it uncomfortable and difficult at times."
The royal expert noted that the brothers have never been supportive of the media's scripted portrayal of the royal family.
"They'll obviously spot huge gaps where the director has played fast and loose with what actually happened," he explained. "I think one thing we've learnt over the years about the princess' children is that they take a rather firm view and a rather disappointing view. I guess on all the fictionalized accounts of their mother."
Spencer is described as an "imaging" of what happened during the Christmas holiday as rumors of Diana and Prince Charles' split ramp up.
Stewart insisted that the film isn't meant to exploit the late mother-of-two.
"Our first step into this always was with love and admiration, and if we didn’t love her we wouldn’t have made the movie," she insisted. "So, it comes from a genuinely careful and considerate place, and we’re lucky to have had the opportunity."
The Twilight actress even believes that she "got the sign-off" from the royal herself, telling The Los Angeles Times that she "felt some spooky, spiritual feelings" while filming.
"It's scary to tell a story about someone who's not alive anymore and who already felt so invaded," she admitted. "I never wanted to feel like we were invading anything, just that we were kind of adding to the multiplicity of a beautiful thing."
"She felt so alive to me when I was making this movie, even if it's all between the ears and it was just a fantasy of mine," continued the star. "But there were moments where my body and mind would forget she was dead. And suddenly, I would just have an image of what happened. And remember who she left behind. And I was amazed by the renewed emotion."