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Prince William and Prince Harry ‘kept in the dark’ about Princess Diana documentary

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Prince William and Prince Harry have been ‘kept in limbo’ about a new documentary about Princess Diana set to air on the 25th anniversary of her death, sources say.

The four-part series Investigating Diana: Death in Paris will air on Channel 4 to mark the anniversary of the death of the Princess of Wales on August 31.

A co-production between Channel 4 and Discovery Plus, the story is told as a ‘gripping and forensic police proceeding’ and examines ‘how powerful individuals, the press and the internet created and fueled conspiracy theories that overwhelmed facts and questioned the nature of the truth’.

Insiders told The Telegraph the Duke of Cambridge, 40, and the Duke of Sussex, 37, have not been consulted about the program or shown a preview of the play.

Prince William and Prince Harry have been ‘kept in limbo’ about a new documentary about Princess Diana set to air on the 25th anniversary of her death, sources say.

The princess was 36 when she died in a car accident in Paris on August 31, 1997.

Her death continued to attract conspiracy theories over the decades.

Diana: Death In Paris Investigation will recount the double investigation into the incident – the first by the French Brigade Criminelle in 1997, the second by the Metropolitan Police in 2004.

It will feature interviews with detectives from both forces, some of whom are speaking publicly for the first time.

Insiders told The Telegraph that the Duke of Cambridge, 40, and the Duke of Sussex, 37, have not been consulted about the program or shown a preview of the piece

Insiders told The Telegraph that the Duke of Cambridge, 40, and the Duke of Sussex, 37, have not been consulted about the program or shown a preview of the piece

The series will also explore the “insatiable demand for answers from the public, which has fueled unprecedented press interest, and the proliferation of online chat rooms, where speculation about the “real cause” of Diana’s death became one of the early Internet’s first viral sensations. ‘.

It’s directed by Will Jessop and Barnaby Pell and made by Sandpaper Films, which was also behind Diana, 7 Days, about a week after the princess’s death.

Henry Singer, executive producer for Sandpaper Films, said: “This was a really important series to make – not just because we hope it will put the conspiracy theories to rest that continue to obscure the truth about what went down that night in the Alma tunnel.” happened – but because the story is a window into today’s world, where conspiracy theories no longer live in the dark corners of the internet, but have gone mainstream and are actually being pushed by people in positions of real power.”

Shaminder Nahal, head of specialist factual and commissioning editor at Channel 4, said: “This highly engaging series examines in forensic detail what happened in the investigations following Princess Diana’s death – what it was like for the detectives working on a major worldwide news story that was not only a tragedy for the families involved, but also a huge internet phenomenon.

The four-part series Investigating Diana: Death in Paris will air on Channel 4 to mark the anniversary of the death of the Princess of Wales on 31 August

The four-part series Investigating Diana: Death in Paris will air on Channel 4 to mark the anniversary of the death of the Princess of Wales on 31 August

“Ultimately, the series asks profound questions about ourselves as a society and the nature of truth.”

Another documentary charting Diana’s life, The Princess, will air this month after she sparked controversy for shooting footage from her 1995 Panorama interview with Martin Bashir.

The Duke of Cambridge has previously called for his mother’s images never to be shown again and the BBC has vowed not to broadcast or license them.

Investigation into Diana: Death In Paris begins August 21 on Channel 4 and All 4.

Another documentary charting Diana's life, The Princess, will air this month after she sparked controversy for shooting footage from her 1995 Panorama interview with Martin Bashir.

Another documentary charting Diana’s life, The Princess, will air this month after she sparked controversy for shooting footage from her 1995 Panorama interview with Martin Bashir.

Last year, the Duke of Cambridge set aside personal differences and stood shoulder to shoulder with the Duke of Sussex, 37, to unveil their mother’s bronze statue in the Sunken Garden.

Insiders claim the event was nearly overshadowed by William’s anger at his brother, who had given the bombshell interview to the US media mogul weeks earlier.

At the time of the statue’s unveiling, the brothers are said to have barely spoken and had an “incredibly tense” relationship after two years of arguing over Harry’s wife and her alleged treatment of the staff, the couple’s decision to emigrate to America and the tons of “truth bombs” the Sussexes have dropped in TV interviews watched by tens of millions of people around the world.

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