When Princess Diana spoke the world listened, and her voice echoes again in Diana – In Her Own Words.
Diana – In Her Own Words is the story of a glamorous woman transforming herself from ex-royal wife to global humanitarian, told by the woman herself. As well as rarely seen archival material, the program features revealing testimony from those who knew Diana best.
We see how her public words initially painted a picture of a happy marriage, before she calculatedly tore that image to shreds in the tapes she secretly delivered to biographer Andrew Morton and gave an explosive Panorama interview in which she famously revealed “there were three of us in this marriage” which went on to become of the most viewed TV programmes of all time.
This documentary observes Diana breaking free from the Royal Family to find a new role and a new voice in her belief that her words could help to change the world. From AIDS patients to land mine victims, she gave a voice to the vulnerable.
From the moment she became involved with Prince Charles the world hung on Diana’s every word, and as she found her voice she used it to bare her soul as no royal ever did.
The men and women who helped to craft her public statements and those who shared her private words include her press secretary, Patrick Jephson, royal television correspondent and confidante, Jenni Bond, and the astrologer and close friend, Deborah Frank.
Diana’s life was cut tragically short at the very moment she found freedom, happiness and her life’s calling. But her death didn’t silence her words, which live on in this powerful documentary.