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Princes protest documentary on Diana


Source: | 06-07-2007 12:26

A postcard of Diana, Princess of Wales, is seen in a shop window in London in this May 31, 2007 file photo. REUTERS/Toby Melville

British television has broadcast a documentary called, "Diana: The Witness in the Tunnel". It aired on Wednesday, over protests from England's Princes William and Harry. They said it would be grossly disrespectful to their mother's memory.

The documentary showed photographs of the scene inside the Mercedes after it crashed in Paris on August 31,1997.

The role of photographers in the death of Princess Diana is the subject of the documentary.

Dr. Richard Howells, media analyst, said, "I think it's important that we don't all get journalistically poe-faced about this, yes there is legitimate public and journalistic concern about Diana and the way she died, that's for sure, on the other hand we have to be honest and say that a lot of people stand to make money and have made money out of Diana's life and the story surrounding her death. She has become a phenomenon and people are cashing in on that."

The private secretary to Prince William and Prince Harry, Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton wrote to Channel 4 Television, objecting to the documentary being broadcast. And the letter was publicly released on Tuesday.

The princes also requested that, Channel 4 remove several images depicting the mangled automobile while Diana was still in the wreckage. And pictures of a medic administering emergency treatment.


Editor:Du Xiaodan