News TV company DSP’s new documentary makes serious claims about Princess Diana’s mental health battles, eating disorders and unhappy marriage has sparked fury on Twitter. The company behind 127 Hours and ITV’s Torvill And Dean is now working on a series provisionally called ‘Being Me: Diana’.
The documentary will use unseen footage from Princess Diana’s speeches delivered between 1990 and 1992 and interviews with people close to her.
This series is planned for Netflix, The Sun has claimed, but it has yet to be commissioned by the streaming platform.
The aim of the documentary appears to be to cast a light on the Princess of Wales’ inner turmoil before her split from the Prince of Wales in 1992.
The documentary goes as far as claiming Princess Diana tried to kill herself four times, the newspaper added.
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Many social media users took to Twitter to complain about the decision to further investigate into Princess Diana’s mental health, more than 20 years after her death.
One Twitter user said: “Why don’t they leave her alone? She’s dead.”
Another said: “Let the dead rest in peace.
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“This is in very poor taste and not in the public interest. Appalling.”
A royal fan, describing Princess Diana “a wonderful lady”, added: “Why dig it all up. Leave her in peace for God’s sake.”
Replying to another tweet, this user added: “[Diana] She was a wonderful lady.
“I still miss her. she was unique.
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“I just wish they would let her rest in peace”.
Others added this documentary would only create even more strain on her children, Prince William and Prince Harry.
A social media user wrote: “What’s in the past should stay in the past!
“Why drag up all of this for the boys, it’s really unnecessary.”
Another added: “Why is any of this ‘in the public’s interest’.
“Leave her boys alone now & her memory of her for them. Hurting helps no one!”
A TV source told The Sun the Royal Family and the Spencers don’t want to take part in the documentary.
They added its broadcast was likely to upset Prince Harry and Prince William.
They said: “The royals will refuse to take part as will the Spencer family.
“William and Harry will be very upset and angry.
“It’s particularly distressing for Harry because he’s been working with Netflix.
“At a time when the royals have been dealt a blow with Harry and Meghan leaving, the timing is not good.”
A spokeswoman for Endemol Shine, the parent company for DSP, told the publication: “This is a not a commissioned show and everything within the treatment is already in the public domain.”
Express.co.uk has contacted Endemol Shine Group for further comment.