HBO shares official trailer for Diana, Princess of Wales documentary

HBO has released the official trailer for its upcoming documentary about the rise and fall of Diana, Princess of Wales.

The film, titled The Princess, comes shortly before the 25th anniversary of the princess’ death in 1997 and will be released on the US streamer on August 13.

It will explore Diana’s complex relationship with the media and her romance with the Duke of Wales, including their marriage until their infamous breakup in 1992.

The film will also show how the paparazzi frenzy contributed to Diana’s death at just 36 years old.

“I think we have an unhealthy obsession, and I think she’s almost a monster,” a voice reads in the teaser.

“If you put a modern person in an old institution, they will be destroyed,” adds another.

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Diana and Charles on the steps of the Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital shortly after Prince William’s birth in 1982 (PA)

Describing the “intensely emotional” film, HBO says, “The Princess is a deep-seated immersion in Diana’s life in the constant and often intrusive glare of the media spotlight.

“The film unfolds as if it were in the present, allowing viewers to experience the overwhelming adoration, but also the intense control of Diana’s every move and the constant judgment of her character.

“Through archival footage, the film also reflects society at the time and reveals the audience’s own preoccupations, fears, aspirations and desires.”

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