The special looked at the impact Princess Diana had on Britain, the monarchy and the world through the words of close friends who opened up about the personal conversations they had with Princess Diana in the weeks leading up to her death.
in a horrific car crash in the Pont de I'Alma road tunnel in Paris, Princess Diana was a public draw, but there was much more behind the headlines most people never knew."I think Diana's death robbed the world of an extraordinary, luminous character," said author Patrick Jephson.
"She leaves an unfillable gap on the world stage."As Princess Diana's press secretary and literal right-hand-man, Jephson saw up close what led Diana to embrace difficult causes like AIDS and mental illness, the positive effect that she had on those she came into contact with, and the toll that the lack of appreciation for her work could take on her.
Behind the crown and the designer dresses, Diana was a complicated and occasionally unpredictable woman, say those who knew her best.
Her charming mannerism and contagiously amicable demeanour earned her quite a few nicknames like, ‘People's Princess‘, ‘Princess Di’, ‘Queen/ Lady of Hearts’ and ‘Lady Di’.
Princess Diana's unhappy marriage to Prince Charles isn't exactly a secret, but the devastating nature of their relationship is finally being chronicled by Lady Di herself thanks to a series of recently-released audio transcripts which served as the source material for Andrew Morton's . I once heard him on the telephone in his bath on his hand-held set, saying: 'Whatever happens, I will always love you.' I told him afterwards that I had listened at the door, and we had a filthy row.""Somebody in his office told me that my husband had had a bracelet made for her, which she wears to this day.
Diana was often called Princess Diana by the media and the public, but she did not possess such a title and was not personally a princess, a point Diana herself made to people who referred to her as such.
Contrary to belief, being Princess of Wales does not make one a princess in one’s own right.
"The tragedy is, with being a member of the royal family, it's almost impossible to be normal."Diana was far from normal.
It had begun to feel as if Trump was stalking her,” Scott wrote.
The two never dated but after Diana was killed in a car crash in Paris in 1997, Trump told friends, "He always thought he had a chance of romance and would have had a 'shot' with her," according to the article.
Princess Diana captured the world's imagination, so much so, many thought they really knew her.
The reality is, they just knew a part of the Diana story.