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28th Jul 2022

WATCH: The trailer for HBO’s Diana documentary is here

Sarah McKenna Barry

The Princess lands on HBO Max on 13 August.

HBO has released the trailer for their upcoming documentary about Diana Spencer, which is titled The Princess.

The Princess will be released next month, and it coincides with the 25th anniversary of her death.

Sharing the trailer on social media, HBO tweeted: “A modern woman. A historical monarchy. An uncontrollable public obsession.

“#ThePrincessHBO, an original documentary and portrait of Princess Diana’s life in the constant glare of the media spotlight, premiers August 13 on HBOMax.”

The trailer opens with footage of Charles and Diana being quizzed by reporters over their first impressions of one another.

Charles says: “I remember thinking what a very attractive 16-year-old she was.”

Diana then says meeting Charles was “pretty amazing”.

As the trailer continues, viewers are privy to the obsession the press had with Diana when she married into the British Royal Family, with one journalist describing Diana as “the best thing that has happened to the monarchy in centuries”. Another comments that she has “the common touch”.

However, as the trailer continues we see the press’ reaction to their marriage falling apart as paparazzi crowd Diana at every turn.

“It’s the media that’s caused their problems,” one bystander says. “I think we should leave them alone.”

Another describes the press’ treatment of Charles and Diana as an “unhealthy obsession”.

“When you put a modern person in an ancient institution, they will be destroyed,” one commentator says.

We also see real-life footage of the public’s reaction to Diana’s death, after she was killed in a car accident in Paris in 1997.

In ends on an emotional clip of Charles and Diana with Prince William as a toddler. As photographers capture them, Charles shows his son how a camera works, telling him: “There’s people in there. Look at them. Trapped.”