New series set to explore the conspiracy theories behind Princess Diana’s death

Aug 14, 2022
Ahead of Diana's funeral, Queen Elizabeth II did respond to a public demand that the royal family somehow show that they cared. Source: Getty

Nearly 25 years since her death, the late Princess Diana’s demise is still riddled with mystery and despite undergoing two official investigations into the accident, conspiracy theories still continue to circulate.

The British royal was only 36 when she died in a terrible car crash in Paris in 1997. While the French Brigade Crimille immediately opened an investigation following her accident, it was a full seven years before the British Metropolitan Police began their own investigation of the crash.

Now with a new series hitting screens soon, the full story of what happened during the investigation into Princess Diana’s death will be told.

The four-part docu-series, titled Investigating Diana: Death in Paris, is being brought to the screen by British network Channel 4 and will feature a number of top detectives from both the UK and France who are expected to offer insight into the investigation.

Initially presented as the heir to the throne’s dutiful, innocent bride, Diana transformed herself into an outspoken and controversial figure. Source: Getty

As per Channel 4, the series “will also examine the public’s insatiable demand for answers, which fuelled unprecedented press interest and the proliferation of online chatrooms, where speculation on the ‘real cause’ of Diana’s death became one of the first viral sensations of the early internet.”

The upcoming project is being billed as “a gripping and forensic police procedural” and will “explore how powerful individuals, the press and the internet created and fuelled conspiracy theories that overwhelmed facts and called into question the very nature of truth. ”

Diana’s marriage to Charles suffered due to their incompatibility and extramarital affairs. They separated in 1992, soon after the breakdown of their relationship became public knowledge. Source: Getty

Channel 4’s series is the latest in the string of films and documentations focusing on Diana’s life and will follow that of HBO’s feature-length documentary The Princess which was put together solely from archival footage and audio of “key events” in Diana’s life.

It also comes months after the release of Spencer, Princess Diana’s biopic that starred actress Kirsten Stewart who received an Oscar nomination for her performance as the late Princess.

Already a global icon, Diana’s untimely demise somehow amplified her eminence. Now, in 2022 the year that marks the 25th anniversary of her death, it seems like she’s everywhere again, and whether you loved her or loathed her, for millions of people Diana’s death was one of those moments that will remain in the public’s memory for years to come.

Investigating Diana: Death in Paris is set to air ahead of the anniversary of the late Princess’s death on August 31 on the UK’s Channel 4.

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