Princess Diana, who was born on the 1st July 1961, was a major historical figure. She married Prince Charles, who was the eldest child of Queen Elizabeth. The two married in 1981 and after 15 years of marriage the couple divorced in 1996. She became well known after her divorce from Prince Charles as she took part in many public engagements, becoming well known for her fund-raising work for many charities. During her marriage with Prince Charles and after her divorce she was victim to the worldwide media’s scrutiny. On the night of August 31st 1997 she was killed in an accident when the car crashed into a beam on the Pont D’Alma in Paris, France. Her death caused a lot of conspiracy theories and had a lot of newspaper articles surrounding her death. Her funeral took place on 6th September 1997 which two thousand people attended and 32.78 million people who watched on their television.
In the U.K on the 20th September 2013 a biopic of her life is due to be released in cinemas. The film shows aspects of her life that people may not have known about and how difficult things could have been for her. The trailer shows clips of her life which shows how popular she really was and how chaotic her life was. The film will have a positive impact on the audience as well as the media as it is a film based on one of the most beloved woman in the world. However the film will also bring a negative impact as it is a very upsetting subject.
Due to release of the film, on 11th August 2013 an article came out with the heading of ‘Princess Diana film premiere bosses risk angering royals with plan to invite Paul Burrell and Mohamed al-Fayed’. The article talks about how the royals would not like to see these men at the premiere as they have had problems with them in the past. At the end of the article the people are able to leave comments and put their opinions across which are both negative and positive which is what you can expect with an article about an upsetting subject. One of the comments left was ‘I still feel this film should not have been made’ which shows that the film is having a negative impact as the people don’t think it should have been made.
Another problem that has arisen from making the film is that it has brought a lot of attention back to her death and how she died. As they are still unsure whether it was an accident or a planned death the article that recently appeared in the newsstands was the express newspaper with the title ‘MI6 and SAS ‘united in Princess Diana death plot’’ which came out on September 1st 2013. The article brings the questions up about Diana’s death and whether or not it was an accident or planned. From this article it is obvious that the death of Princess Diana will always come up in the press and will come up in the future as she is a historical figure who was loved by millions. Diana’s death upset a lot of people and it shows how much of an impact she had on their lives as she is still being mentioned 16 years after her death.