Diana TV drama 'offensive'

A UK TV drama that re-enacts Diana, Princess of Wales' final days has come under heavy criticism.

A UK TV drama that re-enacts Diana, Princess of Wales' final days has come under heavy criticism.

Diana: Last Days of a Princess includes eyewitness accounts and interviews with Diana's, bodyguard and Mohammed al Fayed, whose son Dodi was killed in the same Paris crash that claimed Diana's life.

Channel 5 has been accused of airing Diana: Last Days of a Princess this month to coincide with the 10th anniversary of the princess's death in August 1997.

Royal expert Lord St John of Fawsley described the show as "appalling", adding: "It is most offensive and damaging both to the relatives, particularly the princes, and to the public in general who still hold her in the highest esteem. All they are doing is trying to make money out of someone else's personal tragedy.

"They have trawled through it as though they were Sherlock Holmes. No one is interested in what they are doing."

A spokesman for the network has defended the show, saying: "Princess Diana remains a person who holds an abiding fascination for the British public.

"This programme simply reflects that ongoing interest in her." - Wenn

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