What was the fuss about Channel 4’s Princess Diana documentary?

Fury erupted after it was learnt that Channel 4 would broadcast a documentary about the late Princess Diana, based on private video recordings made in 1992 by her then voice coach Peter Settelen – who went on to sell them.

The documentary, made to mark 20 years since the people’s Princess died, received complaints about betrayal of privacy from a friend Rosa Monckton, and her brother among others who ‘begging for these tapes not to be shown’.

Channel 4 aired parts of the intimate tapes of Princess Diana filmed by voice coach, Peter Settelen. ©Channel4

Why was it mostly the late Princess’ family shouting from the rooftops?

After watching the documentary, which presented an authentic, relatable and inspiring Princess, it is hard to understand why. There was nothing new from the documentary that wasn’t already public knowledge, i.e: Continue reading