A new documentary will take a deep dive into the life of Princess Diana, claiming the late member of the royal family was a “feminist role model”. CNN Original Series Title Diana Princesses will explore the lives of Harry and William’s mother in a way that others have not. The series will take a closer look at how Diana broke with royal family traditions and ignited a path for those women, including her daughter-in-law Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex.
The way Princess Diana broke royal tradition
Princess Diana was a modern royal woman determined to light her way in the world. After finishing high school, Diana moved to London, where she and her friends lived together in their apartment. She took up small cleaning and babysitting jobs before being hired as a teacher’s assistant at Young England Kindergarten before being proposed by Prince Charles.
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She also chose her engagement ring from the catalog of Crown jeweler, Garrard. Instead of a one-of-a-kind statement piece, others could also buy a ring to be worn by the then-future princess. During her marriage to Prince Charles, Diana dropped the word “obey” from her wedding vows, the first royal to do so. Later, Kate and Meghan would follow suit during their ceremonies.
She also sent her sons to public school, a significant break with tradition. The royal children went to school at home.
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CNN series film Diana Will re-examine the life of the iconic royal through a different lens than other documentaries. This six-part series will attempt to redefine her story and rediscover the woman behind the crown.
Diana Interviews of people close to the late princess will be facilitated. It will also attempt to uncover the reasons why Diana was so dichotomous. Portrayed as a timid young woman, Diana had a calming force inside.
A press release for the series claimed that Diana was “a more complex woman in history than has been accepted and a feminist role model who showed vulnerability and strength. Diana was truly a blueprint for the modern woman.” .
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Amy Entellis, EVP for talent and content development, CNN Worldwide, explained how the series will portray “The People’s Princess.”
“This series takes an honest look at a woman who was not afraid to have her own way and, in doing so, set a new standard for women around the world,” she said. “Twenty-four years after his death, his story remains a symbol of hope and determination for all those who are violating the status quo.”
The first in a series of six episodes is titled “The Girl from Norfolk”. The episode will trace Diana’s childhood and how a mutual desire for love and affection brought her and Prince Charles closer together.
Piggybacking on that series will be a podcast from CNN Audio titled When Diana Met… The podcast begins October 7 and will take listeners inside Diana’s most notable meetings with public figures, politicians, dignitaries and celebrities.
Diana Premieres Sunday, October 10 at 9 p.m. EST on CNN.