Channel 4 defends controversial Diana documentary following backlash

It features those close to Diana in her working and private life, including testimony from her most senior adviser - her only Private Secretary Patrick Jephson - and her former Scotland Yard Personal Protection Officer Inspector Ken Wharfe MVO, both who have written bestsellers about Diana. There was attempt to legally ban them from being broadcasted while Prince William and Prince Harry were still alive, while the Spencer family tried to get custody of them. Insiders revealed there is no question that the royal brothers will be hurt and upset since their late mother had been really frank and open about everything.

But the tapes were deemed too sensitive to be shown at home, until now.

"I don't see how it will help anyone".

The poignant confidences of the driver of Lady Diana on her last momentsThe Princess's driver, Colin Tebbutt, told People magazine her latest memories of Lady Diana.

These intimate confessions of princess Diana should never have been made public...

The new documentary, giving a glimpse into the personal thoughts of Princess Diana, has been blasted as "ghoulish" by some critics.

There's also the fact that much of the film, especially the parts about Charles and Diana's relationship, is obvious.

The moments that left the monarchy red faced, from Prince George, Prince Harry and little Princess Charlotte.

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In the recordings dated from the early 1990s, when the rift between Diana and the royal family became clear to the public, Diana seeks counsel from her public-speaking coach, Peter Settelen, about how to address the public about her relationship with Prince Charles.

Their resurgence has also shocked Rosa Monckton, famous confidante of Diana, who has expressed his disgust at the Daily Mail before the decision "totally inappropriate" Channel 4: "Imagine that your wife, your daughter being in therapy at a very hard time and that all of a sudden it shows this to the nation".

He said her "concerns about Camilla never stopped" and that she "didn't know who to trust".

She added: "It was like therapy, what she was doing". "But she realized she was living this lie... seemingly the wife of Prince Charles". She pleaded for the network to abandon its plan to broadcast the documentary next week.

However, the broadcaster has refused to back down, claiming the excerpts are "an important historical source", the Mail on Sunday reports.

Meanwhile, the controversial tapes somehow ended up in the hands of the princess' former butler, Paul Burrell, after her death. Eventually, the court returned them to the public speaking coach.

These archives are not, however, unpublished, on the american channel NBC has already used in 2004, after a long judicial battle, as recalled by AFP. The whereabouts and content of the other five is unknown. As of yesterday, he is believed to be in hiding.

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