Twenty-five years after Princess Diana’s untimely death, a new documentary is looking at her life in the public eye using archival audio and video footage.
HBO has released a trailer for the Ed Perkins-directed documentary ‘The Princess,’ which will premiere on August 13.
The film explores Princess Diana’s complex relationship with the media, from the early days of her romance with Prince Charles to their headline-making breakup and ultimately how the paparazzi frenzy contributed to Diana’s tragic death in 1997 at age 36.
“Intensely emotional, The Princess is a visceral submersion into Diana’s life in the constant and often intrusive glare of the media spotlight,” according to HBO.
“The film unfolds as if it were in the present, allowing viewers to experience the overwhelming adoration, but also intense scrutiny of Diana’s every move and the constant judgment of her character.
Through archival material, the film is also a reflection of society at the time, revealing the public’s own preoccupations, fears, aspirations and desires.”
The trailer begins with Princess Diana and Prince Charles’ engagement interview when they were asked about their first impressions of each other.
Watch the trailer below.