Palace and the Press

Diana Vs. The Tabloids

Season 1, Episode 1 of 4

Princess Diana was the queen of the tabloids. She was the ultimate front page pin up. Her public life played out on the front pages of Britain's red tops for two decades. She was, to the press, the most interesting royal for a generation and helped to sell more papers than any other member of the House of Windsor. Diana's relationship with the press was fiercely complex. After her divorce from Prince Charles she hosted a secret lunch with newspaper editors where a pact was made: in exchange for privacy she would feed their news desks stories. It was an attempt by Diana to control the tabloids. This program hears from the industry insiders who reported stories up to that moment and the subsequent events. However, the tabloids' obsession with Diana, and her need of them to stay relevant, would become a dangerous game. What were the events that led to one of the most tragic deaths in recent history?

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