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Exclusive footage in new documentary to mark Diana’s 60th

Exclusive footage in new documentary to mark Diana’s 60th

To mark what would have been Princess Diana’s 60th birthday, a new documentary will be released and aims to tell “the definitive story of the most famous woman in the world”.

The ITV film, titled Diana, will trace her life from nursery assistant to royal family member by including previously-unheard testimony and rarely seen archive footage, as well as photos and letters from those close to her.

72 Films, who previously produced The Rise of the Murdoch Dynasty, will produce the new documentary, which will be directed by Bafta winner Jemma Chisnall.

“There is something a bit magical about Princess Diana, and despite the difficulties in her personal life she managed to use her connection with people to do huge amounts of good,” said David Glover, executive producer 72 Films.

“Her 60th birthday feels like the perfect time to re-examine her life and legacy and explore just how she went from a relatively unknown teenager to the most mourned person who ever lived.”

ITC will also air a three-part series called Diana’s Decades, which will follow her early royal life, her high-profile work for HIV charities, her interactions with Hollywood during the 1980s, and the journey to becoming the People’s Princess in the 1990s.