Diana, Princess of Wales

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Meghan's Oprah trailer signals no-holds-barred take on 'the firm'
Analysis: unclear if Meghan’s ire is directed at particular royals but teaser is sign ‘never complain, never explain’ era is over

Caroline Davies

04, Mar, 2021 @2:30 PM

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Adultery, accusations and walkouts: when royals do TV interviews
Famous past appearances suggest Harry and Meghan should be wary of opening up to Oprah

Caroline Davies

16, Feb, 2021 @5:59 PM

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Doe-eyed Kristen Stewart might just take the crown as Princess Diana
In a highly competitive field, the American actor has perfected the put-upon princess look for Spencer, the latest royal biopic

Stuart Heritage

28, Jan, 2021 @10:56 AM

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Emma Corrin: ‘I ended up having an overwhelming appreciation for Diana's complexity’
The breakout star of season four of The Crown on how her mum helped her to get Diana’s voice – and why she wants to get away from doing ‘posh English’

Rachel Cooke

24, Jan, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Princess Diana called criticism of landmine appeal a 'distraction'
Princess of Wales dismissed complaints about campaign for global ban, National Archives show

Caroline Davies and Owen Bowcott

30, Dec, 2020 @6:01 AM

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Calling all the shots: three decades on the frontline of photography
The Observer picture editor reflects on the evolution of photojournalism as he bows out after nearly 30 years

Greg Whitmore

20, Dec, 2020 @10:15 AM

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Valéry Giscard d’Estaing obituary
Former French president who brought in socially liberal reforms but whose grand style ultimately proved offputting to voters

Kim Willsher

03, Dec, 2020 @4:45 PM

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The Crown has slipped: how the Netflix epic captures our relationship with the royals
While the fourth series has come under fire for factual inaccuracy, it is just one of many series to reflect the royals’ long history of mythmaking

Phil Harrison

02, Dec, 2020 @11:00 AM

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The Crown isn’t making the royal family look bad. They do a fine job of that themselves | Catherine Bennett
Whatever the guild of royal experts says, Peter Morgan’s series can’t match the truth of its unlovely subjects

Catherine Bennett

29, Nov, 2020 @8:30 AM

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British-only passport holders barred from playing Prince William in new film
Casting notice for a biopic starring Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana stipulates that British-European passport holders need not apply for the role of her son

Catherine Shoard

26, Nov, 2020 @1:01 PM

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Pie crusts and pearls: the unexpected return of the Sloane Ranger
Thanks to The Crown, the Diana look is back. So what does Peter York, co-author of The Official Sloane Ranger Handbook, make of the new breed?

Lauren Cochrane

26, Nov, 2020 @7:01 AM

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The Crown ridiculed: Bob Hawke did not call the Queen a pig, or a pom – he was better than that
Viewers say real Hawke outshines dramatised version, as footage of the former Australian prime minister highlights the show’s inaccuracies

Naaman Zhou

26, Nov, 2020 @2:29 AM

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