We have weighed the Princes’ concerns against the legitimate public interest we believe there is in the subject of this documentary and in the still photography it includes. – Channel 4, London
June 5, 2007 – TheScroogeReport.com Post
LONDON – Defying royal wishes, a British television channel said Tuesday it will show photographs taken immediately after the car crash that killed Princess Diana nearly 10 years ago.
Diana’s sons, Prince William and Prince Harry, had protested that showing the images in a documentary scheduled to air Wednesday would be a “gross disrespect to their mother’s memory” and “deeply distressing” to them.
“If it were your or my mother dying in that tunnel, would we want the scene broadcast to the nation?” the princes’ private secretary, Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, asked in a letter to Channel 4 that was released to the media.