It was the day the world was brought to a standstill to farewell the “People’s Princess”, and Nine will remember it with Diana: The Day the World Cried.
Diana: The Day the World Cried, narrated by Kate Winslet, tells the story of the funeral of the Princess of Wales 20 years on, through the memories of people who played a part in it, many speaking for the first time. They include those who worked under great pressure behind the scenes, such as Sir Malcolm Ross, who had just six days to plan the funeral service at Westminster Abbey, and chief pallbearer Captain Richard Williams, who had the weight of the United Kingdom on his and his men’s shoulders.
This gripping documentary features previously unseen archival footage and exclusive interviews with key decision-makers and mourners, shedding new light on an unforgettable day in history.
Wednesday, September 6, 2017, marks the 20th anniversary of Diana’s funeral. The international impact made it one of the most-watched events in history. One million people lined the streets of London for the funeral procession, while 2.5 billion people around the world watched on television.
Diana: The Day the World Cried presents the incredible global reaction to the death of the People’s Princess in a way never seen before when it premieres Sunday, September 3, at 9.40pm on Nine.