A first look at a new film about Diana, Princess of Wales, starring American actress Kristen Stewart as the late royal, has been released, sparking a massive reaction. The upcoming biopic, titled ‘Spencer’, is said to follow Diana over a single weekend at Sandringham as she decides to leave her marriage to Prince Charles. However the movie has already drawn criticism from leading royal experts who explained why it was inaccurate on the latest edition of The Royal Beat – available on True Royalty TV from Saturday January 30.
Biographer Robert Jobson told the weekly show: “I don’t even think she was there that weekend.
“She wasn’t even at Sandringham, on this supposed weekend.
“The film will suggest this is where the decision was made to divorce, but she never made that decision. That’s inaccurate.
“I didn’t think she was at Sandringham after 1990 and this was set in 1991.”
Princess Diana Spencer film faces furious backlash over ‘inaccurate’ plot ‘Never happened’
Mr Jobson said: ‘She wasn’t even at Sandringham, on this supposed weekend.’
Editor in Chief of Majesty Magazine Ingrid Seward added: “The film is based on three days at Sandringham.
“For that period that it is based on, Diana wasn’t going to Sandringham anymore.
“It’s probably going to just play up what life was like at Sandringham.”
Host Kate Thornton stressed that the film was a fictional drama.
Ms Seward said: ‘For that period that it is based on, Diana wasn’t going to Sandringham anymore.’
The latest Crown episodes introduced rookie actress Emma Corrin as Diana.
Kristen Stewart has said of her film: “Spencer is a dive inside an emotional imagining of who Diana was at a pivotal turning point in her life.
“It is a physical assertion of the sum of her parts, which starts with her given name – Spencer.
“It is a harrowing effort for her to return to herself, as Diana strives to hold on to what the name Spencer means to her.”
DIANA AND CHARLES TIMELINE
News of the biopic comes not too long after the bombshell release of Season 4 of Netflix’s The Crown series.
The latest episodes introduced rookie actress Emma Corrin as Diana.
Despite being critically praised, many close to the Royal Family expressed anger over the less than positive portrayals of characters like the Queen and Prince Charles.
Netflix was faced with an onslaught of demands to add a disclaimer to the series, including from UK Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden.
However the US streaming giant refused, stating that they saw “no need” to warn viewers that the show is a fictional drama.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK