Detail royal family will 'not like' in new Princess Diana biopic

Kristine Tarbert
·Features and Health Editor
·3-min read

A royal biographer claims it will be 'inevitable' the royal family will not like the new biopic on Princess Diana 'at all', as it is set to focus on one key detail.

Robert Jobson, who knew the late Princess 'well', said that despite recent debates about the accuracy of the film Spencer, it is "the truth".

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The new biopic on Princess Diana is called Spencer. Photos: Getty

The film, directed by Pablo Larraín and written by Steven Knight, will focus on a 'pivotal' weekend at Sandringham Estate, during which Diana was said to have decided she wanted to divorce Charles.

"I knew her as a person, it's inevitable that the royals won't like the biopic at all," Robert told Us Weekly.

"They won't like it, but they would have expected it. It is the truth."

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The movie is set to focus on Diana's decision to divorce Charles. Photo: Getty

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The royal family 'will not' like the new Diana movie. Photo: AP

Robert, and other royal experts however, stressed the 'critical' weekend at the Norfolk estate in the early 1990s actually never happened - as Diana had stopped visiting it years before.

Instead, Robert said Diana had already made the decision to divorce Charles earlier.

"I don't even think she was there that weekend. She wasn't even at Sandringham, on this supposed weekend," he said on True Royalty TV's The Royal Beat.

And fellow biographer Ingrid Seward agreed.

"The film is based on three days at Sandringham, and the period that it is based on, Diana wasn't going to Sandringham anymore," she said.

"It's probably going to just play up what life was like at Sandringham, which would be quite interesting for a lot of people to see. It has a good setting."

First look at Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana

Fans took to Twitter last week to gush over 30-year-old Kristen’s portrayal of the tragic royal, who lost her life in 1997 after a car accident in Paris.

“She looks incredible,” one person commented.

“That really took me a second, to see that was Kristen Stewart in the photo and not Diana,” another said.

Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana in the film Spencer

Kristen Stewart shocked fans with her stunning likeness to Princess Diana in the film Spencer. Photo: NEON/Topic Studios

“Absolutely unrecognisable,” a commenter wrote, while another said: “Omg I actually thought it was Diana in this pic.”

Kristen is the latest actress to take on the role of Diana, many of whom have not found critical favour after trying to portray the royal.

Emma Corrin did win good reviews as she became Diana in season four of Netflix’s The Crown, and those who preceded her included Naomi Watts, who was the title role in 2013’s Diana.

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