7:30pm Thursday, July 12 on Prime
Prince William’s marriage to Catherine Middleton marks the beginning of a new and independent stage of his life, a life in which his mothers influence and presence appear centre-stage and ever-present. On the surface, William appears to be a product of the old order, groomed to be King, by the House of Windsor. But William is the son of Diana – the woman who transcended celebrity and transformed the monarchy. Diana’s life was steeped in controversy, and the House of Windsor tried to disown her but the media were obsessed with her. My Mother Diana is the story of Charles and Diana’s marriage from a new and revealing point of view. It’s the story of how Diana’s life shaped William’s early years, and the influence and the impact it has had on him. Why did William propose using his mother’s engagement ring? What does it tell us about this future King and the legacy of his mother Diana? Will William be the King his mother wanted him to be?