“It’s crazy to see Prince William and Kate so happy in these magazines, and then read about Prince William's mom, Lady Di, who they say was murdered,” says a fan of the Royal’s speaking out loud at a Eugene shop that’s selling special edition copies of the recent wedding. In turn, headlines for May 10 -- from both London and Canadian online newspapers -- state that “Unlawful Killing,” a British documentary that is set to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in France on Friday, includes a view "that the British establishment, including the Royal Family, arranged for Princess Diana’s murder."
While there’s been a lot of conspiracy theories about Princess Diana’s death in 1997, the timing of the film’s release after her son’s wedding is creating the uproar, state British media.
New Princess Diana documentary points finger at Royal’s for Di’s death
According to London’s Daily Mail, the documentary Unlawful Killing “is generating a firestorm” in England because “it reportedly showcases a grisly photo of Princess Diana inside the vehicle in the Paris car crash that claimed her life on Aug. 31, 1997.”
The film “Unlawful Killing” is directed by well-known British comedian and actor Keith Allen, who’s the father of the pop singer Lily Allen who frequently tours in the U.S.
According to reports in the Daily Mail, U.K. Reuters, the Winnipeg Sun and other media, Keith Allen spent “the past three years sorting through evidence from the inquest into Diana's death and doing interviews. His film title comes from the ruling in that inquest, a British legal result that establishes that persons unknown are criminally responsible for a death.”
British media also noted that “watching the lurid trailer and excerpts online will quickly convince viewers that Allen is pinning the blame on the Royals, their aristocratic circle and operatives in the British secret service.”
"Presidents have been killed for less," the narrator of the documentry says after commentators establish how Diana was "trouble" for the Royal Family.
British media and public taking film seriously
British journalist and novelist Noel Botham, who wrote a book called The Murder of Princess Diana, says it again in the film.
"There can be no doubt she was actually murdered," says Botham in "Unlawful Killing" that will be released in the States next month.
The Daily Mail also notes that British broadcaster Piers Morgan is also featured, spinning accusations about British spies. "We've all been to James Bond movies, thanks," he says sarcastically. "We know the secret services do a lot of dark stuff."
Image source of Princess Diana: Wikipedia