The Princess (2022) – Everything We Know About the HBO documentary

July 20, 2022
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This article discusses the HBO documentary The Princess (2022) and will include details of the premise, the release date, and production. 

By now, the life of Princess Diana has been heavily documented. With fictional adaptations and many films and series, Diana’s memory has lived on throughout these mediums. Some will question the need to continue documenting her life, and ponder as to whether we should let her rest in peace. The story is so fascinating, that its likely this will not be the last documentary we will have on the princess. The question is whether this documentary will represent the subject matter well. Here’s everything we know so far on the HBO documentary.

HBO documentary film The Princess (2022) premise

Courtesy of HBO — The relationship of Diana and Charles, the Prince and Princess of Wales, was tabloid fodder for nearly two decades, the subject of almost daily headlines in the 24-hour news cycle. THE PRINCESS draws solely from contemporaneous archival audio and video footage to take audiences back to key events in Diana’s life as they happened, including their seemingly fairy-tale public courtship and wedding, the birth of their two sons, their bitter divorce, and Diana’s tragic and untimely death on August 31, 1997.

Intensely emotional, THE PRINCESS is a visceral submersion into Diana’s life in the constant and often intrusive glare of the media spotlight. The film unfolds as if it were in the present, allowing viewers to experience the overwhelming adoration, but also intense scrutiny of Diana’s every move and the constant judgement of her character. Through archival material, the film is also a reflection of society at the time, revealing the public’s own preoccupations, fears, aspirations, and desires.

Princess Diana’s tragic death, caused in part by a high-speed pursuit by paparazzi, was a moment for reflection by both the public and the media machine it feeds. However, after nearly 25 years since Princess Diana’s death, has anything really changed?

The Princess (2022) release date and time

The documentary will air on Saturday, August 13, 2022 at 8pm ET/PT. The documentary will have a run time of 1 hour and 50 minutes.

Where to watch online

The documentary will also be released on HBO’s streaming counterpart HBO Max.

Is there a trailer?

At the time of releasing this article, there was no official HBO trailer for this documentary.

The people behind The Princess

The Princess is directed by Academy Award nominee Ed Perkins (Black Sheep, Tell Me Who I Am) and produced by Lightbox, Academy Award-winning Simon Chinn (Man on Wire, Searching for Sugar Man), and Emmy-winning Jonathan Chinn (LA92 and HBO’s Tina).

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