Royal worry: Fears of new Harry and William rift over ‘Netflix Princess Diana documentary’

On Wednesday Netflix announced it had agreed a deal with Harry and Meghan to produce a number of shows for the streaming platform. These will reportedly include documentaries, films and programming for children.

Speaking to the Sunday Mirror one royal insider said these could include an in-depth documentary about Princess Diana, Harry and William’s late mother.

However they warned this could create new tensions between the two brothers.

Diana was killed in a Paris car crash one year after completing her divorce from Prince Charles.

The insider said: “The Sussexes are discussing making a feature documentary on Princess Diana’s family history and heritage.

“It is early stages but it is looking like it could happen.

“It will work as a tribute to Diana and build on all the incredible charity work she has done.

“Netflix would also love to make a documentary about Diana and it is something they have been pushing for.”

Last month a new book about Harry and Meghan’s departure as senior royals, ‘Finding Freedom’, was published.

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Meghan and Harry announced they were planning to stand down as senior members of the Royal Family back in January.

Instead the Duke and Duchess vowed to become “financially independent” and said they would split their time between North America and the UK.

Recently the couple purchased a new £11.2m home to the north of Los Angeles.

The luxury property comes complete with a swimming pool, tennis court and children’s cottage.

On Wednesday Ted Sarandos. Netflix chief content officer, spoke about how pleased the company is to be working with the Duke and Duchess.

He said: “Harry and Meghan have inspired millions of people all around the world with their authenticity, optimism and leadership.

“We’re incredibly proud they have chosen Netflix as their creative home – and are excited about telling stories with them that can help build resilience and increase understanding for audiences everywhere.”

The news was also warmly welcomed by Meghan and Harry themselves.

In a statement the couple commented: “Our lives, both independent of each other and as a couple, have allowed us to understand the power of the human spirit, of courage, resilience and the need for connection.

“Through our work with diverse communities and their environments, to shining a light on people and causes around the world, our focus will be on creating content that informs but also gives hope.”



Kim Jong-un secrecy: Rare documentary sheds light on North Korean despot's mysterious past

The film ‘The Great Mother of Songun Korea’ reveals an emotional side to dictator Kim Jong-un, who has held absolute and brutal control over North Korea since 2011.  It is believed the film, produced in North Korea some years ago, was created for the anniversary of the Day of Songun, which celebrates the start of Kim Jong-un’s leadership.

The film features a scene where Ko joins Kim Jong-un on a visit to her hometown of Osandok.

It appears to portray Ri Sol Ju as the “New Mother of Korea” during the Kim Jong-un era – hinting at her growing influence. 

But the focus on his mother also intrigued observers, after years of secrecy. 

North Korean authorities do not mention her, due to there nationality being Japanese-Korean.

It is thought Kim’s mother died in Paris in 2014.

A source told Daily NK: “North Korean authorities designated any mention of Ko Young Hee’s real name or her history as a top secret from 2012.”

The film focuses on Ko’s descriptions of Kim Jong Il.

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Ko revealed in the film Kim “looked very flustered” after “losing the Great Suryongnim [Kim Il Sung]” and that he had “trouble sleeping”.

It also showed pictures of Ko reading, doing artwork and planting trees with her son, Kim Jong-un.

The documentary has resurfaced following rumours Kim Jong-Un is dead and his sister will take over his kingdom.

Speculation of the current North Korean leader’s death began after he had not been seen in public for weeks.

When his father died, it was months before his death was public knowledge.

Kim is known to be unhealthy and is overweight, smokes, drinks alcohol and has a rich diet.

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King George V death caused by lethal drug dose, shock new documentary claims

Queen Elizabeth II’s grandfather is reported to have died at age 70 after his doctor euthanised him with the deadly drug dose. The claim come from a Channel 5 documentary called George V: The Tyrant King. The new documentary features experts on the Royal Family who explore the life of the monarch.

The documentary showed chilling diary entries from the King’s doctor Lord Dawson.

He admitted assisting the King’s death at 11pm on January 20 1936.

The documentary reaffirms George’s cause of death, which was kept secret for 50 years until its release in 1986.

Lord Dawson said in the diary: “At about 11 o’clock, it was evident that the last stage might endure for many hours, I therefore decided to determine the end and injected three-quarters gram of morphia and shortly afterwards one gram of cocaine into the distended juglar vein.”

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Lord Dawson’s motivations for killing the King are explained further in the documentary.

Royal expert and biographer Angela Levin claimed the death was orchestrated to take place specifically at 11pm.

She said in the programme: “He also manipulated it so that he would die just before midnight so that his death would make the front page of The Times, which was the king’s favourite paper.”

Ms Levin also added: “There’s been this argument about whether it was murder or euthanasia, if you look at it objectively it was a huge decision to make to kill a king without absolute authority, it’s a very dark but interesting mystery.”

George had fallen ill with a cold, and had been bedridden from sickness for five days.

The King also suffered from chronic bronchitis in the years leading up to his death.

Royal Expert Ingrid Steward said on the programme King George “was obviously going” to die, so the doctor decided to take action.

She added: “People are saying in effect he killed the king, it’s a very controversial debate these days, the medical team certainly had more power than they do today.”

Dickie Arbiter, the Queen’s former spokesman, also believed the doctor euthanised George.

But George’s wife Queen Mary of Teck did not approve of the practice as she “was highly religious”.

Mr Arbiter also said “it’s not for us to judge” whether the King’s death was moral.

He added: “Would the King have survived? Probably not.

“Would he have suffered? Undoubtedly yes.”

The documentary will also look at George’s reputation as cruel and demanding in private circles.

In the programme, experts on the royals discuss how the royal treated his wife Mary “like a slave”.

George also refused to grant his cousin and friend Tsar Nicholas II of Russia asylum in the UK, which lead to him being murdered by the Bolsheviks.



Prince William heartbreak: Duke of Cambridge reveals why his new documentary is personal

Filmmakers followed the Duke of Cambridge for two years while working on the new ITV programme, which documents his efforts to restore habitats and protect species from extinction. The documentary has been announced as part of ITV’s autumn lineup.

In the programme, William says becoming a father made his services to restore nature feel more personal.

About the new documentary, ITV said: “The Duke of Cambridge reveals that young people hold the key to a more positive future relationship with the environment, and that their determined drive to tackle climate change has made him an optimist.

“He explains how his mission to give nature a voice has felt even more personal since he became a father and that he wants to leave behind a better world for future generations.

“Working together to protect the planet, he believes that local communities have the power to protect and repair the natural world on which we all depend.”

In his efforts to promote the protection of species, the Duke has used his umbrella organisation, United For Wildlife, to fight the illegal wildlife trade.

Earlier this month, Prince William called for the illegal wildlife trade to come to an end during virtual meeting of the United for Wildlife task forces and conservation organisations.

He said that the coronavirus pandemic had brought light to the issues the illegal wildlife trade causes to public health.

Speaking during the video conference, the Duke said: “Believe it or not, this is my first webinar.

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The group also spoke about the connection between zoonotic diseases, which can be transmitted from animals to humans, and the wildlife trade.

He said: “Never before have the public health risks of the wildlife trade come into such sharp focus.

“Never before has there been greater public awareness about the dangers of zoonotic diseases like Ebola, Sars, Mers and Covid. And never before has the global incentive to act been so high.

He referred to 2020 as taking “a different, heart-breaking course”, adding that the pandemic crisis “has ruined lives and threatened livelihoods across the world”.



Princess Anne wins fans' hearts with these hilarious remarks in new documentary

The documentary, Anne: The Princess Royal at 70, shows the life of the Queen’s daughter on her Gloucestershire estate Gatcombe Park with her husband Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence. Princess Anne has been widely known among royal fans for her extensive schedule which has featured around 500 public engagements a year for half a century.

The programme sheds light on the Princess Royal’s hard-working nature, prompting viewers to express their admiration on Twitter.

One Twitter user wrote: “Pleased #PrincessAnne is getting some positive publicity.

“For me, she should be next in line to the throne.

“She is intelligent, loyal, hard working and down to earth. A definite role model for future generations.”

Another added: “Watching HRH Princess Anne, The Princess Royal on ITV…. One of my favourite royals.

“Hard working, genuine, fun and family-oriented. Happy Birthday Your Royal Highness!”

A third fan wrote: “Princess Anne is the future Queen that never will be, isn’t she? Let’s face it that woman is committed.”

Another user added: “Princess Anne is the future Queen that never will be, isn’t she? Let’s face it that woman is committed.”

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In a quick remark, the Princess Royal added: “Actually, you don’t need me. You know what I look like!”

The conversation left viewers commenting how amusing the conversation between the two was.

One social media user wrote: “One is amused. Awesome.”

Another fan said: “Brilliant. Princess Anne is great and it’s been lovely watching the Queen during lockdown. Can’t wait to watch this.”

While most other royals have their own social media accounts to share their content to, Princess Anne prefers to show her work on the Queen’s Royal Family platforms.

The documentary shows the Princess humorously explaining her views on Twitter.

She said: “I wouldn’t go anywhere near it if you paid me frankly.”

“With online technology… being in touch is one thing but it’s not quite the same.

“The ability to meet people, that’s what makes the difference.

“I mean, I know what Twitter is but I wouldn’t go anywhere near it if you paid me frankly. But that’s a slightly different issue.”