Royal Experts Brand New Princess Diana Movie ‘Cruel And Gratuitous’

Credit: Neon and Topic Studios

Royal experts have reportedly branded the new Princess Diana movie, Spencer, ‘cruel and gratuitous’.

The biopic, which premiered on October 7, shows Kristen Stewart take on the role of the Princess of Wales during her later years, before her tragic death in 1997.

There are claims that the film, which delves into Diana’s battle with bulimia and relationship with Prince Charles, could leave Prince William and Prince Harry ‘angry and hurt’.

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In a chat with The Sun, Majesty Magazine editor-in-chief, Ingrid Seward, said: “It is really cruel to portray her like this. It is totally unnecessary.

“William and Harry will be very angry and hurt about this. They will find it horrible that their mother is being portrayed in such a huge movie this way.”

Royal biographer Penny Junor also slammed the film’s portrayal of Diana, commenting: “It is unnecessarily gratuitous. Poor William is all I can say, and let’s leave Diana with a shred of respect and dignity.

“I know William was there when she was unhappy but it sounds to me the movie is factually incorrect.”

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Royal experts have reportedly branded the new Princess Diana movie, Spencer, to be ‘cruel and gratuitous’. Credit: Neon and Topic Studios

During Spencer’s red carpet premiere, Kristen Stewart spoke to the press and stated she was ‘genuinely careful’ when acting out the role.

She reportedly said: “I think she was a generous person, that’s what I feel from her.

“Our first step into this always was with love and admiration, and if we didn’t love her we wouldn’t have made the movie.

“So, it comes from a genuinely careful and considerate place, and we’re lucky to have had the opportunity.”

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Written by Aimee Walker

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