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Princess Diana Says Belt Up In Car Safety Drive

by | 27th, May 2007

princess-diana-doll.jpgTHERE now follows a health and safety announcement about not wearing a seatbelt when travelling by motor vehicle, starring Princess Diana and assorted persons.

Diana: The Witnesses in the Tunnel, as broadcast on Channel 4, will shock.

As the Observer reports, viewers will be jerked from their comfort zone by graphic images of Princess Diana receiving oxygen from a French doctor, Frederic Mailliez. Diana has been involved in traffic accident and been thrown forward into the footwell behind the driver’s seat.

Patrick Jephson, Diana’s former private secretary, is appalled. “’I’m profoundly shocked,” says he.

Anthony Holden, Observer critic, Diana friend and biographer of the princess, is just as shocked: “It’s grossly intrusive and beyond the bounds of anything remotely tasteful, and will no doubt upset her sons enormously.”

People never tire of Diana, as they never tire of talking on behalf of her sons. But what if Diana’s death can prevent others from travelling without seatbelts? Might some good come of the tragedy?

Lord St John of Fawsley, a friend of Diana and a founding director of Sky TV, says Channel 4’s broadcast is “terrible”. “They certainly shouldn’t be subsidised publicly to follow up such causes. The best thing that could happen is that their public funding be taken away instead of going towards programmes like this.”

And: “I thought Diana was going to be left in peace, but Channel 4 is doing this for ratings or commercial gain and it’s really horrible.”

Diana will never be left in peace. Not until we get the message on seatbelts.

Not while so many of her friends and admirers are willing to step forward and tell the media about their shock and dismay.

And not when the tenth anniversary of her death is being celebrated in a Concert for Diana…

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