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Diana, Princess of Wales, had more of a Christian faith than was widely believed


A Songs of Praise will claim, as it explores the inspiration behind her charity work. The long-running Sunday evening program is to air special episode quietly exploring the late Princess’ religion next week.

Diana, Princess of Wales, had more of a Christian faith than was widely believed

In it, friends will describe how she had “stronger faith than people gives her credit for”, as they think about how her Christian values informed her charity work.

Aled Jones, the presenter, will also recall how he was invited to sing for her personally in her Kensington Palace living room, while the congregation of All Saints Church, Northamptonshire, near her family home of Althorp, sing favourite hymns.

Saying he had been made a request to address numerous outlets about the 20th anniversary, he unveiled he had said yes to Songs of Praise due to its religious core interest.

“I think she had a stronger faith than people give her credit for,” he said, adding he believed that a form of religious conviction helped her to persevere with her charity work.

“She wanted to put love where there was hatred, and make a huge difference to people’s lives so that they could live a better life,” he said.
“When you talk to people about making the world a better place, there are not many people who think it’s doable. She did.”
Tracy Borman, joint joint chief curator of Historic Royal Palaces, told the program Diana’s compassion and charity work “of course absolutely reflects very Christian values too.”

Due for broadcast next Sunday, it is one of a modest bunch of further documentaries about Diana, Princess of Wales, or including her children.
Following an ITV 90-minute special, in which the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry shared intimate memories of their mother, the brothers will also contribute to a BBC documentary about the week between her death and funeral.

Also due for broadcast on Sunday 27th, it will see the two princes share their memories of those seven days.

It is understood that the Duke and Prince plan to set out reality on the twentieth anniversary of the Paris car crash, in part for the purpose of correcting the historical record.

ITV is to run a programme on a similar theme, scheduled for Tuesday 29th against the Great British Bake Off on Channel 4 and also set to detail the funeral.

It will not include Diana’s sons, but features testimony for those involved in overseeing the extraordinary national mourning.
This week will likewise observe Duke of Cambridge show up on TV as a major aspect of a Channel 4 narrative featuring newsreader Mark Austin and his girl Maddy, talking about her anorexia.

Miss Austin ran the London Marathon for Heads Together, the psychological well-being philanthropy led by the three youthful Royals, with the Duke anticipated that would underscore the vital of talking about feelings in his on-screen appearance.
The Songs of Praise concentrate intently on Diana’s charity work, interspersed with hymns including I Vow to Thee My Country, which was played at her wedding and funeral.

Songs of Praise – Celebrating Diana, will be broadcast on Sunday, August 27th at 4pm on BBC One.