Catalogue: TV - Non Fiction

DIANA AND SARAH: THE ROYAL WIVES OF WINDSOR

Diana And Sarah: The Royal Wives Of Windsor  

Synopsis

Diana, Princess of Wales, and Sarah, Duchess of York: sisters-in-law - and sometimes sisters-at-war!  They married the Queen’s sons, and then quit this most famous royal family amid scandal, but in very different circumstances.  One died tragically, the other survived but had to reinvent herself.  

The story starts in 1981 as Lady Diana Spencer invites her great friend Sarah Ferguson –‘Fergie’ - to her royal wedding.  Diana then played Cupid for Fergie and Prince Andrew, but it was often a difficult relationship, full of rivalry as both wives fought and lost their palace battles.  Both fell in love with other men, and as their marriages fell apart so did their friendship.

With the passage of time, some of the agonies both women faced can now be seen in perspective, and this documentary probes such matters as it examines the relationship of these two fascinating women. What Diana and Fergie shared as royal wives was a life that brought loneliness and despair to two women who had married into the House of Windsor with such high hopes of transforming it, and the their so-called ‘fairy-tale’ lives were a parody of the truth.


Genre: Non-Fiction

Sub Genre: True Story, News & Current Affairs, Documentary

Year of Production: 1992

Running Time: 1 x 50-minutes

Production Company:An Imagicians TV Production