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Lifetime: Adults Aren’t Convinced Death of Princess Diana Was an Accident

A strong minority (43%) of adults are not convinced that the death of Princess Diana in 1997 was an accident, according to a poll conducted by Lifetime Television. The network, which plans to premiere original movie The Murder of Princess Diana Aug. 25, conducted a telephone poll in late July with 1,010 adults.

When asked what they think Princess Diana would be remembered for, more than one-third (35%) of those polled said her charity work, followed by 18% that cited her marriage to Prince Charles and 18% that cited her death.

Lifetime said it will dedicate three nights of programming to the anniversary of Princess Diana’s death, beginning Aug. 25, at 8 p.m., beginning with the airing of the 1995 BBC interview journalist Martin Bashir conducted with Princess Dianna.

Following the Bashir interview, Lifetime will debut The Murder of Princess Diana, an original movie, at 9 p.m. It will also air the movie on Aug. 26, at 6 p.m., and Aug. 27, at 9 p.m.