Special features: The Making Of ... "The Queen" ; audio commentary by director Stephen Frears and writer Peter Morgan ; audio commentary by British historian and royal expert Robert Lacey, author of "Majesty"
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Prime Minister Tony
The people's princess
A public funeral
The royal standard
A quiet revolution
A serious mistake
A day of mourning
Two months later
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Public relations and politics
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This movie follows the life of the Royal Family dealing with the personal struggles with the death of Princess Diana. Newly elected Prime Minister Tony Blair struggles to reach a compromise with the Queen about what course of action to follow after the death.
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(Opening Statement) "Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown." Henry IV, Part II
Tony Blair: ...I believe the moment for statements has passed. I would suggest flying the flag at half-mast above Buckingham Palace... and... coming down to London at the earliest opportunity. It would be a great comfort to your people... and would help them with their grief. HM Queen Elizabeth II: THEIR grief? If you imagine I'm going to drop everything and come down to London before I attend to my grandchildren who've just lost their mother... then you're mistaken. I doubt there is anyone who knows the British people more than I do, Mr. Blair, nor who has greater faith in their wisdom and judgement. And it is my belief that they will any moment reject this... this "mood", which is being stirred up by the press, in favor of a period of restrained grief, and sober, private mourning. That's the way we do things in this country, quietly, with dignity. That's what the rest of the world has always admired us for.