A British broadcaster is defending its decision to broadcast recordings of Princess Diana candidly discussing her personal life, after some royal watchers called it a betrayal of the late princess' privacy.
Channel 4 says the video tapes, made in the early 1990s, are an "important historical source."
The channel said Monday that the recordings "provide a unique insight into the preparations Diana undertook to gain a public voice and tell her own personal story."
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The recordings of Diana talking to voice coach Peter Settelen include discussion of her failing marriage to Prince Charles and Charles' relationship with Camilla Parker Bowles.
Rosa Monckton, a friend of Diana, said broadcasting the tapes was "a betrayal of her privacy and of the family's privacy."
Channel 4's documentary is due to air Sunday.