The world’s fascination with Princess Diana is unparalleled.
From her ill-fated marriage to Prince Charles to her tragic and untimely death, loyal fans and mass media have long been obsessed with unpacking every tiny detail of her life.
So, it’s unsurprising her story has been given the Hollywood treatment again and again, but most recently in Oscar-nominated film, Spencer.
With Kristen Stewart taking on the role and baring an uncanny resemblance to the People’s Princess (the first look at which went viral), Spencer brings a new imagining to the most pivotal point in Diana’s life.
Set in the early ‘90s, the film takes place over a Christmas spent at the Queen’s Sandringham Estate, where Diana is coming to the realisation her marriage is at breaking point.
Given the hype, the award nominations and the clear obsession with the subject matter, you’re probably wondering where you can watch the film for yourself…
Where To Watch Spencer In Australia
Spencer will be available to stream from the comfort of your couch on Amazon Prime Video from February 18th.
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Is Spencer Based On True Events?
You may have noticed the film is called an “imagining” of events that may have transpired during one of the most turbulent times in Princess Diana’s life.
While the film, created by Chilean filmmaker Pablo Larraín, has become acclaimed for its gripping narrative, viewers are given a warning in the opening scenes that it is not entirely fact, rather “a fable from a true tragedy”.
Instead of recounting what many fans already know, Spencer digs deeper into the isolation and paranoia the Princess endured, depicting troubling scenes of self-harm and bulimia.
“She was really honest about her relationship with her body and food,” Stewart revealed in a recent interview with marieclaire Australia.
“And this feeling that she wanted to disappear, that she was just diminishing, that she was wasting away, it became so physical for her. To live inside a female body, an unacknowledged, muzzled female body, is a violent experience and it is not easy to talk about. It’s a complicated matter, obviously. But she was really vocal about it. And so we had to go there.”