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Princess Diana's Sons Ask TV Station Not to Show Final Pictures of Her

Princess Diana's sons have asked a British television station not to air pictures of her fatal car crash during an upcoming documentary about their mother.

In a letter to the station (Channel 4 TV), Princes William and Harry said that showing the pictures would be a "gross disrespect" to their mother's memory.

The station has not responded to their letter, but says it has not considered showing Princess Diana's final moments. The channel says there is public interest in the events surrounding her death, and that all images for the documentary have been carefully selected.

The documentary, called Diana: The Witness in the Tunnel, is scheduled to air Wednesday.

Princess Diana died in a car crash in Paris on 31 August 1997. Her companion, Dodi al Fayed, and a driver were also killed.

Last year, an Italian magazine Chi printed a photo of Princess Diana in the car after the crash. Her sons later said they were deeply saddened by its decision.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.