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Images of Princess Diana Will Air Wednesday Despite Sons' Request


A British television station says it will air pictures of Princess Diana's fatal car crash despite her sons' request not to show them.

In a letter to the station Channel 4 TV, Princes William and Harry asked that the photos not be shown for the documentary about her death, scheduled to air Wednesday. They said it would be a "gross disrespect" to their mother's memory. The station said Princess Diana and the other victims can not be seen in any of the pictures.

The station said all images have been carefully selected for the documentary called, "Diana: The Witness in the Tunnel."

A spokesman for her sons told Reuters news agency that William and Harry are "extremely disappointed" by the station's decision.

Princess Diana died in a car crash in Paris on August 31, 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.