Naomi Watts stars as Princess Diana, while Naveen Andrews takes on the role of Hasnat Khan, the man she loved towards the end of her life.
The attraction that she feels for heart surgeon comes from the way he treats her: “He doesn’t treat me like a princess, it’s almost like he doesn’t know who I am.”
However, the fact that the Princess is constantly in the media spotlight is, apparently, too much to handle for doctor Hasnat.
“If I marry you, I have to marry the whole world too,” the doctor tells Diana.
The end of the relationship with the cardiologist is followed by a relationship with Dodi Fayed, who is presented rather as an attempt to move on from the feelings about Hasnat.