In case you’re not caught up, Spencer revolves around a long weekend spent at the Queen’s Sandringham Estate over the 1991 Christmas holidays, which coincides with the breakdown of Diana’s marriage to Prince Charles. Though it’s not 100 per cent true to real life, the film is billed as “an imagining of what might have happened during those few fateful days”.
“The marriage of Princess Diana and Prince Charles has long since grown cold,” adds an official synopsis. “Though rumours of affairs and a divorce abound, peace is ordained for the Christmas festivities. There’s eating and drinking, shooting and hunting. Diana knows the game. But this year, things will be profoundly different.”
The trailer begins with the royals awaiting Diana’s arrival for a lavish dinner at Sandringham. Anticipating a difficult weekend, meanwhile, she faces herself in the bathroom mirror, saying: “Three days, that’s it.”
Like the previous preview, the new trailer also shows her receiving very specific instructions on how to act across the course of the weekend, which is filled with tense arguments, uncomfortable glances over dinner, overwhelming crowds of photographers, and tender moments with her children.