I learn that a UK publisher is trying to secure the so-called "Diana Papers" from Australia's fundraising queen Marie Sutton.
The Papers are a collection of letters between Marie, Kensington Palace and Diana about her last visit to Australia, plus a load of letters from politicians, government ministers and officals etc trying to wrest the project away from Marie. But in the end Marie is triumphant as a kind of co-host for Diana's visit after Diana intervenes.
The hundreds of letters have been bound and put into a chronological order: what emerges is a great tale about the intrigues and backbiting behind a high society event. In addition, there are exclusive photos (never published) of Diana's supposed grave on the island at Althorp that Marie took when Earl Spencer gave her a tour ("a pile of sad looking muddy dirt" I am told).
My own feeling is it would make a marvellous movie, in the satirical vein of In The Loop.