In the celebrity chat show of the year, the Princess of Wales discusses her marital breakup during an hourlong interview to be aired Monday night by the British Broadcasting Corp.
The interview comes 16 months after Prince Charles used a TV documentary to disclose that he had been unfaithful to his wife. The couple has been separated for more than two years.
“It will cover every step of her life as Princess of Wales, her family, her separation and her future plans,” a BBC spokeswoman said.
It is too early to tell if the full interview will be shown in the United States, according to spokesmen for U.S. television networks, although snippets certainly will be broadcast as part of national and local news coverage.
The BBC reported that Buckingham Palace “was in shock.” A Buckingham Palace spokesman said that Diana gave the interview on her “own initiative.”