CNN’s Soledad O’Brien kicks off a week of reports across all the network morning and evening shows and cable news networks leading up to Friday’s royal wedding.
In “The Women Who Would be Queen,” O’Brien explores how the future King and Queen, Prince William and Catherine Middleton have been influenced by the legacy of William’s mother, Princess Diana.
O’Brien talks with royals author Christopher Andersen: “Here’s this little boy when his mother locks herself in the bathroom after an argument with Charles, and she’s sobbing, and here’s little seven-year-old William slipping tissues under the door and saying, ‘I hate to see you sad, Mummy’ … so … he meets Kate and Kate exposes him to a happy family for the first time.”
Also featured in the documentary are interviews with Kate and William’s friends, as well as friends of Princess Diana and Ken Wharfe, a bodyguard for the royal family.
The special debuts tonight at 8pmET/PT and re-airs at 11pmET/PT.