The first days after Princess Diana’s death in 1997, Queen Elizabeth II was reluctant to release any official statement. This apparent lack of mourning outraged many, possibly even damaging the image of the crown. With the eyes of the entire nation and the rest of the world upon the royal family, Prime Minister Tony Blair decided to take matters into his own hands and persuade the queen to pay tribute to the “People’s Princess” after all. Stephen Frears has adapted this week of careful negotiations and clashing of two worlds for the big screen. With a splendid Helen Mirren in the role of Elizabeth II, and plenty of sartorial interest with the queen’s outfits and ever-present pearls.