Interior - Day - Prime Minister Tony Blair's House in Sedgefield, Summer 1997
Blair is watching television with his family. Several other hip 90s politico-types walk to & fro in the background.
A montage about Princess Diana's life & death is on endless 24-hour news repeat.
Why can't we all just get along?
Cut to a stock-clip of a pundit criticizing the royal family for not flying the flag at half-mast or making any public statement following Diana's death.
Will somebody please save these people from themselves?
Perhaps now the world will see the royal family for what they are: freeloading, emotionally-retarded nutters!
I really think you're being too hard on them.
Interior - Day - The Queen's isolated 40k-acre estate in Middle Earth.
The inner HMHs are watching television. On tv, thousands of people are putting flowers outside Buckingham Palace.
The television cuts to Diana's interview with Martin Bashir
The royal family was mean to me!
My people will understand that this is a private family affair, regardless of those crazy millions of people being soaped up by the media. They will calm down. It is the British way, it always has been. I am their Queen.
Won't somebody please think of the children?
I don't like homosexuals.
I'm a modern man.
Interior - Evening - Tony Blair's house
The Blair family is watching television. On TV, Queen Elizabeth is finally giving an address about Diana's death.
Now see, this - this is political survival. She's a genius!
You're still in love with your mother. At the end of the day, all Labour Prime Ministers go gaga for their queen.