"The most poignant thing to me was that scene of her in the [Hotel] Ritz when she was seen crying on her last night," says Brown. "She, I'm sure, was sitting there thinking, 'What am I doing here? I want to be home with my boys.'"
Now, 10 years after those boys helped to bring their mother to her final rest, happier images of Diana's life can again take precedence.
"At The Sun newspaper, we were having a big fundraiser for a children's charity," recalls royal photographer Arthur Edwards. "And she sent me a check! I mean, she could have sent me a scarf or a coat, a blazer. But she didn't -- she was full of surprises like that. First time I ever told that story."
"I think my favorite Diana moment was the night that, when Prince Charles was confessing his adultery with Camilla Parker Bowles on television, she elected to go out in a really sexy little black dress," says Brown. "It was like, come and get it!"
It is a luminous image that symbolizes "The Diana Chronicles"' take on this complicated, compassionate woman, who moved from royalty to celebrity, and in doing so, transformed the nature of both institutions.
"She had this gift of being the princess who palace walls couldn't and wouldn't enclose," says Brown. "And she became a citizen of the world. In that sense, there was something very magical about Diana."