Diana secretly recorded tapes of her despair over Charles
In 1991, few people knew the truth about Princess Diana’s marriage: that it was falling apart. and that Charles had rekindled his relationship with Camilla Parker Bowles. Her one condition: that her involvement be kept a strict secret. The book he wrote Diana: Her True Story caused a sensation.
Now, 20 years after her death, it is being republished, with transcripts of those tapes. Our first extract begins with her meeting Charles at her home, Althorp House in Northamptonshire, in November 1977, when she was just 16. He was 29 and canadagoosejacketonlines at the time dating her sister Sarah, 22…
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Charles came to Althorp to stay, and the first impact was: ‚God, what a sad man.’ He came with his canada goose outlet mall labrador.
My sister Sarah was all over him like a bad rash, and I thought: ‚God, he must really hate that.’
I kept out of the way. I remember being a fat, podgy, no make up, unsmart lady but I made a canada goose stockists uk lot of noise, and he liked that. And he came up to me after dinner and we had a big dance, and canada goose outlet toronto location canada goose outlet he said: ‚Will you show me the gallery?’ (The 115ft long Picture Gallery contained Van Dyck’s War And Peace, among other paintings).
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That was it for about two years. I saw him off and on with Sarah (whose relationship with Charles ended after nine months). When he had his 30th birthday dance (at which The Three Degrees performed, in November 1978 at Buckingham Palace) I was asked, too.
‚Why is Diana coming as well?’ my sister asked. I said: ‚Well, I don’t know, but I’d like to come.’ I had a very nice time at the dance fascinating. I wasn’t at all intimidated by the surroundings. I thought: amazing place. Then I was asked to stay at the de Passes (friends of Prince Philip) in July 1980 by Philip de Pass, who is the son.
Princess Diana met the Prince of Wales for the first time when she was 16 and Charles was 29. At the time he was dating her sister Sarah, 22
‚Would you like to come and stay for a couple of nights down at Petworth (in West Sussex), because we’ve got the Prince of Wales staying. You’re a young blood you might amuse him.’
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The first night, we sat down on a hay bale at the barbecue at this house, and he’d just finished with Anna Wallace (the daughter of a Scottish landowner, known on account of her fiery temper as Whiplash Wallace, with whom he had a stormy, six month relationship).
I said: ‚You looked so sad when you walked up the aisle at Lord Mountbatten’s funeral (Charles’s beloved great uncle had been killed in County Sligo, Ireland, the year before, in August 1979, by an IRA bomb on his boat).
‚It was the most tragic thing I’ve ever seen. My heart bled for you when I watched. I thought: „It’s wrong, you’re lonely you should be with somebody to look after you.” ‚
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We talked about lots of things, and anyway that was it. He said: ‚You must come to London with me tomorrow. I’ve got to work at Buckingham Palace you must come to work with me.’ I canada goose outlet legit thought this was too much. I said: ‚No, I can’t.’
I thought: ‚How will I explain my presence at Buckingham Palace when I’m supposed to be staying with Philip (de Pass)?’ Then canada goose discount uk (two weeks later, in early August) he asked me to Cowes on Britannia (the royal yacht), and he had lots of older friends there and I was very intimidated.=
But they were all over me like a bad rash. I felt very strange about the whole thing.
Then I went to stay canada goose outlet kokemuksia with my sister Jane at Balmoral (for the weekend of the Braemar Games in early September) where Robert (Fellowes, sister Jane’s husband) was assistant private secretary (to the Queen).
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I was terrified, because I had never stayed at Balmoral and I wanted to get it right. The anticipation was worse than actually being there. You’re all right once you get in through the front door. I had a normal single bed! I’m just telling you.
I have always done my own packing and unpacking. Now, obviously, I don’t I haven’t got the time. But I was always appalled that Charles takes 22 pieces of hand luggage with him. That’s before all the other stuff. I always have four or five. I felt rather embarrassed.
Mr and Mrs Parker Bowles were there at all my visits. I was the youngest there by a long way. Charles used to ring me up and say: ‚Would you like to come for a walk, come for a barbecue?’.