A full 26 years after her sudden death, new details about Princess Diana and Charles’ marriage have surfaced. The king does not escape unscathed.
Biographer Andrew Morton (70) recorded a large number of tapes with Princess Diana († 36) in the 1990s. There you can listen to over seven hours of audio material about the insults the Princess of Wales, who died in 1997, had to endure at the British court. Many of the statements were later included in Morton’s bestseller Diana: Her True Story; many are still awaiting publication. As “DailyMail” reports, more spicy photos have now come to light that are related to her marriage to King Charles III. (74) leave no good hair.
This is how Diana felt about her marriage to King Charles
The media spoke of a fairy tale wedding when Diana and Charles tied the knot on July 29, 1981 at St. Paul’s Cathedral. But hardly anyone knew what the heart of the bride really looked like. Only on the tapes did Diana reveal how the wedding felt for the then 20-year-old. “It was so grown-up,” Diana recalled cynically years later. “This is Diana, a kindergarten teacher. I mean, the whole thing was ridiculous.”
On another recording, Diana remembers a statement on the occasion of the christening of her son Prince Harry (38). Charles is said to have gone to Diana’s mother Frances Shand Kydd († 2004) and said to her: “We are so disappointed, we thought it was a girl.” A statement that angered Diana’s mother. “Mom washed his head and said, ‘You should realize how lucky you are to have a normal child,'” Diana continued.
Princess Diana: “I hate you so much”
But Diana is also harsh on her own family members. She doesn’t say a good word on the tapes about her stepmother Raine Spencer, whom her father married in 1976 after his separation from Frances. After John’s death in 1992, Raine left the Althrop family home due to a strained relationship with her stepdaughter. “I was so angry,” Diana recalls. “I said to her, ‘I hate you so much. If you only knew how much we all hate you for what you did’.”
Diana accused her stepmother of “ruining the house” and squandering her father’s money. Raine, on the other hand, claimed that Diana’s mother caused her father a lot of pain, which enraged the Princess of Wales even more. “In my job and in my role, I see people suffering in ways you’ve never seen. And you call that pain?” Diana is said to have answered at the time. “I said, ‘You still have a lot to learn’.”
The new footage is expected to be featured in a documentary on Disney+ early next year. The documentary is a sequel to the 2017 production Diana: In Her Own Words. Despite the explosive nature of the film for members of the British royal family, producer Tom Jennings is pushing for the release. “As part of Diana’s legacy, it’s important that more of these tapes are heard,” says the filmmaker.