A documentary has claimed that Princess Diana discussed her marriage with a national newspaper editor. And told him that it was ‘hell from day one’. Also that, as she tried to make her story public, that she ‘hated’ Prince Charles.
Princess Diana: Marriage to Charles: Channel 4 are due to release a documentary that studies the bombshell interview she had with the BBC’s Panorama program. When she spoke to broadcaster Martin Bashir openly about her troubles. Diana: The Truth Behind The Interview will be screened on Wednesday. And also tells of her discussion with Sir Max Hastings, who was then editor of The Daily Telegraph. When she confided in him that Charles was not up to the task of being King.
The BBC was actually her second choice to reveal her story. As she had, 3 months previously, tried to arrange a 2 hour program speaking one-on-one with Sir Max. According to the documentary she also said that her son, the Duke of Cambridge, should become the next King. And that she was the target of an assassination plot.
It was said at the time Sir Max refused to do the interview as he thought that she was troubled and vulnerable. And that she was best employed trying to work her marriage out rather than disclose the information to the public. Princess Diana had been divorced for a year at the time of her death in a car crash in Paris in 1997. As her troubled marriage had become public knowledge.
Her troubled life was laid bare in a book by Andrew Morton titled Diana: Her True Story in 1992. And 3 years later the interview with Panorama where she stated that there were 3 people in her marriage. A scathing reference to Camilla Parker Bowles, who later became Charles’ second wife.
In 1994, Charles had confessed to adultery in a TV interview with broadcaster Jonathan Dimbleby. But only after his marriage had “irretrievably broken down”.
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