Even 20 years after her untimely death, we are still learning shocking, if not grim, facts about the personal life of the Princess of Hearts, Princess Diana.
She recorded her memoirs: Much of what we know about Princess Diana’s personal life comes from the audio tapes she recorded. Once she realized that her marriage to Prince Charles was falling apart, she documented her side of the story on a tape recorder and gave the tapes to her close friend, Dr James Colthurst.
In turn, he handed them to journalist Andrew Morton so his words could get to the public. From these tapes, Morton released the biography Diana: Her True Story in Her Own Words in 1992. No one knew that Diana had taken on the production of the book until after her death. Despite the incredible things monarchs go through, there are certain habits that are unknown to them. Here are 6 small daily actions that Queen Elizabeth II never took.
Her sister dated Prince Charles: There are definitely better ways to improve your relationship between adult sisters, but we’re not sure sharing a boyfriend is one of them. Before Diana and Charles were a serious couple, he dated his sister Sarah. She introduced them to each other when Diana was only 16 and took credit for their crush, calling herself their Cupid.
His grandmother worked for the Queen: A public figure as important as Queen Elizabeth and there is still a lot that the public does not know about her. One of those more intriguing parts is that the Queen Mother was very close to Princess Diana’s grandmother, Ruth Fermoy.
She was one of Her Majesty’s ladies-in-waiting and later held the title of “Dame de chambre” (Woman of Bedchamber), which meant that she was the Queen’s right-hand man and l ‘helped in his important social commitments.
She and her husband were related: The royal family tree can be quite complicated, but don’t worry, there is nothing incestuous about this marriage. Princess Di and Prince Charles were distant relatives. Specifically, they were 16th cousins, to King Henry VII.
She had an unsatisfying sex life: In her recordings, Princess Diana has discussed her married life in great detail, even calling her wedding day “the worst day of her life”. In particular, she spoke at length about her lack of sex life, saying that she and her husband were having sex, but it was “very strange”.
By the time she made the recordings, their sex life had been in freefall for seven years. She went on to say, “There was no requirement for (the gender) of her case. Either once every three weeks … and I still thought it was following a pattern. He used to see his lady (Camilla) once every three weeks before our wedding. ”
During the vows, she called her husband “Philip Charles” instead of “Charles Philip”, mixing his first and second names.
Her personal chef, Darren McGrady, said she would simply walk into the kitchen and eat at the counter while he tidied up, which was unheard of for a member of royalty. She would have even made coffee for the two of them already.
She tried to kill herself: One of the most disturbing revelations from Princess Diana’s audio tapes is that she battled depression and even attempted to take her own life.
She said in her tapes, “I was so depressed and was trying to cut my wrists with razor blades.” She also spoke of having suffered from bulimia and that this eating disorder started after Prince Charles got hold of her waist and said, “A little fat in here, isn’t it?”
She was harassed by the paparazzi: With three new documentaries on Princess Diana, Prince William and Prince Harry open up their memories of their mother. Some are fulfilled, like the way she involved them in her charities. But their memories of Diana dealing with the paparazzi are disturbing.
As Prince William says in the ITV and HBO documentary, Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy, “If you’re the Princess of Wales and you’re a mother, I don’t believe in being chased by 30 guys on motorcycles blocking your path, spitting on you to get a reaction from you and make a woman cry in public to get a picture, is appropriate. Harry and I had to get through this. “