On 01-Aug-2017 In Politics
Princess Diana, it has been almost two decades since the Royal lady died in a tragic car accident in August 1997, but it seems her secret public life is still of much interest for her admirer around the world; else why people would discuss the lost soul after 20 years.What's new to notice is that a British broadcaster is supporting its decision to broadcast the private recordings of Diana in which she's discussing her personal life in a candid video. It has divided the critics into two parts, and there are some who are defending this decision, while some critics are calling it a deception with the Royal Family member's privacy.Channel 4 has made claims that the video tapes which are recorded during the 90s are a significant historical source, and can make some unexpected, shocking revelations.Have a look!
'These [candid] recordings will provide a unique insight into the life of Diana, who was trying to become a public voice, as she shares her personal story."
An introvert and shy Princess Diana was introduced to Peter Settelen for practising public speaking. The tapes Channel 4 is talking about features him as well, where he is documenting the entire story of Princess Diana. The tapes include discussion on Diana's weak wedding to Prince Charles and his connection with the second wife, Camilla Parker Bowles.
Diana's ballet trainer, Anne Allan says, "You have to understand how hard that was to hear, we’re talking 1982-3 when she realised that Charles was seeing Camilla and I just remember being quite horrified. I think it made her very sad, devastated, she felt she wasn’t enough."
The documentary, 'Diana: In Her Own Words' chronicles the heart-rending stories from Diana. Her close friend, Dr James Colthurst shares that there's one particular point in the documentary where he mentions how Prince Charles' closeness with Camilla contributed to Diana's eating disorders.
Dr James Colthurst shares, "You could see her fading physically, it was evident to all those who knew her that the bulimia was a reaction to the circumstances she found herself in."
At one point in time of the story, Princess Diana was distraught to a level with this affair that she indeed went to her mother-in-law, Queen Elizabeth II and asked for her advice.
"So I went to the top lady, sobbing. And I said ‘What do I do? I’m coming to you, what do I do?’ And Queen said ‘I don’t know what you should do,'" shares Diana in candid footages. "And that was it. And that was the help."
In her first attempt, she asked Bowles to back off; but the lady didn't listen and continued to have an affair with Prince Charles.
"I know that she did ask Camilla to leave her husband alone," reveals Allan.She adds further that "I thought that was quite brave of her actually because I know how much that must have taken for her, what can you do about it? All you can do is try to make the marriage work and hope in time that things can change, but that’s not really what happened."
Both of them were on the verge of divorce in the year 1992, but their divorce wasn't finalised up until 1996.
The author of the 1992 book, 'Diana: Her story, in her own words' raised a lot of questions on whether Prince Charles ever loved Princess Diana? Even after the fact that both of them had two children together, Prince Harry and Prince William.
Andrew says, "Diana told me that when he [Prince Charles] asked her to marry him, Diana replied, 'Oh yes, yes I will. I love you so much,'"And then Prince Charles started giving those great interviews. So we need to ask ourselves, were those feelings genuine?Diana shares that she later felt like a piece of lamb which is being used to produce an heir and spare.
Diana collapsed, she was struggling to fit into the Royal Family, trying her hard to hold on to marriage, and then eating disorder and pressure of high profile status were killing her from inside, but somehow she coped up with everything.