According to a report, Princess Diana revealed to former newspaper editor Sir Max Hastings that her marriage to Charles, Prince of Wales, was an unhappy one from the beginning.
Sir Max Hastings, whose work has appeared in every British national newspaper, added: "And when I said 'were there ever happy times?' she said 'no, the marriage was hell from day one.'"
Diana, Princess of Wales, at home in Kensington Palace, in an undated photo. | Photo: Getty Images
SQUABBLE OVER THE THRONE
Hastings likewise revealed that Diana was especially concerned about the succession to the throne of her eldest son with Prince Charles, Prince William.
The former editor of the Daily Telegraph explained that the People's Princess, who died in a car crash in Paris in August 1997, said she did not think Charles was fit to be king.
The result Princess Diana wanted to see, according to Hastings, was for Charles to stand aside as heir to the throne and for their son to occupy the throne.
The Princess Of Wales at the Serpentine Gallery in London on June 29, 1994 | Photo: Getty Images
As for the reason he did not publish Diana's words, Hastings explained that he wanted to "keep a lid on the worst of this." He also thought that much of what the princess said on several occasions was "for the fairies."
As reported by PEOPLE, the story comes as the hit historical drama television series "The Crown," prepares to air its Season 4 on Netflix. The series is about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.
According to the princess, bulimia was a symptom of what was happening in her marriage.
Prince Charles and Princess Diana with Prince William And Prince Harry On The Royal Yacht Britannia In Italy, undated picture. | Photo: Getty Images
THE CONTROVERSIAL INTERVIEW
Meanwhile, in 1995, Diana shared her side of the story during an interview with BBC1 Panorama. The princess revealed the breakdown of her union to Charles to host Martin Bashir.
The acclaimed host asked Diana at the time if Camilla Parker-Bowles was a factor in the breakdown of their marriage. To which Princess Diana replied:
"Well, there were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded."
Prince Charles and Princess Diana at home in Kensington Palace with their sons Prince William and Prince Harry. | Photo: Getty Images
PRINCESS DIANA'S SECRET DISEASE
During the interview, Diana also revealed that she suffered from an eating disorder called bulimia, which she called a "secret disease" that she dealt with for quite a long time.
According to the princess, bulimia was a symptom of what was happening in her marriage. She cried out for help, Diana added, but people only used her bulimia as a "coat on a hanger."
Meanwhile, William apparently followed in the footsteps of his late mother. Recently, he established the foundation stone of a cancer research center at The Royal Marsden hospital in Sutton, Surrey, as reported by Daily Mail.
William chatted with the staff about the changes they had performed to keep treatment going amid the crisis. Among others, they had to make a Covid-free cancer hub that guaranteed patients had the option to proceed with their critical medical procedure.