The late Princess Diana gave her former voice and presence coach Stewart Pearce permission to publish a book about their work together, but she had one prerequisite.
Stewart Pearce is releasing a book about the work he did with Princess Diana titled "Diana The Voice of Change," but the voice and presence coach had to wait a few decades before he went public with his story.
Pearce shared with US Weekly that the late Princess of Wales permitted him to publish the story, but he had to keep Prince Harry and Prince William in mind.
Princess Diana at "A Concert of Hope" as Patron of Ty Hafan: The Children's Hospice in Wales at the Cardiff International Arena in Wales, on 3 June, 1995. | Getty Images
ALWAYS ABOUT HER SONS
Pearce revealed that Princess Diana had a conversation with him about sharing the work that they were doing, but the mother always kept her two sons as her priority. Pearce related what Princess Diana told him, saying:
"Wouldn’t it be amazing if all of the work that we’ve done together became a book, but if you do, please don’t publish it until after the boys are married.”
Now that Prince Harry has established his own family with Meghan Markle and Prince William settled down with Kate Middleton, Pearce has the go-ahead to give the public insight into the world and work of Princess Diana.
The author also said that he believed the Princess of Wales only wanted the best for her two children; hence she asked that her story be withheld until they led their own independent lives.
Pearce mentioned that the late royal had a keen intuition. She wanted to wait until Prince Harry, and Prince William were emotionally mature enough to gain what they needed from the narrative.
The former voice coach isn't the only one providing insight into life behind closed palace doors. Prince Harry sat down with Dax Shepherd for a podcast interview where he opened up about wanting to escape the royal life from an early age.
The Duke of Sussex revealed that once he became a fully-fledged working member of the royal family, he realized that it wasn't the life he wanted. He told Shepherd:
“In my early 20s, it was a case of, ‘I don’t want this job, I don’t want to be here, I don’t want to be doing this, look what it did to my mum’.”
Princess Diana is at the forefront of her family members' minds as they prepare for the unveiling of her statue. Despite sharing the grief over their mother's death as common ground, the royal brothers are struggling to put their differences aside.
Insiders reported that Prince Harry and Prince William aren't concerned with putting up a united front at the unveiling ceremony. They insisted on giving separate speeches in honor of their late mother.
The princes have been involved in a royal conflict for the last 18 months, with Prince Harry and Markle's exit out of the royal family sparking the conflict.
Regardless of Prince William's displeased attitude toward his brother and sister-in-law, Princess Diana's former private secretary shared that she would have wanted to aid Markle in navigating the difficult life of being part of the monarchy.