His book Diana: A True Story caused a sensation when it was first published in 1992, and now, Andrew Morton has revealed that the late princess poured her heart out about her crumbling marriage to Charles in a series of never-before heard audio tapes.
In transcripts of interviews conducted Morton, Diana revealed she was extremely unhappy in her marriage and had attempted to commit suicide a number of times.
She also sensationally revealed that although her battle with bulimia has been widely documented, she developed the eating disorder a week after she became engaged - when Charles put his hand around her waist and commented on her weight.
'My husband put his hand on my waistline and said: ‘Oh, a bit chubby here, aren’t we?’ and that triggered off something in me.'
Further more, transcripts of the tapes published in the Daily Mail reveal that Diana was suspicious of Camilla from the moment she met her.
'I met her very early on. I was introduced to the circle — but I was a threat. I was a very young girl, but I was a threat,’ Diana said of her first meeting with Camilla.
When I arrived at Clarence House, there was a letter on my bed from Camilla, dated two days previously, saying: ‘Such exciting news about the engagement. Do let’s have lunch soon when the Prince of Wales goes to Australia and New Zealand. He’s going to be away for three weeks. I’d love to see the ring. Lots of love, Camilla.’
And that was: ‘Wow!’ So I organised lunch. Bearing in mind that I was so immature, I didn’t know about jealousy or depressions or anything like that.
So we had lunch. Very tricky indeed. She said: "You are not going to hunt, are you?"
I said: "On what?"'
She said: "Horse. You are not going to hunt when you go and live at Highgrove, are you?’"I said: "No."
She said: "I just wanted to know."
And I thought as far as she was concerned, that was her communication route. Still too immature to understand all the messages coming my way.
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