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‘I was desperate’: Secret tapes reveal Princess Diana’s tragic battle for Charles’ love

‘I was desperate’: Secret tapes reveal Princess Diana’s tragic battle for Charles’ love

Princess Diana, Royality
‘I was desperate’: Secret tapes reveal Princess Diana’s tragic battle for Charles’ love Secret tapes recorded by the late Princess Diana reveal her battles with bulimia and turbulent relationship with Prince Charles, who told her she was “a bit chubby”. The never-before-heard tapes feature in the revised 25th anniversary edition of Diana: Her True Story – In Her Own Words, according to an extract obtained by the Daily Mail. The book’s author, Andrew Morton, said in the midst of Prince Charles’ relationship with Camilla Parker Bowles, Diana recorded her thoughts in 1991 to contribute to the book on the condition that her involvement was kept a secret. Transcripts of those tapes have now been published and include an admission from Diana that she began suffering bulimia the wee
William and Harry feel they let mother Princess Diana down: ‘We couldn’t protect her’

William and Harry feel they let mother Princess Diana down: ‘We couldn’t protect her’

Princess Diana, Royality
William and Harry feel they let mother Princess Diana down: 'We couldn't protect her' The Princes are set to appear in a new BBC documentary to mark 20 years since Diana's death Prince William and Prince Harry will talk for the first time about the moment they heard that their mother Princess Diana had died in a new 90-minute BBC documentary to mark the 20th anniversary of Diana's death. The brothers were 15 and 12 when Diana was tragically killed in Paris, and they will both speak candidly about the aftermath of the event, with particular focus on the week following the car accident. In a clip of the show, the Duke of Cambridge, 34, says they wanted to take part in the documentary because they both felt they had let Diana down in life. "Part of the reason why Harry and I want t...
The BBC is again under attack, Bartlett paints the royals in an unflatteringly disputatious light – and even has Princess Diana’s ghost make an appearance

The BBC is again under attack, Bartlett paints the royals in an unflatteringly disputatious light – and even has Princess Diana’s ghost make an appearance

Prince Charles, Royality
The BBC is again under attack, this time for having the temerity to broadcast Mike Bartlett’s 2014 play, King Charles III. Bartlett imagined what might happen if Prince Charles ever succeeds his mother, depicting a conflict between a stubborn monarch and a government wanting to regulate the press. When Charles makes his opposition public he discovers that the people back the prime minister and is forced to abdicate. Along the way, Bartlett paints the royals in an unflatteringly disputatious light – and even has Princess Diana’s ghost make an appearance. Given revelations about Charles’ secret attempts to meddle in government business, the play only exaggerates for dramatic effect what we know about him and the political influence the British constitution still grants leading royals. Des
BBC drama that depicts Princess Diana’s ghost will be ‘agonising’ for Prince William and Harry

BBC drama that depicts Princess Diana’s ghost will be ‘agonising’ for Prince William and Harry

Prince Charles, Royality
A new BBC drama that features the death of the Queen and a ghostly apparition of Princess Diana will be ‘agonising’ for Prince William and Harry to watch, one of the show’s stars has claimed. Speaking shortly before his death last month, Tim Pigott-Smith claimed that King Charles III would prove to be a difficult watch for the royal siblings – and singled out a scene in which their dead mother Diana, Princess of Wales appears. The celebrated actor, who died at the age of 70, plays Princes Charles in the 90-minute adaptation of Mike Bartlett’s 2014 play that imagines the first days of his ascension to the throne after the death of the Queen. The plot follows a constitutional crisis that arises after the king refuses to sign a controversial press freedom bill – putting him at odds w
John later blamed his comments on hayfever as the BBC apologised, saying: “We accept this was insensitive and for that we apologise.”

John later blamed his comments on hayfever as the BBC apologised, saying: “We accept this was insensitive and for that we apologise.”

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John Inverdale blasted for 's*xist' comments about Kate Middleton during rugby match BBC presenter John Inverdale was criticised by angry viewers during yesterday's Wales v France match after he implied that Kate Middleton did not understand the rules of rugby. As the camera panned to the Duchess of Cambridge as she watched the exciting game with husband Prince William, John made the "shameful" comments. The 59-year-old was heard telling his co-host: "I don't know exactly how au fait with the rules Kate is, but I assume she must have been struggling a bit in the last 20 minutes." John added: "And she wasn't alone." Angry viewers took to Twitter to criticise the commentator, branding his remarks sexist and suggesting he retire. One posted: "So once again John Inverdale puts himself ...
They reveal personal family insights such as how Harry was “constantly in trouble” and how much the boys enjoy boarding school, reports ITV News

They reveal personal family insights such as how Harry was “constantly in trouble” and how much the boys enjoy boarding school, reports ITV News

Princess Diana, Royality
Princess Diana's letters about 'naughty' Harry up for sale Handwritten notes to Buckingham Palace steward expected to raise £15,000 at auction   A collection of letters written by Princess Diana about her children Princes William and Harry are to be sold at auction today for an estimated £15,000. The six handwritten notes were sent to Cyril Dickman, a steward at Buckingham Palace for more than 50 years, in the 1980s and 90s and are described as "the private letters between a trusted butler and the royal family". They reveal personal family insights such as how Harry was "constantly in trouble" and how much the boys enjoy boarding school, reports ITV News. "One particularly touching letter", says the broadcaster, reads: "Dear Cyril, it was so very kind of you to have sent u
Buckingham Palace releases video of Queen’s 2016 highlights

Buckingham Palace releases video of Queen’s 2016 highlights

Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, Royality
It's been another spectacular year for her Majesty The Queen, from celebrating her 90th birthday through to her Royal Tours around the Commonwealth. On Friday, Buckingham Palace released a special montage to mark the royal patron's incredible highlights from 2016. To commemorate Queen Elizabeth's 90th milestone in April, new historical royal stamps and portraits were released, which saw the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Cambridge and Prince George join the Queen for beautiful family photo. Buckingham Palace later unveiled three striking portraits of Her Majesty, taken by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz. The monarch also attended the annual Trooping the Colour ceremony in style – an event she has taken part in every year of her reign, except in 1955. She was supported by the royal family
Prince William jokes with Michael Phelps about fatherhood

Prince William jokes with Michael Phelps about fatherhood

Prince William, Royality
do British and Olympic royalty, Prince William and Michael Phelps have in common? Fatherhood! The British royal and retired swimmer crossed paths on December 18 at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year, where the pair bonded over being parents to little ones. The famous dads and Michael's wife, Nicole Johnson, chatted backstage at the sporting event, where the American couple told Prince George's father that the trip across the pond marked their first without their seven-month-old son, Boomer. "Oh, I can see why the retirement is looming," the Duke of Cambridge joked after asking how old their baby is. "Never get you out of the house again!" The Duchess of Cambridge's husband presented the Olympic champion with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the event held in Birmingham, England. ...