The Princess of Wales, revealed how she confronted her love rival at Camila’s sister’s 40th party on the “bravest night of her 10 year marriage.”

REVEALED: Princess Diana describes furious row with Camilla blasting ‘I WANT MY HUSBAND’

Princess Diana told how she took on her love rival Camilla Barker Bowles and demanded to her face “I want my husband back.”

The Princess of Wales, revealed how she confronted her love rival at Camila’s sister’s 40th party on the “bravest night of her 10 year marriage.”

Princess Diana told how she took on her love rival Camilla Barker Bowles at a party Photo (C) GETTY
Princess Diana told how she took on her love rival Camilla Barker Bowles at a party Photo (C) GETTY

Diana revealed all in tapes that she secretly recorded in the late 1980s for author Andrew Morton and his book – Diana: Her True Story — In Her Own Words.

She said: “The worst day of my life was realising that Charles had gone back to Camilla.

“One of the bravest moments of my ten years of marriage was when we went to this ghastly party (thrown by Lady Annabel Goldsmith in February 1989) for Camilla’s sister’s 40th birthday.

“Nobody expected me to turn up, but a voice inside me said: ‘Go for the hell of it.’ So I psyched myself up something awful.

“I decided I’m not going to kiss Camilla hello any more. I was going to shake hands with her instead. This was my big step. And I was feeling frightfully brave and bold, and basically: ‘Diana’s going to come away having done her bit.’

Diana recalls the events of 1989, when she and Prince Charles were living separate lives after he went back to his lover Camilla Parker Bowles, who he was allegedly dating since the 1970s.

She describes how there were around 40 of them at the dinner party and they all sat down.

She says they were mostly much older than her but she still tried to be engaging and brighten up the room.

Princess Diana first met Camilla when she was very young but she grew in confidence Photo (C) GETTY
Princess Diana first met Camilla when she was very young but she grew in confidence Photo (C) GETTY

Suddenly, she looked around and noticed that Charles and Camilla were both missing from the event and this “disturbed” her.

The others in the room warned her not to go downstairs and find the pair. But she insisted on going.

She said: “I had been upstairs about an hour and a half so I was entitled to go down and find him. I go downstairs, and there is a very happy little threesome going on — Camilla, Charles and another man chatting away.

“So I thought: ‘Right, this is your moment,’ and joined in the conversation as if we were all best friends. And the other man said: ‘I think we ought to go upstairs now.’

“So we stood up, and I said: ‘Camilla, I’d love to have a word with you, if it’s possible,’ and she looked really uncomfortable and put her head down.

“And I said to the men: ‘OK, boys, I’m just going to have a quick word with Camilla — I’ll be up in a minute,’ and they shot upstairs like chickens with no heads, and I could feel upstairs all hell breaking loose. ‘What’s she going to do?’

“I said to Camilla: ‘Would you like to sit down?’ So we sat down, and I was utterly terrified of her, and I said: ‘Camilla, I would just like you to know that I know exactly what is going on.’

“She said: ‘I don’t know what you’re talking about!’

“And I said: ‘I know what’s going on between you and Charles, and I just want you to know that.’

“Anyway, going back to Camilla. She said to me: ‘You’ve got everything you ever wanted. You’ve got all the men in the world falling in love with you, and you’ve got two beautiful children. What more could you want?’

So I said: ‘I want my husband.’

“Someone came down to relieve us, obviously. ‘For God’s sake, go down there, they’re having a fight.’ It wasn’t a fight — calm, deathly calm.

“I said to Camilla: ‘I’m sorry I’m in the way. It must be hell for both of you, but I do know what is going on. Don’t treat me like an idiot.’ So I went upstairs and people began to disperse.

“She said: ‘I don’t know what you’re talking about!’

“And I said: ‘I know what’s going on between you and Charles, and I just want you to know that.’

“Anyway, going back to Camilla. She said to me: ‘You’ve got everything you ever wanted. You’ve got all the men in the world falling in love with you, and you’ve got two beautiful children. What more could you want?’

So I said: ‘I want my husband.’

“Someone came down to relieve us, obviously. ‘For God’s sake, go down there, they’re having a fight.’ It wasn’t a fight — calm, deathly calm.

“I said to Camilla: ‘I’m sorry I’m in the way. It must be hell for both of you, but I do know what is going on. Don’t treat me like an idiot.’ So I went upstairs and people began to disperse.

Diana expressed her wishes for the future saying, “If I was able to write my own script, I’d say that I would hope that my husband would go off, go away with his lady and sort that out and leave me and the children to carry the Wales name through to the time William ascends the throne. And I’d be behind them all the way.”

But she did not live to see that day.

Her life was cut short after she sadly died in a Paris car crash in 1997.

Andrew Morton’s book Diana: Her True Story — In Her Own Words is re-published today by Michael O’Mara Books. It costs £20.

Source: EXPRESS CO UK

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