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Tricked Princess: The Real Story Behind Lady Diana’s Infamous Interview

Date March 28, 2019 08:30

Princess Diana’s scandalous interview of 1995 shook the public and even posed a certain threat to the monarchy. Prior to this, most intrigues and secrets remained behind the closed doors of the palace, but Lady Di said too much that there was no way to take it back. She went candid about mutual infidelity in the marriage to the heir of the British throne, doubted that he would make a good king, and questioned the institution of the monarchy as such. But only later did a possible reason for this frankness become known.

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During her relationship with Charles, Diana had her share of hardships. You can read about the worst day for Lady Di in her marriage here. But even so, it was hard to imagine that one of the most respected women of her time would be so vengeful as to harm the reputation of her spouse’s family.

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The documentary project Diana: The Woman Inside somewhat lifted the veil of secrecy. Simone Simmons, one of the friends of the late Princess, claimed that it was Diana’s close friends – Sarah Ferguson, who was married to Charles’ younger brother, Prince Andrew, and lesser-known Ruby Wax – who advised her to come forward with the ugly truth.

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According to the same source, Diana asked Ms. Simmons to watch the show. Apparently, at first, the late Princess was sure she did the right thing. Ms. Simone added that initially, Lady Di was going to discuss her charity work instead of the details of her marriage and the monarchy in general.

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It is not known for certain how much influence Sarah Ferguson had by the way the notorious interview went down. However, the Duchess of York shared her own thoughts on the matter. A few years later, her words were quoted by many publishers, including The Guardian. Ms. Ferguson claimed that Martin Bashir, the interviewer, had taken advantage of Diana’s vulnerable and trusting nature. Allegedly, he showed sympathy and understanding of Diana’s struggle during the last years of her marriage.

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It was rumored that Princes William and Harry also disapproved of their mother's frankness about personal affairs.

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Anyway, what has been said cannot be unsaid, especially when there is video footage. But, as it seems to us, Diana wouldn’t have calculatingly damaged her sons’ reputations. What do you think about this? Could it be that the journalist took advantage of the emotional state of the Princess?

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