Princess Diana discusses her rebellious youth in new unseen footage

Calvin Saunders
August 2, 2017

Channel Four's is to set to broadcast extracts from Princess Diana's private conversations in which she discusses her sex life with Prince Charles, his affair with Camilla Parker Bowles and her own secret romance.

Channel 4 claimed the video tapes, made in the early '90s, are an "important historical source".

These tapes were recorded by Diana's public speaking teacher Peter Settelen where Diana goes on to describe heart-wrenching ways she tried to cope with her situation.

He is thought to have contacted Channel 4 on behalf of the Spencer family warning that broadcasting the tapes would cause distress to her sons, Princes William and Harry, according to reports.

The documentary, Diana: In Her Own Words, will be aired in the run-up to the 20th anniversary of Diana's August 31, 1997 death. "She'd ring up and say, 'I'll be along this evening, no cameras, it's a private visit.' She'd just come in jeans, jacket, baseball cap or from a dinner or a gala in all her finery and have a cup of tea to see the patients".

"I said, 'It's pathetic watching you walking up the aisle with Lord Mountbatten's coffin in front, ghastly".

He told ITV Yorkshire that the documentary nearly amounts to "raiding her diary". Another one of Di's closest friends and confidantes, Rosa Monckton, disclosed that the confessional videos are actually part of Diana's course of speech and are also a form of therapy.

Prince Charles in 1981 with his then fiance, Lady Diana Spencer, arriving at the Goldsmith's Hall in London for their first royal engagement together.

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She said that the pair had sex "once every three weeks" but that it fizzled a few years after Prince Harry was born in 1984.

The recordings also show Diana talking about falling "deeply in love" with a man widely believed to be her protection officer, Barry Mannakee, as well as Charles's attempts to woo her during a barbeque in 1979 when she was 18.

"Everybody knew about the bulimia in the family and they all blamed the failure of the marriage on the bulimia, and that's taken some time to get them to think differently".

The explosive recordings have already aired in the United States more than a decade ago but were never screened in the UK after BBC shelved plans to broadcast the tapes in 2007. "But she realized she was living this lie... seemingly the wife of Prince Charles".

But critics on the other hand labelled the show "completely inappropriate" - with some even arguing the footage did not belong in the public domain.

Kensington Palace said neither of Diana's sons, William or Harry, would be making any public comment.

Friends of the Princess - who died in a 1997 vehicle crash in Paris - are urging the broadcaster not to air the tapes, calling it a "betrayal" of her privacy.

Other reports by MaliBehiribAe

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