Andrew Morton, author and royal expert, says a friend believed Diana carried out royal duties due to a “deep sense of obligation”. He believes this
Andrew Morton, author and royal expert, says a friend believed Diana carried out royal duties due to a “deep sense of obligation”. He believes this “impelled her to keep up appearance for the sake of the public” during her time as a member of the family. Writing in his book ‘Diana: Her True Story’, Mr Morton also believes Diana receive “no advice from within the royal system”.
He writes: “A close friend says: ‘The public side of her was very different from the private side.
“‘They wanted a fairy princess to come and touch them and turn everything into gold.
“‘All their worries would be forgotten.
“Little did they realise that the individual was crucifying herself inside.”
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During her time as a member of the Royal Family, Diana became one of the most recognisable and popular faces in the world.
On the specific day Diana separated from Charles, one royal expert has spoken of the touching question Diana uttered to Charles.
Writing in her book, ‘The Queen and Di: The Untold Story’, Ingrid Seward spoke of the moment the pair met for the first time following their separation.
The two met in Kensington Palace in the first-floor drawing room Diana called the salon of her apartment.
Walking into the room, Diana allegedly asked Charles, “Why did this have to happen?”.
Also writing in the same book, Ms Seward revealed the strain of public life on the royal.
Princess Diana died in 1997.
Charles went on to marry Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall.