Lady Di: this clause she dreaded in her divorce

Chosen for her youth and her blue blood, Lady Diana always knew she was not Prince Charles’ first choice. If the latter had dated his older sister before marrying her, he was very much in love with Camilla Parker Bowles. Despite everything, the duo said ‘yes’ on July 29, 1981 in front of 35,000 guests and 750 million viewers around the world. If Lady Diana was ready to call off the marriage after realizing that Prince Charles was having an affair with Camilla Parker Bowles, it was only on December 9, 1992 that the duo announced their separation. Three years later, the mother of princes William and Harry had chosen to confide in a show scheduled for release on November 30, 1995. Indeed, the pretty blonde wanted to deliver the details of her marriage.

If the young woman had wanted to confide in full transparency, it is quite simply because she feared a confidentiality clause in her divorce. When asked on the Lorraine show, royal expert Jennie Bond said Lady Diana had most of the information she revealed in the interview five months earlier: “We had a long meeting, just the two of us in her living room at Kensington Palace. So I knew very well what would be on the show, but she had asked me to keep it a secret. I have notebooks from that meeting … We are in June 1995 and when I wrote, ‘She says there have always been, from day one, three people in the marriage.’ She talks about Camilla. She says that she now understands that the relationship between Charles and Camilla was and remains true love and that it will always be stronger than any marriage Charles could have had. “

“I wanted to share my side of the story”

Recalling their meeting, Jennie Bond continued: “So she was very open during this interview with me, but she asked me, which is annoying, I have to say, to keep it private. The very fact that ‘she had told me so much information before … I think she was kinda ready to release this story. ” A year later, the royal expert asked Lady Diana why she wanted to indulge so much. “She said: ‘I felt the divorce was imminent, it was going to be inevitable, and I thought there would be a confidentiality clause in the divorce. I wanted to share my side of the story. Martin Bashir was there. at the right time and in the right place. ‘”

Lady Diana and Prince Charles © AGENCE

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