Princess Diana Pulled Her Shocking Panorama Interview 25 Years Ago, She Thought She Would Lose Her Boys
British royal family news reveals that when Princess Diana gave her jaw-dropping, groundbreaking United Kingdom television interview to Martin Bashir, her attitude was one of total defiance.
According to royal expert Ingrid Seward, the late princess was driven to, “win back her reputation,” via the tell-all interview. Seward claims that Diana, “was terrified the Royal family would take her boys away.”
Seward told The Telegraph that prior to her 1995 interview Diana was, “highly vulnerable and fairly desperate.”
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Seward went on that Diana was, “defiant,” about her incendiary interview saying, “She did not regret the interview as a whole…She wanted the world to see who she really was: someone who could help others.” Alternately, in that interview, many saw a woman who needed help herself, and Diana reportedly regretted the possibility that she had given critics who saw her as unstable, more ammunition.
About a year and a half after the interview took place, Diana invited Seward for a chat at Kensington Palace.
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Seward was told that Diana, “regretted talking about James Hewitt,” because she feared it could hurt her sons; Diana admitted to an affair with the military man.
But Diana was said to be happy that she talked about her bulimia as she later received many messages and letters from people with eating disorders.
Seward made her comments as several documentaries about the interview have been made on its 25th anniversary. One is titled Diana: The Truth Behind the Interview and set to air on Channel 4.
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The Channel 4 program reveals how the princess talked frankly with Daily Telegraph editor Max Hastings before the Panorama interview. At the time she asked him if he had heard about a conspiracy to kill her.
He said, “Diana said a lot of stuff on several occasions which I thought [was] for the fairies. She asked me what I knew about a conspiracy to sort of have her put down. I said… it sounded absolutely crazy to me. But she, I think, did believe this sort of stuff and it was one of many, many things that made one feel so desperately sorry for her… this sense of vulnerability.”
But she also told him, she was, “terribly anxious for my side of this to come out.”
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