Princess Diana reportedly had her fair share of fleeting affairs but there was only one man she fell head over heels for, Dr Hasnat Khan, a Pakistani heart surgeon who she met in 1996. Dr Khan was an eminent heart surgeon who worked at the Royal Brompton Hospital in Chelsea. Diana’s former butler Paul Burrell claims she would use a code-name “Dr Allegra” for herself and “DDG”, which stood for “Drop Dead Gorgeous” when liaising with him within his place of work.
Mr Burrell claimed a time when he rushed to the Princess’s aid as she was “sobbing uncontrollably” at the Palace.
Writing in his memoir, “The Way We Were: Remembering Diana”, Mr Burrell revealed how, 18 days after her divorce with Prince Charles was finalised, Diana was “vulnerable and upset” over her romance with Dr Khan.
The former royal butler describes how on the night of September 15, 1996, Mr Burrell received a “frantic, tearful call” from Kensington Palace and rushed to Diana’s Palace apartment.
Mr Burrell claims Diana said: “I can’t find him. I can’t find him! I don’t know where he is.
Diana was "frantic and upset" when the lover she dubbed "The One" went missing (Image: Getty)
Mr Burrell claimed he "rushed to the Princess’s aid as she was sobbing uncontrollably” (Image: Getty)
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