Princess Diana married Prince Charles in their spectacular 1981 royal wedding. Unbeknown to the world, the parents of Prince William and Prince Harry faced a rocky married relationship from the start, however the cracks did not begin to show to the outside world until the early Nineties. When Diana secretly collaborated on Andrew Morton’s sensational book “Diana: Her True Story” in 1992, she blew the lid off the myth of her happy relationship with the Prince of Wales.
However, royal biographer Penny Junor, in her 2005 book “The Firm”, claims that another book of her own was actually one of the prompts for an “incensed” Diana to tell her story to the world.
Ms Junor writes: “Andrew Morton wrote a riveting book the like of which has never been seen before or since.
“He once told me that he was able to write 'Diana: Her True Story' in 1992 because of one I had written the previous year which had incensed Diana.
Diana, Princess of Wales (Image: Getty)
Andrew Morton's "Diana: Her True Story" was a bestseller (Image: Getty)
“That book was 'Charles and Diana: Portrait of a Marriage' and in it I had said that the marriage was not a happy one for a multitude of reasons – something I had first mentioned in a biography of Charles four years earlier.
“They were leading largely separate lives with separate friends, which was sad, but that it was a successful working partnership nonetheless.
“They both worked hard, both made a real difference in their charitable activities, were a terrific double act for the house of Windsor and were both excellent parents."
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Princess Diana pictured in 1992 (Image: Getty)
Ms Junor continues: “Jonathan Dimbleby mentioned my book as a footnote in his own book three years later
“He called it ‘a sensitive account of a working partnership which judged the the marriage was, in those terms, 'actually very healthy' – a conclusion which, pre-Morton, did not