Now the Princess of Wales’s former aide says Channel 4 is right to show her private tapes to mark the 20th anniversary of her death.
Patrick Jephson was equerry and private secretary to Diana between 1988 and 1996, and revealed that the Royal family claimed the late Princess was “mentally ill” as their "weapon of choice".
Speaking on the hype surrounding the broadcast, Jephson said: “I find it difficult to share some critics’ well-aired outrage over its use of videotape shot by Diana’s voice coach during their practice sessions.
“These are definitely not sneaky snapshots of a woman caught unawares, but instead show a professional public figure, methodically honing her speaking skills in front of the voice coach’s camera.Related articles
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These are definitely not sneaky snapshots of a woman caught unawares, but instead show a professional public figure
“Bewitchingly, they reveal a thoughtful and often funny Princess finding her voice as the teller of her own story. It was this rare ability to infuse her