Princess Diana and Prince Charles’ marriage has always been a source of great curiosity for everyone. An updated edition of Andrew Morton’s explosive biography (Diana: Her True Story) revealstheir relationship was darker and more fractured than anyone could have imagined.
According to Daily Mail, Prince Charles rekindled his relationship with Camilla Parker Bowles in 1991. Princess Diana, was devastated by this and recorded her side of story and left it for author Andrew Morton. In 1992, Andrew wrote a book titled ‘Diana: Her True Story – In Her Own Words’ revealing the shocking details of palace intrigue, vicious royal infightings, her battles with depression, life with Charles and his lover Camilla. Now it is being republished with transcripts of the tapes, which have remained secret for 20 years, The Sun reported.
One of the transcripts reads: “We got married on Wednesday. On Monday (July 27, 1981), we had gone to St Paul’s for our last rehearsal, and that’s when the camera lights were on full and I got a sense of what the day was going to be. And I sobbed my eyes out. I absolutely collapsed and it was because of all sorts of things. The Camilla thing rearing its head the whole way through our engagement. I was desperately trying to be mature about the situation, but I didn’t have the foundations to do it, and I couldn’t talk to anyone about it.”
She also revealed how while walking down the aisle she spotted Camila Parker Bowlesand got filled with anxieties during the royal marriage ceremony."As I walked up the aisle, I was looking for Camilla. I knew she was in there.I had a very bad fit of bulimia the night before. I ate everything I could possibly find which amused my sister (Jane) because she was staying at Clarence House with me.On the day, there was great anticipation. Happiness because the crowds buoyed you up - but I don’t think I was happy."
Diana said she was in love with Charles and "couldn't take my eyes off him"."I just absolutely thought I was the luckiest girl in the world. He was going to look after me. Well, was I wrong on that assumption!So walking back down the aisle, I spotted Camilla - pale grey, veiled pillbox hat, saw it all, her son Tom standing on a chair. To this day, you know - vivid memory," she was quoting as saying.
In the tapesshe also tells how life became a misery in Balmoral during their honeymoon.“At night, I dreamt of Camilla the whole time. I was obsessed by Camilla totally. I didn’t trust (Charles) – thought every five minutes he was ringing her up, asking how to handle his marriage.”
"I got terribly, terribly thin. People started commenting: 'Your bones are showing.' By October I was in a very bad way," she said."I was so depressed, and I was trying to cut my wrists with razor blades. It rained and rained and rained. I came down early (to London) to seek treatment, not because I hated Balmoral, but because I was in such a bad way.
Diana remained in the spotlight under media scrutiny during and after her marriage, which ended in divorce on August 28, 1996. She was killed in a car crash in Paris in August 1997 at the age of 36 along with Dodi Fayed.
According to the transcripts of Princess Diana's secret tapes, the fairy-tale wedding of Princess Diana and Prince Charles started getting bitter soon after their marriage. She was extremely unhappy within a few weeks of her wedding, and tried to cut her wrists in a suicide attempt.