Princess reveals Prince Charles was ‘like a bad rash

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Princess Diana Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Princess Diana Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES

Diana In Her Own Words tapes: Princess reveals Prince Charles was ‘like a bad rash’

PRINCESS DIANA’s controversial tapes will be broadcast for the first time on UK television this weekend on Channel 4’s Diana In Her Own Words.

Camilla's popularity suffered after it emerged Prince Charles cheated on Princess Diana with her. Credit PA
Camilla’s popularity suffered after it emerged Prince Charles cheated on Princess Diana with her. Credit PA

The Princess of Wales’s tapes reveal one of the first meetings she ever had with future husband Prince Charles in the documentary set to mark the 20th anniversary of her death.

Diana told how she had only met Charles a total of 13 times before they married, but on their second meeting he was “all over” her “like a rash”.

The late Princess explained to voice coach Peter Settelen: “Things really started to get serious when I must have been 18 and a half. I was asked to stay with some friends in Sussex and they said ‘Oh the Prince of Wales is staying the night because he’s playing polo’.

Princess Diana and Prince Charles Photo (C) GETTYI MAGES
Princess Diana and Prince Charles Photo (C) GETTYI MAGES

“I thought well I hadn’t seen him in ages, he’d broken up with his girlfriend.

“Mountbatten had just been killed. I said it would be nice to see him. I was so unimpressed.”

She added: “I sat there and this man walked in and I thought, ‘I am quite impressed this time round’. I was different and everything else. He chatted me up like a bad rash. He was all over me.”

Squirming and gesturing how she recoiled at the Prince’s advances, Diana squealed: “I thought, you know, oh! We were sitting at a barbecue that night and talking about Mountbatten and his girlfriends and I said, ‘You must be so lonely. It’s pathetic watching you walking up the aisles with poor Mountbatten’s coffin in front’.

PRINCE CHARLES ESCORTS ESTRANGED PRINCESS DIANA AWAY FROM MAIN PODIUM DURING HEADS OF STATE CEREMONY IN HYDE PARK. Prince Charles escorts his estranged wife Princess Diana away from the main podium during the Heads of State Ceremony marking the 50th Anniversary of VE Day and London's Hyde Park, May 7, 1995. Heads of State from the nearly 60 countries gathered in the sweltering sun for festivities to remember Nazi Germany's defeat in World War II. SCANNED FROM NEGATIVE REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
PRINCE CHARLES ESCORTS ESTRANGED PRINCESS DIANA AWAY FROM MAIN PODIUM DURING HEADS OF STATE CEREMONY IN HYDE PARK. Prince Charles escorts his estranged wife Princess Diana away from the main podium during the Heads of State Ceremony marking the 50th Anniversary of VE Day and London’s Hyde Park, May 7, 1995. Heads of State from the nearly 60 countries gathered in the sweltering sun for festivities to remember Nazi Germany’s defeat in World War II. SCANNED FROM NEGATIVE REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

“I said, ‘Ghastly, you need someone beside you’. Ahh, wrong word! Where upon he leapt upon me and started kissing me and everything. I thought eww, this is not what people do!

Prince Charles and Princess Diana Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Prince Charles and Princess Diana Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES

“He was all over me for the rest of the evening. Followed me around, everything, like a puppy. I was flattered but I was very puzzled.”

It comes as Channel 4 defended its decision to air the controversial tapes after facing a backlash from royalists and Diana’s brother Earl Charles Spencer.

A Channel 4 spokesperson told Express.co.uk: “The excerpts from the tapes recorded with Peter Settelen have never been shown before on British television and are an important historical source.”

Prince Charles and Princess Diana Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Prince Charles and Princess Diana Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES

Source: EXPRESS CO UK

Tags: Princess Diana, Mountbatten, Pathetic, Watching, Ghastly, Earl Charles Spencer, Peter Settelen, British Television, Historical Source, Coffin, Aisles, Recoiled, Squealed, Barbecue, Kissing me, Bad Rash

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