Royal BOMBSHELL: How Princess Diana ‘never fell for Charles and pursued the love of her life’
PRINCESS Diana was instantly bowled over by the “chemistry” with her “soulmate” – and it was not Prince Charles, a former royal insider claims.
Princess Diana and Prince Charles’ fairytale wedding in 1981 showed the world a 20-year-old Diana who seemed totally in love with her prince. However, the marriage would be plagued by arguments and infidelities before it finally came to an end in 1996. Former royal butler Paul Burrell, who joined Diana’s household in 1987 after leaving the service of the Queen, shares his behind-the-scenes insight into Diana’s love life in 2017 Amazon Prime documentary “The Diana Story”.
In the documentary, he claims the love of Diana’s life was actually heart surgeon Hasnat Khan.
Burrell calls them “soulmates”, and tells the story of how the princess and the surgeon met in 1995.
Diana and Prince Charles had separated in 1992 and their divorce would be finalised in 1996.
At the time, Khan was working at the Royal Brompton Hospital in Chelsea and Diana had been visiting children on the wards.
She came back from the hospital and reportedly said: “The most astonishing thing’s happened to me today.”
She had been in the lift at the hospital, when Khan, on rounds with his students, had stopped the closing doors to get in.
“This gorgeous man was staring at me,” she told Burrell.
“I knew then. I knew, I would have a relationship with him. Our chemistry was so strong.”
Their relationship began that summer, and for two years, no one knew about it.
Burrell reveals the lengths he was ordered to go to to keep the romance a secret.
“I would bring him into the Palace. I’d ask chef to cook dinner for two. I’d wait dinner for two,” he explains.
“And in the morning I’d take him back, in the boot of my car, to the hospital.
“So, the police never saw him. The chefs never saw him. The maids never saw him. No one saw him, just me.”
Princess Diana and Khan’s relationship ended just before she died in 1997, and the relationship became public knowledge when he was called to testify at the inquiry into her death in 2004.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK