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.
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’.
“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’.
“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!
“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.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK
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