Princess Diana admitted her divorce from Prince Charles was 'hell' but she had found happiness in 'last interview' before her death

Diana The Princess Of Wales Attends A Gala Reception & Preview Of Her 'Dresses Auction' At Christies In London
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Princess Diana reportedly described her divorce from Prince Charles as “hell”, but was “more at ease with herself” as she opened up to a royal expert in ‘last interview’ before her death. 

Princess Diana is said to have admitted her divorce from Prince Charles was “hell” as she reportedly shared her concerns for her safety during this difficult time. The Princess of Wales tragically passed away in 1997, leaving behind her two sons Prince William and Prince Harry. Both have since spoken out about the pain of losing their mother, with Harry recently opening up on his “out of body” experience at her funeral, which was held just days before he turned 13.

Next month will see Harry and William remembering their mother on what would have been her 60th birthday on July 1st.

Princess Diana with her sons Prince William (left) and Prince Harry on a skiing holiday in Lech, Austria, 30th March 1993

They will attend the unveiling of a memorial statue of Diana and William and Harry reportedly approved the touching tribute together.

Princess Diana’s passing came a year after her divorce from Prince Charles is understood to have been finalised. Now royal expert and journalist Ingrid Seward has claimed Diana once admitted this difficult time was “hell”. 

In a moving piece for The Sun, Ingrid has shared details about her final chat with the late Princess, suggesting she was “probably the last journalist to ever ‘interview’ her”. The royal expert stated that this took place “in the high summer of 1997” at Kensington Palace, where she claimed she'd been invited for what was later described as “a girlie chat”.

Princess Diana At Her Desk In Her Sitting Room At Home In Kensington Palace, London

According to Ingrid, the Princess of Wales admitted that “[t]he divorce was hell”, before going on to discuss her intense concerns for her safety at this time. 

“I was in pieces. I didn’t feel safe anywhere,” Diana allegedly explained. “I know it sounds silly now but I really did worry about the brakes on my car”.  

However, reflecting upon the Diana that sat in front of her, Ingrid expressed her belief that the royal had come through this dark time and was “at ease”. 

“Now a year later she knew all her fears sounded silly and she was full of life and vivacious, positive and at ease. By nature, she was an incredibly insecure person. It was one of her greatest problems”, Ingrid declared before saying that, regardless, she “seemed more at ease with herself.” 

Diana, Princess Of Wales, Leaving The British Lung Foundation In Hatton Garden After Being Presented With A Bouquet Of The First Rose Named After Her

Princess Diana's "vivacious" and "positive" personality helped make her one of the most inspirational role models to people across the world.

Next month will see those who knew and loved her reflect on their memories of the late Princess of Wales on her milestone 60th birthday.

Emma Shacklock
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