Diana publicly denied any involvement: “The princess did not cooperate with the book ‘in any way whatsoever,’ a palace official said,” according to The Guardian, after the Sunday Times serialization. Even if no one could pinpoint Diana as the primary informant, many understood why she let the book happen. “It was her only way of countering the routine cruelty with which Charles had come to treat her,” Anthony Holden wrote in a 1993 issue of Vanity Fair. “Not merely did he continue to throw Camilla in her face. Irritated by Diana’s ever-growing popularity, at the expense of his own, Charles had long demeaned his wife in other ways—by insisting, for instance, that she submit all her speeches to him before delivery. He would refuse her permission to venture into areas he regarded as his own, such as education and the environment. He told their staff that its first loyalty was to him, not her.”
As the show suggests, paranoia gripped them both: Someone broke into Morton’s apartment, although nothing was stolen besides a camera. Diana thought her apartment might be bugged and ordered sweeps. (Nothing was ever found.) But even when, by January 1992, Buckingham Palace figured out that she was, in some way, cooperating with Morton, she continued. “She knew that there was a cataclysm in the offing but had no doubts that she would survive it,” Morton recalls. In June 1992, The Sunday Times ran the first excerpt from the book with the headline: “Diana driven to five suicide bids by ‘uncaring Charles.’” The reaction was explosive. Not only because of the damning claims contained in the book—at that time, much of the public still believed in the Charles-Di fairy tale—but because it was clear that Diana herself had sanctioned it. “Sensational revelations about the Royal Family are nothing new, but what distinguishes the latest story, apart from the unusual hype surrounding it that Princess Diana’s marriage made her so unhappy that she tried to kill herself, is that it seems to bear her tacit imprimatur,” wrote The Observer at the time. (One of the tell-tale signs of her involvement? The book’s cover of a black-and-white portrait by Patrick Demarchelier. Only the princess owned the copyright of that series—which she had previously only shared with British Vogue.) Politicians from both parties decried the book’s supposed ethical violations. Labour MP Clare Short called out the “outrageous and gross misbehavior” of the Sunday Times’s decision to publish the excerpts, while Conservative MP Patrick Cormack spoke in barely-coded terms against the paper’s owner, Rupert Murdoch: “What we are seeing is the attempted destruction by the lackeys of a sovereign republican press tycoon of an institution that is the envy of most republics and the character assassination of two people who have given selfless service which those who are motivated by greed will never understand.”
Diana left no question unanswered. She admitted to multiple suicide attempts. (“She was suffering dreadfully from morning sickness, she was haunted by Camilla Parker Bowles, and she was desperately trying to accommodate herself to her new position and new family,” Morton wrote. “Standing on top of the wooden staircase, she hurled herself to the ground, landing in a heap at the bottom.”) She opened up about her eating disorder. (“Diana would make herself sick four, sometimes five times a day.”) So too did she speak openly about Charles’s relationship with Parker Bowles. (“Diana had accidentally overheard her husband talking on a mobile telephone while having a bath. She was deeply upset when she heard him say, ‘Whatever happens, I will always love you.’”)
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