Tapes have recently surfaced that show how unhappy and depressed Princess Diana was just weeks after marrying Prince Charles.
The wedding, which drew in 750 million viewers, took place at St Paul’s Cathedral in London. It seemed like the perfect union to those at home watching, but the Princess of Wales was suffering deeply behind closed doors.
She might have seemed happy and bubbly in front of the camera, but behind the scenes, she was fighting eating disorders and depression, and even contemplating suicide at some points.
She claims she threw herself down the stairs while four months pregnant with William to get the attention of her husband. She luckily didn’t lose the baby but she recalls simply getting “dismissed”.
As reported by the Mirror, Diana said:
“I was so depressed, I was trying to cut my wrists with razor blades.I got terribly, terribly thin. I came down early to seek treatment, not because I hated Balmoral, but because I was in such a bad way.”
The tapes are believed to have been recorded in 1991 and are being included in the republished edition of Andrew Morton’s book ‘Diana – Her True Story’.
She didn’t know what Charles was “feeding” The Queen, but she knew that he told her about the Princess’ bulimia,
Speaking about her wedding day, she commented:
“On the day, there was great anticipation. Happiness because the crowds buoyed you up – but I don’t think I was happy. I just absolutely thought I was the luckiest girl in the world. I thought he was going to look after me. Well, was I wrong on that assumption!”
Princess Diana died an untimely death on August 31, 1997 in a vehicle accident in Paris, and remains to this day one of the most important and influential royals that ever lived.