Princess Diana 'tried to slit her wrists' after wedding: Shocking new claims emerge in 'secret tapes'

By Nici De Wet
12 June 2017

Shocking new revelations about the late Princess Diana have emerged, amongst them that she tried to commit suicide shortly after her fairytale wedding to Prince Charles.

Secret tapes supposedly reveal the Princess of Wales saying, “I was so depressed, and I was trying to cut my wrists with razor blades.”

The “suicide” tapes are believed to have been recorded in 1991 with the help of a friend and have remained secret for 20 years. But they are now being used in a republished version of Andrew Morton’s book: Diana - Her True Story - 20 years later.

Morton had previously spoken about Di's suicidal tendencies but had quoted "friends". According to him, this is the first time the princess is sharing her side of the story.

She talks about how miserable she was living in Balmoral. “I got terribly, terribly thin. People started commenting: ‘Your bones are showing.’ By October (1981) I was in a very bad way. I was so depressed, and I was trying to cut my wrists with razor blades. It rained and rained and rained. I came down early (to London) to seek treatment, not because I hated Balmoral, but because I was in such a bad way."

She reveals she knew about Charles' infatuation with Camilla Parker-Bowles (who he is now married to), even at their wedding.

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"I walked up the aisle, I was looking for her (Camilla). I knew she was in there, of course. I looked for her. I had to get my father basically up the aisle and that's what I concentrated on. And I remember being terribly worried about curtseying to the Queen.

"Anyway, I got up to the top. I thought the whole thing was hysterical, getting married, in the sense that it was just so grown-up, and here was Diana — a kindergarten teacher.

"I remember being so in love with my husband that I couldn't take my eyes off him. I just absolutely thought I was the luckiest girl in the world. He was going to look after me. Well, was I wrong on that assumption!

"So walking back down the aisle, I spotted Camilla — pale grey, veiled pillbox hat, saw it all, her son Tom standing on a chair. To this day, you know — vivid memory."

She goes into further detail about her emotions that day, saying, "When we got out, it was a wonderful feeling: everybody hurraying, everybody happy because they thought we were happy. And there was the big question mark in my mind. I realised I had taken on an enormous role, but had no idea what I was going into — but no idea.

"Back to Buckingham Palace, did all the photographs. Nothing tactile, nothing. I was basically wandering around, trying to find where I should be, clutching my long train with my bridesmaids and pages.

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"We got out on the balcony. It was overwhelming what we saw, so humble-making, all these thousands and thousands of people happy. It was just wonderful. I sat next to Charles at the wedding breakfast, which was a lunch. Neither of us spoke to each other — we were so shattered. I was exhausted at the whole thing.

"I never tried to call the wedding off in the sense of really doing that. But the worst moment was when we got to Broadlands (the family seat of Charles's late great-uncle, Lord Mountbatten, where the royal couple spent the first part of their honeymoon).

"I thought, you know, it was just grim. I just had tremendous hope in me, which was slashed by day two."

She admits even on their honeymoon she was haunted by dreams of her love rival. "I was obsessed by Camilla totally. I didn’t trust (Charles) — thought every five minutes he was ringing her up, asking how to handle his marriage.”

Unsurprisingly her bulimia flared up. By the second leg of the honeymoon onboard the royal yacht Britannia she says she was getting sick four times a day.

"Anything I could find, I would gobble up and be sick two minutes later — very tired. So, of course, that slightly got the mood swings going, in the sense that one minute one would be happy, the next, blubbing one's eyes out. I remember crying my eyes out on our honeymoon. I was so tired, for all the wrong reasons totally."

She goes on to reveal more harrowing details such as when she gave birth to her first son, William on 21 June, 1982: "we had to find a date in the diary that suited Charles and his polo."

She says William had to be induced "because I couldn’t handle the Press pressure any longer — it was becoming unbearable. It was as if everybody was monitoring every day for me.

"Everything was out of control, everything. I wasn’t very well and I just blubbed my eyes out."


& Extracted from Diana: Her True Story — In Her Own Words by Andrew Morton.

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