Candid Princess Diana tapes to be shown in United Kingdom despite protests

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Diana: In Her Own Words will be broadcast in the United Kingdom on Sunday, 6 August at 8pm on Channel 4.

"[Diana] was hoping she would come to terms with this new life and move on", he said.

She also discussed with Settelen about bulimia, a serious eating disorder marked by binge eating, and how everyone in the family blamed bulimia for the failure of their marriage.

In the recordings dated from the early 1990s, when the rift between Diana and the royal family became clear to the public, Diana seeks counsel from her public-speaking coach, Peter Settelen, about how to address the public about her relationship with Prince Charles. "Little did they realise that the individual was crucifying herself inside because she didn't think she was good enough".

"I was brought up in the sense, when you got engaged with someone, you loved them", she said.

Distraught and with nowhere to turn, Diana said that she sought help from Queen Elizabeth II. Charles went from not being able to get his hands off her to not touching her at all during their marriage. "I said, "What do I do. I was different and everything else", she said".

She said: "We were at a barbecue that night talking about Mountbatten and his girlfriend and I said, 'You must be so lonely'". The lessons took place at Kensington Palace and in some recordings she can be seen performing voice and public speaking exercises.

Earl Spencer has pleaded with Channel 4 not to show the footage, in which she is said to reveal intimate details of her failed marriage to Prince Charles and criticises British Royal Family.

He has now pleaded with Channel 4 not to broadcast the footage, which he told the Mail on Sunday would cause distress - particularly to Prince William and Prince Harry. Settelen asked her about her sexual relationship with Charles, she replied, "Once every three weeks and then it fizzled out about seven years ago, six years ago".

"The tapes should have been sent to the boys".

On the motorbike accident that claimed his life: "He was killed - I think he was bumped off".

An upcoming documentary set to air on Channel 4 features the tapes, which originally aired on US television in 2004.

At the time of publishing, Channel 4 has not backed down on its plans to broadcast.

It was to be expected: if the prospect, now imminent, of the 20th anniversary of the tragic death of Lady Diana has attracted in recent months many tributes respectful, and has even pushed the princes William and Harry to witness like never before on the tragedy of their lives, remembrance is also the subject of one-upmanship in the media.

In the video recordings - aired in a United States documentary 13 years ago but never screened in the UK - a relaxed and candid Diana said: "My father-in-law said to my husband "if your marriage doesn't work out, you can always go back to her after five years". However, Channel 4 has so far defended its decision to air the frank documentary.



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