Doco un­cov­ers sor­did royal tale

The Cairns Post - - WORLD -

THE Prince and Princess of Wales’ mar­riage tur­moil and sex life is laid bare in a new doc­u­men­tary – with Di­ana claim­ing her hus­band as­serted his right to have a mis­tress.

Us­ing con­tro­ver­sial video tapes of Di­ana speak­ing to her voice coach, the Chan­nel 4 TV pro­gram Di­ana: In Her Own Words chron­i­cles her re­la­tion­ship with those clos­est to her.

When she con­fronted Charles about why Camilla Parker Bowles was still a part of his life Di­ana said he replied: “Well, I refuse to be the only Prince of Wales who never had a mis­tress.”

Di­ana con­fessed she found so­lace with her mar­ried po­lice pro­tec­tion of­fi­cer Barry Man­na­kee, a re­la­tion­ship she sug­gested was not sex­ual.

But in the tapes she re­vealed she con­sid­ered flee­ing the royal house­hold to be with him.

She also claimed she had sex with her hus­band Charles “once every three weeks” but it fiz­zled out a few years af­ter Prince Harry was born in 1984.

The Princess claimed Prince Philip had told his son he could have an af­fair with Camilla – if his mar­riage had failed af­ter a set pe­riod.

The pro­gram is due to air in the UK this week­end.


NOT AMUSED: Prince Charles is un­likely to be a fan of the TV doc­u­men­tary Di­ana: In Her Own Words, which chron­i­cles dra­mas in his mar­riage to Princess Di­ana.

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