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band’s af­fec­tions for Camilla Parker Bowles. It was to be a mo­ment which de­fined both the mar­riage and Diana’s view of Bal­moral. Her ini­tial whirl­wind ro­mance with the es­tate dimmed be­fore even­tu­ally hard­en­ing into re­sent­ment.

In later years, she would try and make the most of the long, lin­ger­ing weeks in Scot­land, tak­ing her young sons, Wil­liam and Harry, swim­ming at the nearby Craigen­dar­roch coun­try club, or du­ti­fully turn­ing out at events such as the Brae­mar gath­er­ing. Even­tu­ally, how­ever, the need to ob­serve the pro­to­col, for­mal­i­ties and stric­tures of Bal­moral

“I come away de­pleted of ev­ery­thing be­cause they just suck me dry, be­cause I tune in to all their moods, and boy, are there some un­der­cur­rents there!”


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