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!”