Princess Diana’s personal correspondences have been recently put up for auction, and they clearly reveal the state of the ordeal she was in during late 1995 and the whole of 1996. The never-seen-before collection of 32 letters was addressed to a couple by the name of Susie and Tarek Kassem, Diana’s close friends. And the Kassems have put up the epistles for auction. The letters especially detail the phase when she was going through her tedious divorce process with King Charles III.
Princess Diana was made desperate by her divorce proceedings
Princess Diana had written in one of the letters that “she never would have gone through with her divorce” if she would’ve known how “desperate and ugly” the process would be. She even mentioned how she had been brought “on her knees” by the negotiations.
The former Princess of Wales further shared her fears with her close friends, claiming that she felt like her phone had been bugged at Kensington Palace and her estranged in-laws – the royal family could hear in on her conversations. In another letter, she apologized for canceling a trip to the opera Tosca with the Kassems.
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“I am having a very difficult time and pressure is serious and coming from all sides. It’s too difficult sometimes to keep one’s head up and today I am on my knees and just longing for this divorce to go through as the possible cost is tremendous… If I’d known a year ago what I’d experience going through this divorce I never would have consented. It’s desperate and ugly.”
The letter started normally with Diana’s neat handwriting but by the end of it, her writing got draggy hinting at her disturbed state of mind.
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In yet another letter, the mother of two expressed gratitude towards the Kassems for having her with them for Christmas 1995 when she couldn’t spend it with her sons, William and Harry.
“I was so thrilled to be invited into a family occasion particularly as I was made to feel like one of the team.”
The much beloved late icon also expressed her love for the Kassems in a letter dated December 19, 1995, which read,
“I may have been described as a butterfly but I don’t want to fly away from this loving family… I’m immensely touched by how protective you both are of me… I’m not used to that!”
It was in August 1995 that she and the Kassems met for the very first time. And it was at the Royal Brompton Hospital which Diana often visited.
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Source: Switzerland Times