Princess Diana was “the first person to rattle the monarchy’s cage”, claims Queen Elizabeth II’s biographer.
The late Princess of Wales, who died in a car crash in Paris in August 1997 at the age of 36 with her boyfriend Dodi Al Fayed, was the only person who “remembered” questioning how the institution operated but did not . “deliberately” with her activism against AIDS and landmines and how she captured the national imagination.
Ingrid Seward told PEOPLE magazine: “Diana was the first person in living memory to rattle the monarchy cage.
“I don’t think Diana came out on purpose to change the family. She did it because that’s who she was.’
Her death, which caused a wave of grief around the world, led to widespread condemnation of the Queen for the lack of public mourning, but she has used the lessons learned from the backlash and her “legacy”.
Ingrid said: “The Queen now sees Diana’s legacy as a huge force for good.”
Princess Diana, who was duped by the royal family for courting the press, was unhappily married to Prince Charles, who married her in 1981 when she was 20 and he was 32, after he was still was linked to Camilla Parker. Bowles, whom he eventually married in 2005.
Andrew Morton, who secretly collaborated with Diana on his 1992 book Diana: Her True Story – In Her Own Words, believes the 73-year-old future king will be “remembered” by the fact that their union ended in 1992. they had two children together; Prince William, now 40, and Prince Harry, 37.
He said: “His tragedy is that no matter what he does, no matter what he says, no matter how he behaves, he will be remembered for one thing: that his fairytale marriage is over. Just as Henry VIII was remembered by his six wives, Prince Charles is remembered by his first wife. It will always haunt him. His life was defined by his marriage.”