Unheard tapes of the late Princess Diana claiming King Charles said he was “disappointed” when Prince Harry was born have been revealed for the first time. The then Prince Charles was speaking to his stepmother, Raine Spencer, at Harry’s christening, back in 1984.
The audio was recorded by Diana in the 1990s for her biographer, Andrew Morton, who published the book, Diana: Her True Story.
Snippets reveal the couple had “wanted a girl” when Harry was born, and more revelations are set to air in an upcoming documentary. The production is a follow-up to the 2017 documentary Diana: In Her Own Words.
Tom Jennings, the producer told ABC “people were blown away” when the first film came out, as they had “not heard Diana talk like this” before.
The tapes which are set to air in a documentary in 2024, have been released in the US and also show Diana discussing her husband and her sons.
In another snippet, Diana brands her July 1981 wedding to Charles when she was 20 years-old as “ridiculous”. She said: “It was grown up. Here’s Diana, a kindergarten teacher. I mean the whole thing was ridiculous.”
She also spoke at length about her strained relationship with her stepmother Raine, who married Diana’s father John in 1976.
The release of the tapes in 2017 – to coincide with the 20th anniversary of Diana’s death – sparked a negative reaction from some of Diana’s friends and former employees who said sharing them violated Diana’s privacy as they were never meant to be released to the public.
But the tapes were returned to Diana’s voice coach Peter Settelen, who was deemed the rightful copyright owner by the courts. They were later sold to American broadcaster NBC for an undisclosed sum.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK