- Publish Date
- Wednesday, 2 August 2017, 4:00PM
Princess Diana describes herself as a 'rebel' who barely knew Prince Charles before they married and later 'played fire and got very burnt' in the extraordinary trailer for her bombshell tapes.
The Princess of Wales laughs uproariously, blushes and also looks close to tears in the footage set to be broadcast in Britain for the first time on Sunday.
Channel 4 has been accused of paying ‘blood money’ for ‘deeply personal’ tapes of Princess Diana and that the content about her troubled marriage to Prince Charles will be incredibly hurtful for her family, including her sons William and Harry.
Supporters of its broadcast, including some of her closest aides who spoke to producers, insist it is an important historical source about her life.
In the trailer Diana describes herself as a teenager and says: ‘I was a rebel. I always did the dares. I always did the opposite to everybody else.
'I wasn't academically interested at all. I just wanted to be with people, have fun. You know, look after people, things like that. I got the prize for the kindest girl in school'.
Her interviewer Peter Settelen, then says: 'Doesn't sound much like a rebel?', to which Diana smiles and responds: 'I know, but it was underlying. It was always there'.
In an exchange about her future after leaving her Kent school she tells Mr Settelen: 'I knew that something profound was coming my way'.
Diana also talks candidly about her marriage and 'odd' sex life with Prince Charles, and would sleep together once every three weeks but it stopped when Prince Harry was born.
In the Channel 4 trailer she says: 'We met 13 times and we got married. I was brought up in sense that when you got engaged to someone you loved them'.
In the tapes she confesses to falling in ‘deeply in love’ with police protection officer Barry Mannakee, who was killed in an accident in 1987, which she describes as ‘the biggest blow of my life’.
The Princess later reveals that she thought Mr Mannakee was not the victim of a tragic accident, but something more sinister, and was ‘bumped off’.
Source: Daily Mail.