The NOVA UK team spoke to Lady Colleen Campbell, author of several books on the British Royal Family.
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The first biography she started writing was that of the Princess of Wales – Diana. “It was to be an official biography focusing on her charitable endeavours, and the sale of which would raise funds for our common charities. But she changed the rules of the game. He decided that the book should come out as an unofficial biography. She wanted this to be her get out of jail free card. He wanted to leave Prince Charles and the Royal Family. He hoped that he would later be able to marry again and have a daughter”, recalls the biographer.
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Lady Diana told the author of the book that she and Prince Charles have separate lives. But she won’t make a good impression on the audience if she decides to leave her husband for that reason. “That’s why he played the role of victim to the Prince of Wales. When I checked the facts, I found this to be completely false. Then we parted ways,” says Lady Campbell.
She also says that at first Diana thought she was madly in love with Charles, but later realized she was in love with the idea of him.
“I often joke with my girlfriends saying, ‘If you want to get a man, do it the Diana Spencer way.’ And as soon as you put on the ring, suddenly the masks fall”, says the biographer.
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According to her, the situation in the relationship between Harry and Meghan Markle is fundamentally different, although the Duchess of Sussex has similar weaknesses to those of Princess Diana. “But Diana had many virtues that Meghan didn’t have,” Lady Campbell insists.
Of the relationship between King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla, the biographer says that it became a great love story at a time when “Diana tried to ruin his life and Camilla gave him enormous support”.
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“Queen Elizabeth had a very fulfilling, long-lasting, traditional marriage. Like any family, they had their ups and downs. I wrote a book about her marriage. And she loved it. The prince turned Elizabeth from an ordinary woman into an extraordinary queen,” said Lady Campbell in a special interview with NOVA.
Watch the whole conversation in the video.
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