Date Posted 04-22-13
Charles and Diana did their best to shield their sons from marital discords,
Harry was highly sensitive to atmosphere, suffering long and exhausting
screaming fits that could be calmed only by his brother William.
When his parents finally announced their separation in 1992 it was Harry,
then 8 years old, who begged repeatedly to know if there was anything he
could do ‘to make Mummy and Papa happy again?’.
Devoted to both of them, he had been found crying in the garden at Sandringham one Christmas after the split,
sobbing to an estate worker that he was missing his mother though as a young child insiders say if anything he was
closer to his father spending hours with him in the gardens at Highgrove.
Since the age of two, Harry had been fascinated by ‘Granny’s soldiers’, as he called them, and he relished every
opportunity to chat to his father about his growing fondness for all things military — especially as he couldn’t talk to his
mother about it, given her vehement opposition to an Army future for her sons.
Diana’s one-time lover James Hewitt — who was a profound early influence on Prince Harry claims she once told him
she would never be able to live with the thought of her sons being sent away to war.
‘She said it wouldn’t be fair to her as a mother,’ he records.
‘I pointed out that all soldiers had mothers. She was silent for a bit, and then said that her sons were special because
they were the only men in her life.’
By the age of 10 yrs Harry was showing signs of increasing anxiety. A psychiatrist to whom Diana poured out her woes
says how they discussed the damage her increasingly complex private life might be doing to her boys.
He told her this would not be good for them, particularly for Prince Harry, who was already a fighter, and that this might
well affect him in later years. From what Diana told him, Harry was already starting to rebel.
Diana said he loved his father and admired James Hewitt, but it was obvious from what she told me that when other
men came along, he started to get not just confused but angry and Diana was especially worried that Harry was
showing signs of the kind that can lead in adult life to aggression and addictions of various kinds.’
It was timely advice. When Diana’s infamous Panorama interview with Martin Bashir was screened a year later, Harry
became more and more furious as he learned things about his family that he could never have imagined possible.
Did their mother really make herself vomit because of their father’s behaviour with ‘Auntie PB’, as they called Camilla?
Did people really believe their mother was stupid because she hadn’t passed any O-levels?
Did Papa’s friends really say that she should be put in a home for unstable people because she was ‘a basket case’?
Was she really having an affair with ‘Uncle James’? Had she really lied to them that the Aids patients she took them to
meet were suffering from cancer?
His mother had not told them a fraction of this, and she should not have told the world. He loved his mother, but he
loved his Papa too, and he was livid with Martin Bashir for asking such personal questions.
Less than two years later it was Harry, say those close to him, who suffered the most from the death of Diana in
William’s emerging good looks and academic superiority were always, at that stage, going to make life smoother for
him. Harry was his mother’s son, with her charged emotions and many of her anxieties.
Harry had been asleep in a room next to his brother’s at Balmoral when a red-eyed Prince Charles came in to break
the dreadful news.
‘Is Mummy really dead Papa?’ were, Charles recalls, the first words the boy managed between sobs. It was a phrase
the young boy would repeat many more times that day in the face of senior family members’ apparent indifference to
Finding it hard to believe that his mother had not merely been injured, he begged to be allowed to help bring her
One troubled year and two days after Diana’s death, Harry joined his brother at Eton.
Aware of how cruel gossip can be, Charles had summoned his younger son for a heart-to-heart meeting in the
summer before he started at Eton. He warned him that he would hear rumours that he was not his son but the son of
James Hewitt and assured him they were not true.
Harry listened to his father’s difficult speech without interrupting. He had always looked up to James Hewitt, a war hero,
a real-life tank commander in the First Gulf War and an immensely likeable man. James Hewitt had been a true mentor
to the boy and Charles knew it. It was one of the hardest moments in the heir’s life. No longer could the fact be
concealed that Diana really had been in love with the dashing officer. Despite the pain it caused Charles to deliver the
message, however, he handled it with great courage.
Harry thanked him, but he hung on to his admiration for his mother’s soldier lover until James Hewitt subsequently sold
his story of the affair; an error of judgment for which he has since been almost universally condemned.
Harry founded "Club H" with a well-stocked bar in the cellars of Highgrove, which soon became the venue for wild
parties when Charles was not at the country residence and it was staff at Highgrove who first informed Prince Charles
that cannabis had been smelled in the house. Summoned to a summit with his father, Harry came clean.
He admitted he had been smoking cannabis, he had been drinking too much; and yes, some of his more unsuitable
friends were into heavy drugs (in fact three of those closest to him already had criminal convictions). It took only a one-
day visit to a rehab centre in South London, which Charles had officially opened the previous year, to convince Harry
that he had embarked on the wrong road.
‘Stick with the winners’ was Harry's new motto.
Harry’s love of risk and danger is now, for the most part, channelled into more worthwhile activities: his career with the
Army and the tremendous success he has enjoyed in helping to modernise the Royal Family. The bravery he has
demonstrated during his military career has done much to silence Prince Harry’s critics.
I fully realise now of course how and why, as this article tells, my Panorama Interview upset both my boys. I was
honest about things but did not take into consideration that some of the things spoken about by me were not known to
them so they would have been shocked naturally and felt somewhat betrayed actually. It is known now of course it was a
rehearsed interview unlike my ones with Rose on my site which are not at all but of course this meaning that I knew
every question that was going to be asked by Mr. Bashir. I actually suggested them as I wanted certain things to be
public knowledge and yes on reflection I suppose revenge played a large part in this. Charles having spoken to Jonathan
Dimbleby, it was my turn to speak and I was therefore deliberately very candid about things but I apologised to my boys
then and I do so again now and to Charles as I could have been a little less scathing in parts certainly but a lot of what I
said illustrated how I felt and how I still feel in regards to certain things; this has not changed.
Since both interviews Charles and I became friends which is why I am sure he being then happy with Camilla
would not have been at all upset or worried at my finding happiness with Dodi or anyone. To the contrary, in fact,
relieved I would imagine as it gave him more of a licence to pursue his happiness with her feeling less guilty for doing so!
I don't imagine for a moment he enjoyed knowing that I was often privately with myself for company when not involved
with an affair that was doomed from the start. He'd have seen that Dodi and I were leading somewhere and of course
been told by the boys who spent part of the summer of 1997 with the Fayed family in the south of France how we were
together. They saw Mummy smiling again and this I am quite sure was all the proof they needed that I was happy and as
they have accepted the H.R.H. Duchess of Cornwall being the woman to complete their father's happiness, I am quite
sure they would have equally accepted Dodi for the same reason as happy parents are what children most like to see isn't
it? Having witnessed happiness not being possible for Mummy and Papa to secure with each other, the more preferable
option for them both to welcome and embrace!"
With love from,
A Franklin Mint Diana doll.
"You see yourself as a good product that sits on a shelf and sells well, and people make a lot of money out of you."
Diana, the Princess of Wales, said this bluntly in the controversial Panorama interview.
Diana was talking about the selling of newspapers and magazines, but the same was equally true of almost anything she
touched. Diana, as commercial property, was an advertising manager's dream!
Date Posted 05-01-13
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had hoped that they would have
moved into their London residence; Apartment 1a Kensington Palace for the
arrival of their baby due in July but the former home of the late H.R.H.Princess
Margaret has been discovered to being riddled with asbestos and so is being
worked on and will not be ready until September, October time so Catherine has
decided since following paternity leave for the birth, her husband William will be
returning to work in Anglesey, North Wales that for at least the first six weeks she
will return home to her parents Carole and Michael Middleton in their newly
bought Berkshire manor house.
Carole a mother of three will be the perfect experienced mother to give her daughter the moral support, advice and
practical help a new mother needs so breaking with royal tradition, there will be no maternity nurse employed and a
future Monarch will begin life in a commoner's home! Catherine saying that she will feel safer and more secure with her
parents beside her! Carole Middleton saying that she intends to be very involved in the baby's life looking so forward to
being a Grandmother for the first time and Catherine saying that she intends to spend a lot of time with her family once
the baby is born.
I think a very sensible decision as the baby will initially benefit from life outside of the royals and
particularly when duty calls and Wills can't be there for his wife and baby which I have to say will not be easy for him or
indeed for any parent but he I am quite sure will feel much more relaxed knowing his child is being cared for by people
he knows and loves as opposed to an outsider brought in to assist. Catherine fortunate to have parents who will be so
lovingly supportive of mother and child and of great personal comfort to her so something that she is very wise to take
full advantage of!"
Again in regards to the other news here; I just want to say again how proud I am of Harry who so clearly
illustrates his humanitarian qualities so vividly and in a hands on approach. His personal involvement speaks volumes
of the special man he has grown to become and a real credit to his Papa and I. I know how much he will enjoy just being
"One of the lads"
With love from,
Prince Harry is to take part in a perilous charity trek to the South Pole
with a group of seriously injured ex-servicemen.
The 28-year-old, who recently returned from a second tour in Afghanistan,
will join a British team in the Walking With The Wounded South Pole Allied
The challenge involves three teams from the UK, US and Commonwealth
(Australia and Canada) racing across the Antarctic to the geographic
South Pole. It aims to highlight the courage and determination of those
who have been injured while serving their country.
Over four weeks in November and December, the teams will cover a total
of 210 miles in temperatures as low as -45C and 50mph winds.
In 2011 Harry spent five days with another team from the
Walking With The Wounded charity trekking to the North Pole before being
forced to return home early to prepare for his brother’s wedding.
Date Posted 05-01-13
The surgeon made a statement to police using his full name - Hasnat Ahmad Khan - on September 24 2004.
The inquest was told that reference to a Dr Jarman in the statement may actually be a codename for the journalist
Martin Bashir. In his statement, read out in court , Mr Khan said:
“I have a Bachelor in medicine, a Bachelor in surgery and I am a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons. I specialise in
heart and lung surgery and I am currently based at Harefield Hospital.
“Prior to this, I worked at the London Chest Hospital and before that, in 2000, I was at St Bart’s. Prior to that I was
studying for my PhD at Imperial College. Between 1995 and 1996 I was working at the Royal Brompton Hospital in
“It was in August or September of 1995 that I met Diana, Princess of Wales.
“Diana and I met through Oonagh Toffolo, whose husband was recovering from heart surgery at the Royal Brompton.
At the time, I was working for Professor Yacoub, the heart surgeon, and Mr Toffolo was one of his patients, so I was
involved in his medical treatment and care. I first met Diana when I had occasion to speak to Mrs Toffolo, whose
husband was required to stay in hospital for some time.
“Diana would visit him on a regular basis. From what she had seen during her visits, Diana became very interested in the
workings of the hospital.
“Out of general interest, she wanted to visit the patients on the ward. As Diana’s interest increased, she decided she
wanted to watch a heart operation. In fact, she watched two such operations, although you only ever hear of one in the
“I was always extremely busy at work during the week, but at the weekends I had more time to spend doing my rounds
on the wards. Diana and her girlfriends would often pop in and, when I had finished my rounds, they would join me for a
chat. They were all very friendly people.
“I found Diana very down to earth and she made everyone feel at ease. I did notice that she was also very flirtatious with
everyone. Over a period of time, we became good friends.
“We were chatting one day and I mentioned that I needed to go to my uncle’s house in Stratford-upon-Avon to pick up
some books. I did not think for one minute that she would say yes, but I asked her if she would like to come with me. I
was very surprised when she said she would.
“We drove there together and Diana met my aunt and uncle. We had dinner in a restaurant and then drove back to
“I think this took place around mid-September 1995.
“After this, our friendship turned into a relationship.
“Diana and I had a very good relationship with no personal problems. The only problem we did have was with the media
and the only place we could have any real privacy was at Kensington Palace as they could not get to us there.
“I was living in Neville Street in Kensington at the time and the media followed me everywhere, even to my place of
work at Harefield Hospital.
“Diana was very protective towards me and wanted to shield me from the attention.
“The media found out about us around November 1995, very soon after our relationship started. I think they had
already guessed we were seeing each other, but then someone working at the hospital leaked it out. This happened when,
as a joke, the Princess arranged for a big pot of flowers to be sent to me at the Royal Brompton.
“There was a card with the flowers, but no name on it, although I knew who had sent them. A lot of people obviously saw
me carrying these flowers through the hospital. Someone found out which florist they had been sent from and rang them
up to find out who had ordered the flowers.
“Initially the florist would not tell them, however the person ringing told the florist they were inquiring on my behalf,
and if I did not find out who had sent them, I would be returning the flowers. Eventually the florist said that they had
been ordered from Kensington Palace. After this, the press went everywhere trying to get information on me.
“They visited old girlfriends, my medical school and retired professors who I had known.
“During our relationship, I stayed with Diana many times at Kensington Palace and she also stayed with me at my place.
We had a normal sexual relationship and I have no reason to think that Diana was ever unfaithful to me.
“Diana introduced me to Princes William and Harry. Diana just wanted her sons to know what was happening in her life.
“Diana and I were very good friends and we never took what the other said that seriously. Although we did talk about
marriage, we did not make a point of sitting down and discussing the specifics. It was something we would chat about
generally if it came up in conversation. Neither of us ever proposed.
“My main concern about us getting married was that my life would be hell because of who she was. I knew I would not be
able to live a normal life and if we ever had children together, I would not be able to take them anywhere or do normal
things with them. Anyone could approach me, in the pub, on the train, anywhere.
“Diana was not in the same position as me. She did not have a job like mine where she had to consider patients and staff.
“The hospital I was working in at the time had started getting a bit upset by the disruption caused by Diana’s visits. It
was becoming a security issue.
“Diana was also not used to doing everyday things that the rest of us take for granted. For example, we once went to the
pub together and Diana asked if she could order the drinks because she had never done so before. She really enjoyed the
experience and chatted away happily to the barman.
“On another occasion we had to queue to get into Ronnie Scott’s jazz club. She later said she loved queuing as you get to
meet so many people.
“On one occasion Diana wanted to fly to Spain to meet me when I was over there. I told her that she would not be able to
just walk into the airport as everybody would be looking at her.
“She said she would wear a wig to disguise herself. I told her that was a ridiculous suggestion as she wouldn’t look
anything like her passport photo with a wig on.
“A lot of people have said to me that even a married man would leave his wife if he had the chance of being with Diana,
but I did not want that sort of lifestyle.
“I told her that the only way I could see us having a vaguely normal life together would be if we went to Pakistan, as the
press don’t bother you there.
“I know Diana considered this an option for a while and she even went to Pakistan to speak to Jemima Khan about life
there. However, after a while, she no longer talked about Pakistan, and although she did not actually say so, I got the
impression that she no longer considered living there a possibility.
“Diana considered other countries that may have been suitable. She would think of somewhere and just get up and go
there without saying anything to me.
“She would return from these trips and say something or other was not right, like security would be a problem. I know
she thought about South Africa and Australia. Her brother was living in South Africa at the time. Diana visited, and
although she loved Cape Town, she said the fences were going up and security would be a problem.
“I did not want to have to look over my shoulder all the time.
“I had had experiences of working in Australia, but after thinking about it, Diana said it would be too far away from her
“I know that around the end of 1996 or the beginning of 1997, Diana asked Paul Burrell to talk to a priest about the
feasibility of us getting married in secret.
“I knew nothing about this until afterwards, when both Paul and Diana told me. I do not know the name of the priest that
“When I found out, I said to Diana, ’Do you honestly think you can just bring a priest here and get married?’
“I thought it was a ridiculous idea.
“I think in her head she wanted to get married, but practically she had not thought about the implications.
“We had an argument about it once and I told her she could not just jump into something like that. She just said that
everything would be all right. That was her answer to everything, ’It will turn out all right’.
“If we had married, as far as I am concerned, Diana would not have had to convert to the Muslim faith.
“Being a Muslim, you have to believe in Christ and Moses. As far as her religion was concerned, she could go to a church
or a mosque. I would never tell someone what religion they should be.
“My only concern would have been if we then had a child. I could imagine it being very difficult deciding what religion to
bring the child up in.
“Diana used to read about Islam and she would tell me what she had learned. However, she never said that she would
convert to the Muslim faith and I never asked her to.
“I do not know the Royal Family so I do not know if it would have been a problem for them had Diana remarried.
“We never discussed having children, either married or unmarried, but Diana did mention that she would love to have a
girl. During our relationship Diana was taking the contraceptive pill that was prescribed by a male gynaecologist who
used to visit her at Kensington Palace. I never met this gynaecologist, but, as far as I am aware, the pill was prescribed to
Diana because of our relationship and for no other reason.
“I would describe Diana as an excellent time and appointment keeper, excellent with her boys and a kind person. I know
she had personal problems, but I think that is understandable as she had been through so much.
“Emotionally she felt she was still young. She wanted a husband to be there for her, to have a normal relationship with
“I would say that Diana was concerned about her safety, but was not paranoid about it.
“One day, in 1995, I had finished work and bumped into Diana outside the hospital. She had been visiting Mr Toffolo
and was in her black Audi. She offered me a lift, but I declined because I only lived a stone’s throw away.
“I next saw her in a car just a couple of months later, maybe around December. It was a different one to the Audi. I think
it was a BMW. I asked her what had happened to the Audi as it was such a lovely car. She told me that the brakes had
been tampered with so she decided to change the car.
“Diana was convinced that Barry Mannakee, who had been one of her protection officers, was murdered in a motorbike
accident. She was very upset by the way in which Charles chose to tell her about his death.
“They were on an official visit together and he decided to tell her at a moment when it was impossible for her to show
her emotions. I asked her if she had had an affair with Barry Mannakee and she said that he had looked after her very
“Diana felt that it was not normal for a motorbike to have a head-on collision with a truck. I told her that these things do
happen. She also said that if car brakes failed so often, then no one would buy cars.
“Diana said that following the Panorama interview, she had been told that there was an eavesdropping centre
somewhere in the UK. We never discussed this further.
“She never wrote to me about any fears she had.
“I remember, in the winter of 1996, reading that Camilla Parker Bowles had had an accident and I mentioned this to
Diana. She said that this was the second accident that Camilla had had, but that the first accident had not been reported
in the press.
“She went on to say that, as a result, Charles had arranged security for Camilla. Diana then said that one of them had to
go, Camilla or her. This was a one-off conversation we had and never discussed the matter again.
“I would be very naive to think that MI5 or MI6 did not have an interest in me because of my relationship with the
Princess of Wales. I really did not think that I was ever under any threat from the authorities, although I am sure that
had I stepped over the line, it may well have been a different matter. By this I mean that if I had ever harmed her or the
boys, I would have been dealt with through the criminal justice system.
“During my relationship with Diana, I did receive a lot of anonymous threats through the post.
“I have received envelopes containing cut-out pictures of me together with a noose around my neck. This went on and
on and it was very stressful.
“I did not tell anyone and I did not do anything about it, although I did mention it once to Diana. I did not want her to
worry about it as I knew she tried so hard to protect me. I destroyed all of this mail.
“When I was seeing Diana, I didn’t have a mobile phone, so I would often ring her from a public phone box rather than
from my own landline. Then I asked myself what good that was as her lines were probably being bugged anyway.
“I remember one particular day when I rang Diana to arrange to meet up, she told me that ”Dr Jarman“ was coming to
see her, but that she would not be long with him.
“She said he was her mole and used the name ’Dr Jarman’ instead of his real name. I never asked too many questions and
Diana was careful not to tell me too much as she wanted to protect me.
“On the odd occasion when she did try to tell me things, I used to stop her because it was none of my business, it did not
interfere with my life and I did not want to be put in a position where I knew too much.
“In the last year of her life, Diana was just like any other normal person.
“The only worries she had were about her boys, as any mother would.
“I would say that Diana had been emotionally hurt in the past, but I never saw in her anything to suggest that she was
mentally unstable. She had been traumatised by her mother leaving and became very close to her father afterwards.
“Diana did not have a good relationship with her mother. She did not approve of her daughter seeing me, a Pakistani and
a Muslim. Diana stopped talking to her mother because of this.
“She had originally been good friends with Sarah Ferguson, but they had fallen out by the time she died.
“I think she had got over Charles’ affair with Camilla Parker Bowles and also Tiggy Legge-Bourke’s closeness with
Princes William and Harry, which she had initially found difficult to accept.
“Although we never discussed her relationship with Prince Charles, I do believe she had got over their separation.
“As far as other members of the Royal Family are concerned, Diana was always very complimentary about the Queen.
Although she did not like the Duke of Edinburgh, she never expressed any fear of him.
“I know that Mohamed Al Fayed had asked Diana many times to go on holiday with him and his family. He used to send
“On one occasion he sent her two computers for the Princes.
“When Diana went to St Tropez with Mr Al Fayed, everything was fine between us. I said goodbye to her the day she
went as I had stayed with her the previous night at Kensington Palace. The boys were going with her too. I left
Kensington Palace once she had gone.
“After a few days, I felt something was wrong. Her mobile kept going on to answerphone.
“When I did eventually speak to her, unbeknown to me, she had returned from her holiday with Mohamed Al Fayed, had
been at home for either one or two nights and had then gone off to Paris.
“When you know someone very well, you know when something is not right and that is how I felt when I spoke to her.
“I told her I thought something was wrong because of the way she had been acting, but she just said that because of the
geography of where she was, she was having problems getting a reception on her phone. I said we would talk when she
“I next spoke to Diana when she had got back from her trip, but she was on her way with her boys to see her sister, Jane.
We arranged to meet up in Battersea Park when she got home again.
“When we did meet up in Battersea Park, she was not her normal self and she kept looking at her mobile phone. I told
her that I thought she had met somebody else and it must be someone from Mohamed Al Fayed’s contingent. I had no
idea who it could be. As far as I knew, it could have been a bodyguard or anyone, but I just knew that she had changed
since she had been away with Mr Al Fayed, so I guessed it must have been someone in his party.
“I knew that Mr Al Fayed had children, but at that stage I did not know of his eldest son, Dodi. I was surprised when she
denied to me that there was anyone else.
“At the end of our meeting in Battersea Park we arranged to see each other again, the following day, at Kensington
Palace. I can’t remember the exact date, but we met in Battersea Park within a couple of days of her returning from
Paris. It was at this second meeting that Diana told me that it was all over between us.
“She denied there was anyone else involved. I told her that I strongly suspected there was someone else and I remember
saying to her at the time ’You are dead’, meaning her reputation was dead.
“I said this because I was sure that it was someone from Mohamed Al Fayed’s group and that was how I felt about
anyone involved with him.
“I did not know him personally, but I had read in the press about his business involvements and Diana had given me a
general impression of him in the past.
“It was only when I heard the news on the radio that I learned about Dodi. I think she wanted to be with someone who
was happy to be seen with her in public and she could do that with Dodi.
“Diana went away with her friend Rosa after this holiday with Mr Al Fayed and then went away again on Mr Al Fayed’s
boat with, as I later found out, Dodi.
“I think that Diana finally realised that Al Fayed could give her all the things I could not. He had money and could
provide the necessary security for her. You never see Al Fayed without six or seven bodyguards around him.
“Mohamed Al Fayed can stand up to anything. I cannot talk for his son as I didn’t know anything about him.
“I tried to ring Diana the night she died, but could not get through to her. I later found out that she had changed her
number. I think she must have done this while she had been away. I had not rung her for a while because when I saw her
with Dodi in the papers, I realised then who it was she had got involved with during her holiday.
“I never wrote Diana’s mobile number down. I just used to remember it. I cannot recall that number now though.
“I genuinely thought it was downhill now for Diana and I thought I would just sit on the sidelines and watch. By this, I
mean I felt her relationship would be heading downwards as I had heard so much bad publicity about Dodi.
“I suppose it is possible that Diana was trying to make me jealous, but I do not believe that was the entire reason she was
“I think that when she had gone away on the boat she had felt protected and thought she would wait and see what
happened with Dodi.
“These are just my thoughts. It is impossible to tell whether we would have got together again, but depending on what
would have happened between her and Dodi, it could have been a possibility in the long run.
“I would be very surprised if Diana had made up her mind in two, three or four weeks of seeing Dodi to get married to
“Diana was a very good mother and was devoted to her boys. She would not have done anything to jeopardise them, and
this would include bringing bad publicity on either herself or them.
“I think she would have thought things through very carefully before deciding to get married to Dodi.
“I would also be extremely surprised if she was pregnant when she died as she had been seeing Dodi for only a short
time. We were together for two years and she was always very particular about taking her contraceptive pills.
“Had she been pregnant, she would definitely have told somebody.
“I think she would have kept the baby, had that been the case. I never had the opportunity to discuss Dodi with her.
“After our meeting in Kensington Palace, when she told me our relationship was over, I never had the chance to speak to
“During our relationship, Diana used to talk to my family quite a lot and would visit my aunt and uncle in Stratford-
upon-Avon when my grandmother was staying with them. She used to do this even without me.
“To my knowledge, Diana didn’t speak to any of my relatives during her first holiday when she was away with Mohamed
Al Fayed and his family, but she may have spoken to them on her return.
“I think that when the news of Diana and Dodi came out in the press, she did ring a few people in my family to explain
that she was not doing anything wrong. I think these were just wishy-washy phone calls in an attempt to make my family
think she wasn’t a bad person for going away with Dodi.
“My uncle, Jawad Khan, has told me that he received a call from Diana whilst she was away. She told him that she was
just friends with Dodi and that they were just enjoying a holiday together. As far as I am aware, she did not ring any of
my relatives to ask them to mediate between us in an attempt to patch up our relationship. They would have told me if
they had received such a call.
“In any case, I believe that had Diana wanted to patch things up between us, she would have rung me direct.
“Paul Burrell told me that Diana had said to him, during her second trip on the boat, ’I wonder what Hasnat will be
thinking’. I think Diana was maybe wondering whether I would be affected emotionally.
“I have no views regarding a conspiracy and I think Diana could have married whomever she wanted.
“Personally, I think it was a tragic accident, but I am very surprised that she was not wearing a seat-belt at the time. She
was always very particular about putting her seat-belt on.
“The other thing I find strange is that Paul Burrell said she didn’t have her mobile phone or purse with her at the time of
the crash and this is very much out of character.
“I think that if Diana were alive today, we would have remained very good friends, whatever she did and whomever she
was with. It is a huge loss when someone very close to you dies.
“I do not know what Diana was like in other relationships but she protected me very well, not just from the media but
also from a lot of information. Perhaps she protected me because she thought we had a future together.”
Hasnat Khan speaking out in fierce defence of Diana, Princess of Wales in May 2012 had this to say from his home of
There is no way Diana was mentally unstable as the author Penny Junor claims. There is nothing wrong in expecting
your husband to be faithful and being angry when he isn't! Mr. Khan angered by the assertion that the H.R.H. Prince of
Wales resumed his relationship with the then Mrs. Camilla Parker Bowles, now his wife; only after his marriage to Diana
had irrevocably broken down.
Diana he said had every reason to believe the couple never stopped seeing each other, there was no doubt of this in
Diana's mind at all. Diana told him of the extraordinary encounter she had with Camilla who told Diana " Charles is going
to propose to you" shortly before he did! Diana knew then that he and Camilla confided in one another! As he said it is
suspicious when an ex girlfriend tells the new one that her ex boyfriend is about to propose marriage to the current one
before he makes that proposal!
Speaking warmly of his relationship with Diana; Dr. Khan saying that they'd both seriously considered beginning a new
life in Pakistan but ultimately decided it's being impractical. He saying how Diana could not have lived there then with
her children so young as they would not have been able to leave and she'd not leave them! Now with William married
and Harry a mature young man, not such a problem with it.
He said Diana could now be living very happily married having more kids with me or someone else but I try not to think
of these things as I can do nothing to change anything. I think mainly the problem with our relationship was that even
after two years it wasn't leading to a meaningful progression or conclusion and this put stress on us both. Everyone
wants their relationship to go somewhere!
Dr. Khan saying he last met Diana just weeks before her death in 1997 in Battersea Park, London, it was not a happy
meeting but he says no more than this other than to add that he tried to call Diana on August 30th 1997 but she had
changed her telephone number.
" Hello Everyone,
I will just add this it as Hasnat says was not something I ever did, be anywhere with at least two mobile telephones
with me, a spare always if the boys needed to contact Mummy for any reason I was there, so yes very odd that it was
reported I didn't have a telephone with me on August 31st 1997 and neither did Dodi, our chauffeur for the night Henri -
Paul or indeed our bodyguard Trevor Rees - Jones! Hmmm and I ask you just how likely that is!"
With love from,
Diana in disguise while dating Hasnat Kahn (also pictured).
Hasnat Khan, the eminent heart and lung surgeon, who conducted a two-year relationship with Princess Diana, believes
messages left on his phone were illegally intercepted as far back as 1996.
Last summer the 53-year-old was informed by Scotland Yard it was possible his voicemails had been hacked in 2007 in
the months before the high-profile inquest into Diana’s death.
But sources close to the Pakistani doctor said he now fears the hacking may have begun a decade earlier during the
height of his secret relationship with the Princess.
The source said: “It is only when Dr Khan started to think back to the time when he was with Diana that it began to occur
to him that someone may have been trying to listen in to his messages.
“Their friendship was very private and very discreet but he now fears journalists were targeting him in a bid to find out
what was going on.
“He is very angry about it and it just shows goes to show how long ago this activity stretches back.”
Dr Khan, whom the Princess referred to as Mr Wonderful, has described hacking as a violation and is pursuing News
International for substantial damages.
When he first learned that he may have been a victim of hacking last year, he said: “To know that someone has been
listening to your private messages it awful. It’s absolutely terrible. It feels as if you have been robbed. I feel really
violated. I am very angry.”
He has vowed to seek the maximum compensation he can achieve donate it to the heart unit he has set up in his native
Dr Khan met Diana in 1995 when she was visiting the Royal Brompton Hospital where a friend was recovering from
They began a discreet two year affair which he ended just months before her tragic death in Paris in August 1997.
He later moved to Malaysia before returning to Pakistan where he has set up a specialist heart clinic for children in his
hometown of Jhelum.