(Date Posted:15/10/2005 02:04:56)
Diana feared for her own life making no secret of the fact with her close friends and talking to both Dodi and his
father at length about her suspicions that certain royals and the establishment wanted her dead or in some
manner out of the way as she was a problem to them.
Statements from her to them being matter of fact as if she felt it of no great surprise to her but shocking those she
told ..... ..."The family knows I've done my duty. I've provided an heir and even a spare for the "House of Windsor "
and some members of the family would happily be rid of me. I've become a nuisance and some believe I would be
better out of the way."
These fears becoming most real to her after the birth of Harry in 1984 and which were with her until her death
thirteen years later. After her death within months it was for the establishment as if Diana had not existed, her
apartments at Kensington Palace stripped bare, the furniture removed to St. James Palace for the Princes William
and Harry, her clothes burnt or sent to Althorp for her brother's museum to her memory. Everything, even the light
bulbs and plants in her home of Apartments 8 and 9, destroyed along with personal documents and papers that
had belonged to her. Every effort made to erase her memory but as proven even today an impossible goal for
them to ever succeed in achieving. Diana proving to be unforgettable!
In the late 1990's so convinced of her suspicions Diana decided to rewrite her last will and testament as divorced
from "H.R.H.The Prince of Wales" she wanted to ensure that "Prince Harry" was financially provided for so he
would be wealthy in his own right and not in need of the royals for support in any way knowing that William as a
future Monarch had his destiny mapped out for him with all the fortune that he'd need inherited with the position.
This being also the reason that Diana confided so many secrets with her trusted butler and friend Paul Burrell
knowing that if anything happened to her, someone would know the truth about many things that from others she
was secretive with and deliberately kept hidden. At his own trial in October 2002, accused of having stolen items
belonging to his late employer, he'd explained in his defence that he'd removed certain things to his home in
Cheshire, 120 miles outside London in safe- keeping for her sons in the future but also many of these personal
papers were damaging to the royals and he knew that they'd conveniently disappear had he not retrieved them
proven in his discovery after her death of her mother and sister Sarah shredding personal documents and letters
belonging to Diana.
A trial that was suddenly stopped from proceeding by the Queen's personal intervention as he was about to
present in detail the evidence in his own defence, a chance the royals could not afford to take, even in death
Diana proving to have power over them. The "Queen" knowing how much in her life the princess had confided in
someone she called " My Rock ", who knows what royal secrets would have been forced to have become public
knowledge from him to escape a prison sentence himself. His formal arrest had been the request of both her
sister Sarah and Prince Philip who wanted letters written to her personally by them in her last years retrieved from
him, fearing that they fall into the wrong hands, the media by example and printed, the ones from the Philip being
particularly cruel and personally insulting. Suggestions being made to remove herself from the royal family or face
the consequences, that her behaviour publicly disgraced the family, that the Morton book that she'd helped in
writing via personally voiced cassette tapes sent to Andrew was a catalogue of lies and deceit even labelling her a
Diana believed that the Royals wanted at the least for her to be uninvolved with her sons as there were fears that
her rebellious and independent ways would influence them against the Monarchy and its archaic ways, that her
anti-royal views would be ones they'd adopt themselves which would be disastrous and might even lead to the
destruction of the House of Windsor. Diana's fears of her removal by " them ", Diana never giving names, was a
reason why for almost a decade she'd not agreed to a formal separation or divorce from Charles feeling that she
would then be an open target for something happening to her. Eventually after pressure from many sources and
particularly from the "Queen", someone Diana always had respect for, though neither ever personally forming a
close bond, sharing no mutual interests, Diana had agreed to the divorce in 1996 and a year later was dead!
(See addendum on Diana's views below.)
Knowing her personal power, Diana had the upper hand in the divorce settlement. The divorce, making Diana an
unofficial royal, it was thought would allow attention to be given to Charles and even the Monarch herself that
Diana had so easily stolen from them since 1981 when she'd first appeared on the scene and had increased
alarmingly in their eyes over the years. Diana had wanted to write her own story, her personal viewpoints on
everything in print ... ( something she has now done with "She Won't Go Quietly" ( The Uncensored Diana
channeled to Andrew Russell - Davis and "The Princess and The Peon" : An Uncommon Conversation With The
Late Princess Diana channeled to Rose Campbell ) ... but she knew that if the royals had found out her intention
of doing so, she'd be stopped in her tracks. Considering then hiring a writer she realised that this strategy would
not work either, nor to ask someone to write her autobiography as this would be seen to have been her own idea
but if someone wrote a book referring to her in the third person, the public just might accept it as being authentic
and it would escape censure from the royal family.
Diana would herself speak on cassettes which would then be given to the author which is what happened and the
book "Diana - Her True Story "was written by Andrew Morton. Diana hoped that in speaking through its pages
she'd make clear how she saw her life as "H.R.H. Princess Diana of Wales" so spoke openly of everything in detail
but knowing that the facts would prove damaging to the royals, within days of the book being available it sold out
and turned the public against Charles and the royals winning the people over to her side as Diana had intended it
would. Everywhere Diana appeared publicly after its publication support for her more evident than ever in sharp
contrast to Charles who even found himself being publicly booed and humiliated. The establishment did its best to
discredit the book as a complete fabrication of an authors wildest imaginings but the public who loved and adored
Diana ensured it became a best seller, convinced of the facts within it being real and true, fascinated and
appalled at the personal suffering that had been endured by the fairy tale princess. It has since been revealed
that with certain truths, much of what is written in the book is invention, fabrication or exaggeration of events by
her but its intention to undermine the Monarchy and destroy Charles' reputation succeeded!
Diana' s fears for her personal safety and well- being very real, knowing that as allies on the royals side were the
establishment, the Church of England, the government and the Armed Forces and she by comparison having no
power of comparison unless she ensured the complete support, love and affection of the masses, the people and
in writing a book about her life seeing this as the most powerful way of getting this and Diana's instinct proved
correct but this and later her interview on " Panorama " where this time in person publicly she spoke out about
everything gave her reasons for the very real suspicions and fears expressed by her so openly, Diana by nature
A narrative from Paul Burrels book " A Royal Duty " :
"It is naive of anyone to think that the princess, from the moment she married Prince Charles, would not have had
her telephone calls bugged, or that the associations she made were not checked. It is a matter of routine that
members of government and the Royal Family are monitored. She knew that. So, in that regard, "the powers"
were discreetly at work in all my years at Highgrove and Kensington Palace. She made me constantly aware of it,
and the need to be vigilant. If there was one thing about life at KP the princess loathed it was the inescapable
feeling of constantly being listened to or watched. It was one of the reasons why she shed her police protection.
She didn't trust the police as tools of the state. In fact, she had a deep~seated suspicion about anything and
everything to do with the state. When both of us were away from the palace, she even suspected that listening
devices had been planted in apartments 8 and 9. Once, both of us moved all the furniture to one side in her
sitting room and rolled up an Aztec~style rug, the blue fitted carpet and its underlay. Then, we prised up the
floorboards with screwdrivers. She was convinced there were listening devices in the palace but we found nothing.
She worried about devices being placed in plug sockets, light switches or lamps. Some will dismiss this kind of
worrying as outright paranoia. If such worries were in isolation and devoid of rational reasoning, I would tend to
agree. But the critics who were far too eager to dismiss her as paranoid didn't realise she had good reason to be
concerned. She was being cautious, not paranoid, because she was acting on sound information received from
someone who had worked for the British intelligence services; a man whose expertise, advice and friendship the
princess came to rely on.Even another member of the Royal Family warned the princess: "You need to be
discreet, even in your own home, because `they' are listening all the time."
(Date Posted:15/10/2005 04:14:32)
Diana's interest in A.I.D.S. and H.I.V.
Diana was a powerful instrument in A.I.D.S. and it's sufferers becoming treated with more public acceptance and
compassion than had been so before her personal intervention in the cause, one of great personal value to her
initially inspired by her personal friend Adrian Ward-Jackson being a victim of what had been seen as the "Gay
Plague." Adrian was homosexual but as Diana pointed out being the fact, the greater majority of its sufferers
being in the heterosexual communities. Adrian an art dealer and governor of the "Royal Ballet " was also deputy
Chairman of the "A.I.D.S. Crisis Trust in the U.K." and persuaded Diana to help gain the publics acceptance of it
so that people with the disease were no longer ostracised and a better understanding of it be known. Adrian dying
from it was all the encouragement Diana compassionate in nature needed to give the cause her full and
dedicated support and devotion. Diana spent 22 hours at his bedside as he drifted in and out of consciousness in
his final days and upon his death another 7 hours onsoling his grieving family.
Later keeping six of the charities she supported, this being one of them as she witnessed the ravages of it
affecting people all over the world.Diana declaring this interest to the royals lead to her being ordered by her own
brother-in-law, the Queen's private secretary to abandon the idea immediately as it was not seen as something
that the Monarchy must be seen to be interested or involved in. It was told to her that it wasn't something that
would benefit her public image which made Diana extremely angry and stubborn when she wanted to be
determined in her resolve to support it even more.
Diana showed strength and independence in this decision which worried the royals who had not seen this in the
same way in her before but Diana set about breaking the prejudice held against the disease.Diana opened the
first ward for A.I.D.S. patients in a London hospital in April 1987,the media covering the event amazed themselves
by her show of bravery in meeting the patients themselves nmasked, ungloved, without protective clothing and
shaking hands with one, engaging in actual physical contact ... this was at the time in the early 1980's the
ignorance about the disease and Diana thought to have been an idiot taking such a risk especially as a mother of
This act of touch though was momentous in disproving that it was something contagious by ordinary human
contact. In New York Diana cuddled a baby with the disease removing the stigma attached to it immediately,
radically changing people's perceptions of the disease. Doctors had tried for years to do something Diana
accomplished in moments, something of invaluable worth to the world's population who'se eyes were opened to
the truth and not the fantasy that for years they'd believed to have been real.Diana expressed a wish to be kept
informed of all the latest scientific developments in regards to A.I.D.S. and H.I.V. and cures for them and was
regularly personally briefed about the medical evelopments being made ade by Nick Partridge, Director of the
"Terrence Higgins Trust", a major British A.I.D.S. charity.
Diana wanted to become involved in causes where the sufferers were rejected by society feeling personally able
to relate to them having herself been rejected as a child by her mother and as an adult by oth her husband and
his family. Diana appreciating their understanding, love and acceptance of her asthey embraced her
compassionate loyalty and evotion to them.Diana showing equal compassion to Leprosy sufferers, it not being
widely known that Diana herselfdonated from her own bank account tens of thousands of pounds to the Leprosy
cause as well as her intervention in it personally making it high - profile and not as it had been, hidden and
physical contact with sufferers of the disease again destroying the ignorance about the disease and accused of
being involved in the causes for her own publicity disproven in the fact, many of her visits to hospitals and clinics
forthe victims Diana made in secret, casually dressed and driving herself without police protection, totally relaxed
and informal meetings with people she genuinely cared about.
Later this developed to the wider scale of her personal involvement with the international banning of landmines, a
campaign her interest in helped succeed in achieving it's goal within months of her death and by which time her
next cause planned was to have been her intervention inthe plight of Palestinian refugees in Israel knowing that
being Diana she'd be welcomed and could be helpful in assisting in the problems facing the Middle East which
were of concern to her but tragically something her untimely death in Paris did not allow to make possible for
Diana to do or we might have seen peace there now or at the least a degree of understanding of the physical
suffering that is the direct result of the current conflict, many victims being innocent bystanders as always in
situations like this and as I am certain Diana herself would have made us aware of, children!
Diana's original note to butler Paul
Burrell detailing but one of her
fears...the fear of being killed in a car
accident...a fear that while perhaps
naming the wrong person was indeed
spooky in its prescience given the
events of Aug. 31, 1997.