A letter written by the late Princess Diana has appeared online, and it offers an insight into her feelings of isolation and alienation from the royal family.
The sweet Princess who was loved not only by her people but the whole world, died in a tragic car accident, on August 31st, 1997 in Paris. Since then, the public has speculated to the Moon and back about the circumstances of her death. Some say it was a set-up, others simply mourn over the cruel twist of fate.
The letter was written to her friend Dudley Poplak on December 3rd, 1991, a little before her biography written by Andrew Morton in 1992.
The letter also revealed that she and Prince Charles had extra-marital affairs, even while they were married. The Queen famously named the year of 1992 when the book was published as “annus horribilis.”
Her urge to share intimate info about the royal family members is proven in the letter. “I do feel extremely isolated more than ever now, as I see what’s coming to this country and this family,” she wrote.
The late princess also referenced participating in a “self-development program,” which helped her understand the suffering of those much less fortunate, “in hospices or in the street.”
The whole “glum” tone of the letter is only brightened by her friendship with Dudley, to whom she wrote this letter. It was written shortly after a lunch with Dudley along with a few other friends.
“I feel that you believe in me, Dudley, and you’ve no idea what this means to me as I am continuously misunderstood by those around me,” she continued.
Chris Albury, a representative from DWAC (Dominic Winter Auctioneers of Cirencester) believes that the letter is important due to the time when it was written.
It will go up for auction today, January 25th, and is expected to fetch almost £800 ($1000). Till then, here’s a full transcript of the letter that someone has painstakingly written. With a handwriting like that, I would find it hard, but Dudley was someone who knew her.
Read the heartbreaking letter below:
I did so enjoy our lunch today – it was special for many reasons and in particular our conversation towards the end of our delicious meal.
I do feel extremely isolated more than ever now, as I see whats coming to this country and this family.
During the last couple of years I have been through a self-development programme which has brought a deep understanding of those who suffer and those who need love and support, wherever its in hospices or in the street.
I feel that you believe in me, Dudley, and you’ve no idea what this means to me as I am continuously misunderstood by those around me.
Please may we continue our conversation in January, when the pace of life isn’t so fast and furious, as I’d care to ask for your advice and relay to you my inner thoughts.
You are a very dear and special friends, Dudley, & what a happy foursome it was for lunch today – I enjoyed Peter’s/Ian’s sense of humour enormously!!
Lots of love from, Diana x”