It is well known that the relationship between Queen Elizabeth II (96) and the late Princess Diana (1961-1997) was not the best. A new biography of the Queen now reveals how distraught the monarch was over the behavior of her then-daughter-in-law and how deeply she was saddened by Diana’s death.
Andrew Morton (69) published the book “Diana – Her True Story” in 1992, a bestselling biography about the marriage of the princess to the British heir to the throne, Prince Charles (73). Thanks to information the author had directly from Diana.
Biography wants to show woman behind the crown
Morten is now dedicating himself to Queen Elizabeth in his new biography “The Queen”. The publisher of the book promises that it will take readers “behind the scenes and show the woman behind the crown.”
In view of her jubilee, the journalist reveals that the monarch was “at the end of her tether” when the marriages of her sons Charles and Andrew (62) broke up in the same year. “She wondered when her family and the monarchy would finally have some respite,” the author writes, adding: “In the 1990s, her remarkable poise was challenged more than we can imagine.”
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The author refers to close friends of the British Queen. This time is said to have burdened the Queen so much that she turned to alcohol. “She no longer drank just a dry martini in the evening – her staff noticed that her modest alcohol consumption had increased noticeably.”
Nonetheless, the death of her ex-daughter-in-law in 1997 was a devastating blow to the Queen. Prince Charles and his mother are said to have comforted each other at the time. There was even a “rare moment of affection”. Morton continues: “The Queen ordered a pitcher of tea, but didn’t drink a drop. She, Prince Philip and Prince Charles walked up and down the checkered carpet in the corridor, contemplating what to do next.” (grb)
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