Charlotte Tyler
September 2, 2023

Secret Princess Diana tapes audio reminds us what she called her marriage to Charles 'ridiculous' and that Charles was 'disappointed' about Harry

Never-before-heard recordings of Princess Diana describing her "ridiculous" marriage to now-King Charles III have been released 26 years after her untimely death, according to a report by the New York Post.

First-ever release of tapes recorded by author Andrew Morton for his 1992 book Diana: Her True Story will be included in the forthcoming documentary, Diana: The Rest of Her Story.

In a Friday Good Morning America excerpt, the People's Princess describes her eccentric marriage to Charles, now 74.

The late princess called the whole marriage "ridiculous,” as is heard in the recordings. She also states that the former Prince of Wales was "disappointed" to learn that their youngest son, Prince Harry, was not a female, according to the tapes.

Diana, who passed away in 1997 at the age of 36, stated on record that Charles expressed his sorrow to her stepmother at Harry's 1984 baptism.

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“My husband won’t even talk to Mummy, barely,” she says. “Because of Harry’s christening, Charles went up to Mummy and said, ‘You know, we were so disappointed, we thought it would be a girl.’

“And Mummy snapped his head off,” she continues, “and said, ‘You should realize how lucky you are to have a child that’s normal.'”

“Ever since that day, the shutters have come down,” she adds. “That’s what he does when he gets somebody answering back at him.”

Argument for the Tapes Being Heard

Tom Jennings, the producer of the forthcoming documentary special, told GMA that “it is important as part of Diana’s legacy to allow more of those tapes to be heard.”

As heard in audio excerpts of the princess released on Friday, the upcoming film will also explore Diana's relationship with her stepmother, Raine Spencer.

“I was so angry,” Diana says in one. “I said, ‘I hate you so much. If you only knew how much we all hated you for what you’ve done. You ruined the house. You spent daddy’s money. I have said everything I possibly could.’ Raine said, You have no idea how much pain your mother put your father through.’

“I said, ‘Pain, Raine? It’s one word you don’t even know how to relate to,” she adds. “‘In my job I see people suffer like you never see. You call that pain? I said you’ve got a lot to learn.’ I remember really going for her gullet.”

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