Princess Diana’s fans thought for many years that she lived the life of a real princess because she was married to Prince Charles, and they lived in a mansion in the United Kingdom. But before she and Prince Charles announced their separation, the late royal gave fans a glimpse of what it was really like living with the British clan.
Princess Diana Afraid Of Queen Elizabeth
Former royal chef Darren McGrady recently revealed that Princess Diana was always stressed while she was still alive. And even dining with Queen Elizabeth gave her a negative feeling.
Since Princess Diana was scared to sit with the queen at the dinner table, she was usually unable to ask the chefs for second or even third servings of their meals.
“I knew the princess would come down to the kitchen for seconds. She was too scared to ask for seconds in front of the queen,” McGrady told Express.
According to the former royal chef, Princess Diana loved to eat the leftovers on the table as long as the queen wasn’t around.
McGrady also revealed that he was so fond of Princess Diana to the point that he always wanted to serve the late royal’s favorite dessert: crepe souffle. The royal chef would usually give the queen two menu options to choose from. And one of his desserts was always something that he knew the monarch wouldn’t like.
Former Royal Chef Darren McGrady Reveals One Inconsistency In Spencer
The former royal chef also weighed in on Sean Harris’ portrayal of McGrady in the movie Spencer. He said that there was one inconsistency even though Harris did a wonderful job.
McGrady said that he never referred to his former boss by her first name. After all, she respected Princess Diana so much that he used to call her Your Royal Highness, according to Cheat Sheet.
Princess Diana Struggled With Bulimia For Years
When Princess Diana was still alive, she shocked the world when she shared her struggles with bulimia. During her conversation with Martin Bashir for Panorama, the mom of two said she struggled with the eating disorder for years, and she kept it a secret from everyone.
“You inflict it upon yourself because your self-esteem is at a low ebb, and you don't think you're worthy or valuable. You fill your stomach up four or five times a day - some do it more - and it gives you a feeling of comfort. It's like having a pair of arms around you, but it's temporarily, temporary. Then you're disgusted at the bloatedness of your stomach, and then you bring it all up again. And it's a repetitive pattern which is very destructive to yourself,” Princess Diana said.
When Bashir asked Princess Diana how often she engaged in the pattern of bulimia, the late royal said that it all depended on the pressure that she was dealing with.
Princess Diana said that she oftentimes feels the need to indulge after a long day filled with encounters with people that are dealing with marital problems and the deaths of their loved ones.
“I'd come home and it would be very difficult to know how to comfort myself having been comforting lots of other people, so it would be a regular pattern to jump into the fridge. It was a symptom of what was going on in my marriage. I was crying out for help, but giving the wrong signals, and people were using my bulimia as a coat on a hanger: they decided that was the problem - Diana was unstable,” Princess Diana said.
Decades later, an investigation is currently taking place over Bashir’s controversial interview with the late royal after it was revealed that Princess Diana was tricked into divulging such important information about her life to the journalist.
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