Diana’s lovers, the mistreatment of the Duchess of Sussex and her quarrel with Prince William’s wife are some of the stories that former workers exposed in a new book that reveals what happens behind the walls of Kensington Palace.
Lady Diana sunbathing naked or the real reason for the fight between Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle are some of the stories revealed in the pages of the explosive book “Kensington Palace: An Intimate Memoir From Queen Mary To Meghan Markle “, where several former employees of the palace told the best-kept secrets of the most prominent personalities of the British royal family.
Very little escapes the attention of employees at Kensington Palace, including rivalries, lovers, and explosive marital fights. Different generations of royals , from Princess Diana to Meghan Markle, have been guests of the royal residence, located in London. ” You couldn’t hide anything from anyone,” a former staff member told British author Tom Quinn, whose book will be released later this month.
However, when Princess Diana lived there, she always tried to hide what was happening. “His efforts were futile. We were simply pretending that nothing was wrong or that we had seen nothing , ”the former employee told the author, who has forwarded some significant excerpts from the publication to the British tabloid Daily Mail.
But she was not the only member of the royal staff who knew that art dealer Oliver Hoare, one of Diana’s lovers, had been caught naked, hidden behind a flower pot in one of the dazzling halls of Kensington Palace. Or the fact that Princess Margaret, who lived in huge apartment 1A with Lord Snowdon, was teasing her husband. Or, in fact, the real reasons why Prince Harry’s wife, Meghan Markle, quarreled with her brother’s wife, Kate Middleton.
The staff of the late Princess Diana of Wales reported that she liked nude sunbathing in her garden that was not as private as she thought. She believed the area was safe even from helicopters, until the princess was informed that many of the helicopters had high-resolution binoculars. But one day, two builders were able to see the Lady Diana herself without clothes while tanning.
When Prince Charles and Diana Spencer married in 1981, they moved into two apartments, known as 8 and 9. According to a former Kensington worker, the marriage didn’t even have a happy start. ” There is a myth that Carlos and Diana lived happily in this beautiful palace, at least during their first years together, but in reality, they could be heard fighting almost from the day they moved in.”
Kensington Palace, of course, was also the scene of many of Diana’s loves. Recalling two of these, a former employee said: ‘Diana became seriously obsessed with Oliver Hoare, almost to a point of derangement. She was walking around Kensington in disguise, looking for phone booths from which she made hundreds of calls. “ And added:” The matter was finally over. But it must have been heartbreaking for Diana when a small package arrived: it contained a beautiful pair of cufflinks from her deceased father who had given Hoare away. “
Her final relationship with millionaire Dodi Al Fayed was unpopular with staff because of her mistreatment of them. “Diana was so nice that she was going to see anyone Dodi had yelled at or been rude to and apologized for.”
The scandal also features the latest generation of royalty.
Along with the majority of the palace’s incoming residents, William and Kate simply refused to settle for the apartments they were given and made several renovations and moved much of their equipment to an unoccupied area of the palace. Regarding the arrival of the Dukes of Cambridge, the former employees highlight Kate’s kindness with them and, above all, with Meghan Markle: “ She is kind to her staff, in general, and was very warm to Meghan when she arrived. ” Says one of them.
They claim that when the Duchess of Sussex moved to Harry’s residence on the grounds of Kensington Palace, Kate was very welcoming and that both couples had gotten along well at first. But ” although Harry loved his house on that land, Meghan was aware that it was small compared to the vast apartment complex where Kate and William lived ,” they reveal.
Kate was horrified when Meghan yelled at a member of her staff; that was definitely the beginning of the discussions that led to the departure of Kensington Palace to Frogmore Cottage, “ said a former employee.
Quinn explains that Meghan – who quickly earned unflattering nicknames from the staff – exaggerated haughtiness; On the one hand, she wanted to be like Diana, the princess of the village, and on the other, she wanted people to stand up when they snapped their fingers. After receiving a series of severe reprimands from Meghan, some palace employees seemed relieved when she and Harry moved to Elizabeth II’s residence on the grounds of Windso r Castle , where they only lived for a few months for her resignation from the royal family and subsequent move to Canada, and now to Los Angeles.