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Tapes Reveal Why a Pregnant Diana Threw Herself Down the Stairs 

Princess Diana threw herself down a flight of stairs while four months pregnant to get Charles’ attention.

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Princess Diana accompanied by her son Prince William, arrives at Wimbledon’s Centre Court on 2 July 1994 (Photo: Reuters)

Princess Diana’s troubled life with Prince Charles is a topic that will always garner interest, even twenty years after her death.

While many know about her unhappy life with Prince Charles after his affair with Camilia Parker, what many do not know are the lengths she went to in order to get her husband’s attention, even before the affair.

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Diana supposedly threw herself down a flight of stairs while four months pregnant with William in Sardingham in 1982 to get Charles’s attention, who said ‘she was crying wolf’ over her mental health.

This revelation is attributed to the republication of Andrew Morton’s book Diana: Her True Story for which Diana had recorded her thoughts and side of the story in tapes. Although Diana had insisted that her involvement in the process be kept a secret, the book is now being republished with transcripts of the tapes.

In the third extract of the tapes accessed by the Daily Mail, Diana says:

When I was four months pregnant with William I threw myself downstairs, trying to get my husband’s attention, for him to listen to me. 

When she told Charles that she was desperate, he said, “You are always doing this to me,” and walked out on her to go riding.

So I threw myself down the stairs. The Queen comes out, absolutely horrified, shaking – she was so frightened. 

Upon throwing herself down the stairs, Diana realised that she might not lose her baby, even though she was quite bruised around her stomach.

When he came back, you know, it was just dismissal, total dismissal. He just carried on out of the door. 

The tapes also reveal Diana’s struggle with bulima, insomina, her distance from Charles and several other controversies that had marred her life.

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