Bryan Adams Addresses Princess Diana Dating Rumors

Despite appearing to be in a relationship, McMullan claimed the couple were not. PRINCESS Diana's romance with Dodi Fayed was faked and the couple slept in separate bedrooms, an insider has claimed. After Charles confessed in a TV documentary that his marriage had "irretrievably broken down" in 1994, Hewitt gave Pasternak the go-ahead to share his testimony.

"It sells papers," Hewitt told Australia's Sunday Night of the rumors' persistence. In The Crown, Hewitt is dropped off at Kensington secretly—which, indeed, happened. "Hewitt was regularly bundled into car boots and driven to Kensington Palace when their affair ensued," Anna Pasternak, who collaborated with Hewitt on a book, said of their affair in an essay for The Daily Mail. "He told me he was terrified the first night he stayed in Kensington Palace, relieved at least that Charles and Diana had separate bedrooms. Apparently, she had 30 childhood cuddly toys lining the end of her bed."

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In the press, the frisson was blamed for the breakdown of his marriage. Today, he is married to Lisa, the ex-wife of David Cooke, a former rugby union star, and the couple have two children. Post rugby, he founded Will Carling Management Ltd. a corporate hospitality company. One lover who hasn't remained tight-lipped about his relationship with Diana Spencer is Will Carling, the rugby captain with whom she crossed paths in the 1990s.

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"They just clicked. They have the same giggly sense of humor, and they both love ballet and opera and sport in all forms. It's perfect, and they are both over the moon about it." Diana and Fayed first at a polo match in the late '80s, as "The Crown" shows, per Sally Bedell Smith's biography about her. As "The Crown" shows, Fayed and his father executive produced the Oscar-winning movie "Chariots of Fire." He also produced "Breaking Glass," "F/X," "F/X 2," "Hook" and "The Scarlet Letter."

In the summer of 1997, Mohamed Al Fayed invited the Princess of Wales and her sons, Prince William and Prince Harry, to spend time on his yacht, the Jonikal, in the south of France. Diana and Dodi , bodyguard Trevor Rees-Jones and driver Henri Paul, in their Mercedes-Benz S280, shortly before the fatal crash which killed Diana, Fayed and Paul in 1997. Emily Burack (she/her) is the news writer for Town & Country, where she covers entertainment, culture, the royals, and a range of other subjects. Before joining T&C, she was the deputy managing editor at Hey Alma, a Jewish culture site. Diana was linked to art dealer Oliver Hoare in the early '90s; he was spotted at Kensington Palace on numerous occasions. Barry Mannakee was just one romantic interest Diana Spencer had in the 1980s.

'My mother was chased to her death while she was in a relationship with someone who wasn't white,' he said. But Harry said he felt there were parallels in their stories when he followed in his mother's footsteps and began dating a person of colour. Diana died in 1997 alongside Egyptian film producer Dodi Al Fayed, who she had been dating for several months. The Crown treats the couple's mutual infidelity as a reflection of their unhappiness in their arrangement.

It is rumored that some members of the royal family did not approve of the princess's relationship with Dodi. Former Prime Minister Tony Blair revealed in his 2010 memoir that he personally told Lady Di he felt her relationship with Dodi was “a problem,” The Guardian reported. Dodi dated several famous women and was allegedly engaged to model Kelly Fisher at the time he met Diana. There is considerable debate over how serious his relationship with the princess was at the time of their deaths.

"With the media attention came a lot of jealousy. A great deal of complicated situations arose because of that." As was dramatized in season 4 of The Crown, Diana and Charles' presence sparked a media frenzy that reportedly caused tension for the pair. While the couple went on many royal tours overseas during their marriage, including to Italy, Thailand, South Korea and more, their 1983 voyage to Australia and New Zealand proved particularly significant in their relationship. Diana sat alongside her new husband at their first State Opening of Parliament, marking their first major state occasion since their wedding. She opted for a white, puff-sleeve gown with long gloves, while Charles wore full military regalia. The newlyweds kicked off their three-month-long honeymoon with a 12-day cruise aboard the royal yacht Brittania, upon which they traveled to Egypt and the Greek islands.

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The only survivor was bodyguard Trevor Rees-Jones, who was hospitalized for two months with severe injuries. A shrine to Diana and Dodi was erected in Harrods department store after their deaths, with fans flocking to pay their respects. Later, Mohamed commissioned a bronze statue of the ill-fated lovers unveiled in 2005, called Innocent Victims, depicting the two dancing underneath a dove. Following the devastating deaths of Diana and Dodi, Princess Diana’s funeral was televised and watched by an estimated 2.5 billion people around the world.

The two were instantly taken with one another and dated from 1995 until 1997. Diana went as far as to call Khan the "love of her life," and Khan himself commented on their relationship after it ended. However, Diana and Hoare's relationship didn't seem to extend past the physical element.