It seems an unlikely pairing, however, Diana and Freddie bonded together over their love of Golden Girls on the television. The pair would often meet to watch the show and drink champagne before causing “mischief” together.
In 2013 actress Cleo Rocos revealed that the princess had once spent the day with her and the iconic rockstar watching the show.
“The group spent the afternoon drinking champagne in front of reruns of The Golden Girls with the sound turned down and improvising show dialogue with a much naughtier storyline,” she told Vanity Fair.
“After asking about the group’s plans that night, Diana, in full mischief mode, insisted on joining.”
Diana and Freddie bonded together over their love of Golden Girls on the television.
The princess sneaked into a south-London gay bar, Royal Vauxhall Tavern.
Also involved in the frivolous activities was actor Rupert Everett, who tried to dissuade the princess from going out to a gay nightclub.
Both Cleo and Rupert were worried that Diana would be caught out by paparazzi if she were to head out into town.
However, Freddie had the deciding vote as he told the group: “ Go on, let the girl have some fun.”
Later they sneaked the princess into a south-London gay bar, Royal Vauxhall Tavern.
The princess wed Prince Charles in 1981 and quickly catapulted into being world famous
Diana was luckily not spotted by any of the public as she blended into the background wearing an army jacket, cap and sunglasses.
“When we walked in … we felt she was obviously Princess Diana and would be discovered at any minute.
“But people just seemed to blank her. She sort of disappeared. But she loved it,” Cleo added.
The princess wed Prince Charles in 1981 and quickly catapulted into being one of the most recognisable women on the planet, which meant that she was continually followed by paparazzi.
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The press would often follow Diana where she went
Following their divorce, Diana enjoyed spending time at her Kensington Palace.
Following their divorce, Diana enjoyed spending time at her Kensington Palace residence but grew unnerved as she was convinced there were spy cameras throughout the home.
A lot of issues the princess had with the royal family were because she felt spied upon and it is natural she wanted to enjoy letting her hair down with friends.
In his book, Diana: Her True Story, Andrew Morton recalls her mention of the spy cameras around Kensington Palace.
“She remembers the occasion well, driving out of the claustrophobia of Kensington Palace with its spy cameras, watchful courtiers and prison walls to her favourite stretch of beach on the Dorset coast,” He wrote.
Princess Diana and Charles relationship
There were of course also revelations that “three people” were involved in Diana’s marriage to Prince Charles, that resulted in her developing the eating disorder bulimia.
In the Morton biography, he detailed her suicide attempts, self-mutilation and depression.
Eventually, therapist, Dr Alan McGlashan was brought in to see the princess but she rejected him.
Her changing moods while worrying about Charles’s suspected affair with Camilla made her extremely emotional.
Eventually therapist Dr Alan McGlashan was brought in to see the princess but she rejected him.
Diana also feared that the royal family were trying to “sedate” her, wrote royal author Bedell Smith.
At the end of their relationship, the couple were living in separate bedrooms.
At Highgrove, Bedell Smith wrote: “that entailed Charles moving into a dressing room to sleep on a single bed, along with a well-worn teddy bear,”
Published at Wed, 13 May 2020 00:15:00 +0000