PRINCESS Diana had a “schoolgirl crush” on Prince Charles and posted pictures of her future husband above her bed as a teenager, her cousin has claimed.
Ahead of what would have been Princess Diana‘s 60th birthday, her cousin Diana Macfarlane has spoken about the late royal for the first time in a new ITV documentary.
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Princess Diana had a ‘schoolgirl crush’ on her future husband when she was 15, her cousin has claimed[/caption]
While their peers opted to decorate their boarding school bedrooms with photos of musicians, Diana Macfarlane claims her cousin had her eyes set on the future King of England.
She explained: “We all used to have pictures of various pop stars that we liked. The Monkees, Rod Stewart, people like that.”
Describing it as a “childhood crush”, Diana added: “I can tell you she used to have photographs of Prince Charles around her bed at West Heath.
“With Diana it was always pictures of Prince Charles. She had a schoolgirl crush on him for a very long time.”
Diana was just 19 years old when she got engaged to Prince Charles[/caption]
Diana Macfarlane has spoken about her cousin publicly for the first time in a new ITV documentary[/caption]
The late Princess’ cousin says Diana was taken with the “dashing” royal and was 14 or 15 years old at the time.
Before they got into a relationship, Prince Charles briefly dated Diana’s older sister Lady Sarah McCorquodale.
Elsewhere in the documentary, Diana’s friend Dr James Colhurst said he only learnt of her relationship with Charles when she complained about the Royal Family’s expectations of the heir.
After spending the evening with her female flatmates in London, Dr Colhurst recalled: “I was still chatting to them at about quarter past 10 when we heard a powerful engine outside and the next thing we know, she stormed in the door and said ‘they’re working him much too hard.”
Diana airs on ITV tonight at 9pm.
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