posted on Oct, 28 2003 @ 08:45 AM
Something really stinks in Denmark.. I mean Britain.
'Smithgate' Royal Rape Tape Could Bring Down The Monarchy
ON 9 October, 1996, I was invited to lunch at Kensington Palace by Diana, Princess of Wales. After being greeted and shown in by her butler, Paul
Burrell, I spent a few happy hours alone with the princess, during which we had a good old gossip amid more serious musings.
I mention my last lunch with Diana only because it was that very month, October 1996, in which Burrell says she wrote the letter predicting her own
death in a car crash.
That detail, tucked away amid last week’s lurid revelations, surprised me. Diana was not in paranoid mode that day, or at that stage of her life. Far
from it. Now that her divorce was final, she was at last relaxed and happy.
It was the previous autumn that she had felt most under threat, living in such fear of the Royal machine that she gave her notorious Panorama
interview, thus reminding the Royals of the huge scale of her public following, and strengthening her hand in the ensuing divorce negotiations.
As the Burrell saga grinds on, it’s a minor detail. I have no doubt of the letter’s authenticity, I merely think he’s got the wrong October. The real
point, as Burrell’s book is published worldwide, is that he and Diana between them still have the power to bring down the monarchy.