The Princess and The Press: A look back at the infamous 1995 Panorama Interview!

The intimate documentary was unprecedented, with no royal speaking so candidly to the press before – although there were some reports Diana went on to regret ever doing the interview.

Princess Diana was both praised and condemned for her decision to allow the cameras into her crumbling marriage and private life.

The most infamous section of the infamous 1995 interview was Diana discussing Camilla Parker-Bowles, and her body language does not hide her thoughts.

Body Language Expert Judi James explained: “The line ‘There were three of us in this marriage’ does sound like a political sound bite but her strength of feeling creates an eye cut-off, where she looks down to hide her feelings.

“She refers to Charles with care and a lack of open bitterness but two micro-gestures suggest negative emotions when his name comes up. Her mouth drops and there is a display of the lower teeth suggesting a jaw-jut that is often a sign of anger and a desire to fight.

“Compared to her more open hostility to the press which she accuses of ‘harassment’ and where the anger is visible in her eyes and she even employs a raised index finger of command and control though, any anger about Charles is easily suppressed.”

Surprisingly, despite the acrimonious relationship between them, Judi said Diana’s body language did not show too much bitterness towards Prince Charles.

Judi said: “She was accused of putting the boot in by implying he would never be king but her words are cleverly caring at this point and she does seem to be concerned for his personal struggle rather than starting rumours to be deliberately vengeful.

“Of course she looks like a woman who knew the impact of every word she spoke in this interview but she also looks honest and genuinely strong and determined.

“She could have wept to try to gain sympathy and she could have shown open anger about Camilla but she opted for a calm, rational and measured delivery instead, suggesting her core goal was to dispel any rumours about a weak woman with acute emotional problems.”

Surprisingly, despite the acrimonious relationship between them, Judi said Diana’s body language did not show too much bitterness towards Prince Charles.

Credit: Excerpted from The UK Express 2017


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The Cutest Troopie: Our Princess Diana article today is from May 1988!

Starting today we are going to be posting a series of different Princess Diana articles to help all our worldwide friends and fans endure isolation due to the Covid-19 Virus.   Please enjoy and we will endeavor to read and respond to all requests and comments!  If you have an article to share we will post it!

A Replica of Princess Diana’s Pink Suit Ensemble by Catherine Walker up for Auction in March 2020




A Catherine Walker pale-pink linen ensemble, Spring-Summer 1988, labelled, identical to the one worn by Princess Diana. comprising: mid-length fluted skirt, matching jacket with concealed button fastenings and shoulder pads, waist 74cm, 29in, bust 92cm, 36in (2) Princess Diana was photographed wearing an identical ensemble to attend the Queen Mother’s birthday celebrations at Clarence House, London, in August 1988.

It must have been a favourite outfit because she also wore it on two further occasions – on a State visit to Abu Dhabi, 15 March 1989, where she watched a camel race in the desert at Al Ain and to Wembley Stadium, May 14, 1988, to watch the FA Cup final (Liverpool v Wimbledon).

Although identical, this is categorically not the ensemble worn by the Princess.

Kerry Taylor Auctions, London