Recordings Reveal Princess Diana’s Bulimia Started When Prince Charles Called Her ‘A Bit Chubby’

Did an insulting comment from Prince Charles lead Princess Diana to become bulimic?

That’s the damning accusation coming from Diana herself, courtesy of recorded interviews she gave for Diana: Her True Story, the 1992 bestseller by Andrew Morton.

As the Daily Mail reports, the audiotapes — which Diana recorded with a go-between who provided them to Morton — include the late royal candidly discussing the sting she felt at the words of her then-fiance.

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“The bulimia started the week after we got engaged,” she revealed.

“My husband put his hand on my waistline and said: ‘Oh, a bit chubby here, aren’t we?’ and that triggered off something in me,” said Diana.

“The first time I was measured for my wedding dress, I was 29 inches around the waist,” she added. “The day I got married, I was 23-and-a-half inches. I had shrunk into nothing from February to July. I had shrunk to nothing.”

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In addition, she also reveals that she began suspecting Charles was having an affair with his current wife, Camilla Parker-Bowles, immediately after they married.

“We always had discussions about Camilla, though,” stated Diana.

“I once heard him on the telephone in his bath on his hand-held set, saying: ‘Whatever happens, I will always love you.’ I told him afterwards that I had listened at the door, and we had a filthy row.”

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