Stewart Pearce on his collaboration with the late royal icon after she left the royal family.
One of Princess Diana’s most famous quotes is her candid, succinct description of the pain she felt about her relationship with her husband, Prince Charles, and his affair with the woman who would eventually become his second wife, Camilla Parker Bowles: “There were three of us in this marriage,” Diana said, “so it was a bit crowded.”
That line was part of a blockbuster 1995 interview with the journalist Martin Bashir, which was watched by more than 20 million viewers in Britain alone. To the enraptured audience, the Princess of Wales was taking a brave step toward owning her narrative after being defined by the press and the oppressive powers of the royal family. As for Diana herself, she was proud of what she said — but not how she said it.