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Di Another Day

by | 11th, November 2003

‘WHEN Paul Burrell opens his mouth, it is as if Princess Diana lives again.

‘I wish that little creep would stop following me’

Her ex-butler has now taken on the role of the Queen of Hearts’ representative on earth – so this morning we learn the princess’s thoughts on the storm engulfing the monarchy.

‘Burrell: Diana Believed The Valet,’ says the Mirror headline, ‘…and the Palace has let down the Prince.’

However, if you assumed that this means that Princess Diana believed the allegations against her husband and a servant (which we can’t repeat for legal reasons), you would be wrong.

Burrell, despite being entrusted with the Princess’s innermost thoughts on everything else, is not privy to what Diana thought about that incident.

But he does know that Diana believed every word of valet George Smith’s claim that he was raped by another servant.

‘He is a good man and an old friend, who doesn’t have a bad bone in his body,’ says Burrell (with an unfortunate turn of phrase).

‘But he, like myself, will stand up for what he believes is right and wrong.’

And because it hurts too much to sit down.

Of course, the fact that Diana believed Smith’s allegations do not make them true – after all, this is a woman who was a keen student of astrology and enjoyed throwing herself down the stairs.

And the Sun, pitching its tent firmly in Prince Charles’ camp, is not taking the word of a dead princess (especially one whose thoughts have been confided to a rival newspaper).

In a piece of breath-taking hypocrisy, the paper calls on the rest of Fleet Street to lay off the man who would be king.

‘If you tell a big enough lie often enough, people will believe it’s the truth,’ says the paper – and it should know.

‘That’s the terrible position Prince Charles finds himself in. A ridiculous rumour about his sexuality has been fanned by the oxygen of publicity until it is an inferno that threatens the whole future of the heir to the throne.’

And who lit the match?’

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