He reportedly told the broadcaster that showing controversial tapes will cause distress to Princes William and Harry. (EMPICS Entertainment)" class="Js Enabled_Op(0) Js Enabled_Bg(n) Trsdu(.42s) Bgr(nr) Bgz(cv) Maw(100%)" itemprop="url" style="background-image:url(https://com/ny/api/res/1.2/rb8TNp9i Hzp_HNJWbl LQ3A--/YXBwa WQ9a Glna Gxhbm Rlcjtzb T0x O3c9ODAw/ src="https://com/g/images/spaceball.gif" data-reactid="19"/The recordings were made by her voice coach Peter Settelen at Kensington Palace, but are arguably less revelatory than the Panorama interview in which she admitted adultery that was screened a few years later.There are thought to be 12 video tapes in total and Channel 4 has based its documentary on seven of them, with the rest thought to be missing.THE FIRST biography of Charles Spencer will be published on 21 May - the day after the earl's 34th birthday - and it is not likely to be among his most appreciated presents.The unauthorised book by Richard Barber, a magazine journalist, has already been strongly criticised by a close family member and sets out a picture of a damaged and overly assured man who is often reckless in his handling of other people's feelings.He also, in that speech, laid claim to Diana's descendents, William and Harry, pledging himself, as their "blood family", to continue her ways of raising them."We fully respect the heritage into which they have both been born and will always respect and encourage them in their royal role.Crowds of 600,000 people filled the streets of London to catch a glimpse of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer on their wedding day.
Balcony embrace The newlyweds took the open-topped state landau to Buckingham Palace where they emerged on the balcony at 1310 BST to give the crowds the kiss they had been longing to see.In that moment, if the people of Britain had been responsible for the princes' fate, the boys would have been immediately entrusted to their uncle's care, rather than returned to the austere affections of the royals.Back then, young Prince William looked very like his uncle -- both tall, blond, full of aristocratic dash -- and as the rumours surrounding Diana's death grew increasingly lurid, the Earl was seen as the strongest defence against the lonely fate awaiting the two young men among their father's people.Spencer said he had been a "passionate advocate" for William and Harry not to have to walk behind their mother's body and Princess Diana would not have wanted it."Then eventually I was lied to and told that they wanted to do it, which of course they didn't, but I didn't realise that." A Buckingham Palace spokesman declined to comment.