Princess Diana: The truth about her relationship with Hasnat Khan
Diana, Princess of Wales photographed with Dodi Al Fayed while on holiday in He was Dr Hasnat Khan, a Pakistani heart surgeon from a wealthy and very . as a global humanitarian trouble-shooter with Khan by her side. But her relationship with the press was mutually beneficial; the year Diana met Hasnat, , Dr. Hasnat Khan, Princess Diana He had his own issues and she didn't want to give the royal family an excuse to find fault with. the new movie on her life a “betrayal” of the couple's lost love. Speaking of their affair for the first time since Di's death, Hasnat Khan.
The end of the affair In Novemberwhile Diana was in Sydney opening the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, their relationship had finally hit the headlines.
Her callous repudiation of their romance is said to have deeply hurt Khan who refused to speak to her for weeks after the incident. Whimn Meanwhile, he was struggling with his newfound fame. Khan would later tell police of that time: They visited old girlfriends, my medical school, and retired professors whom I had known. In January of she had flown to Angola to help a Red Cross anti-landmine campaign. In what would become another famous image, she donned a helmet and vest and with an expert navigated an only partially cleared field of landmines.
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The iconic image of Diana amidst a field of landmines in Angola. Whimn Diana is said to have started envisaging becoming as a global humanitarian trouble-shooter with Khan by her side.
They would be, she hoped, the ultimate philanthropic power couple. They could save lives and make it a better world. While Diana pressed for a public commitment, Khan was said to have finally decided there was no way they could be together. There are conflicting reports about when exactly their relationship ended. There have been some suggestions he ended things during a night-time walk through Hyde Park, while other reports have said that it was she, frustrated and deeply hurt by his reluctance to commit, who broke up with him.
Sunshine and billionaires Whatever the reason, Diana was heartbroken by the end of their affair. Struggling with the split, she decided to get away. She had first entertained the idea of spending time in the Hamptons with billionaire Teddy Forstmann, however ironically, security concerns put paid to that.
Within days of arriving at the villa, al Fayed is said to have summoned his son Dodi, who was engaged to model Kelly Fisher, to help entertain the Princess. Quite when their relationship became romantic is unclear. Whimn On August 9, their romance was out in the open. There are suggestions that Diana herself called the paparazzo who got the first shots of she and Dodi kissing, with the goal of making Khan jealous.
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Rumours of cocaine use and bankruptcy swirled around Dodi making him a totally unacceptable companion in the eyes of her friends and her mother Frances Shand Kydd. Soon, Diana headed off on another cruise, this time with old friend Rosa Monckton. Rather than Dodi, it was Hasnat that she could not stop talking about, it has been reported. Diana holidaying on the Mediterranean.
Whimn By August, Diana was back on the Jonikal and Dodi was nothing short of extravagant, giving her Bulgari jewellery and in, one instance, buying her armfuls of cashmere jumpers in every colour the store had available.
Facing relentless paparazzi dogging their every move, Diana and Dodi flew by private plane to Paris. She is said to have been deeply upset that he had demanded their driver speed up to evade the press.
Dodi and Diana walk through the lobby of the Ritz Hotel in Paris. She was crying and had been genuinely frightened for her own safety and that of the paparazzi.
Late that night, they dined at the Ritz before getting into a Mercedes driven by Henri Paul and with bodyguard Trevor Reese-Jones in the front seat. He was the only one wearing a seat belt. Hotel Ritz security video taken hours before Diana's death.
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Within hours, she would be dead. One week later, he would later attend her funeral, a solitary figure in sunglasses. Photos Remembering Princess Diana But her relationship with the press was mutually beneficial; the year Diana met Hasnat,coincided with the explosive "there were three of us in this marriage" interview she gave to the BBC's Martin Bashir.
In Hasnat, Diana found comfort. As a friend of hers told me recently, "She was extremely lonely by the time they met. She had lost everything and because things had gotten so bad with Charles, she didn't know who to trust.
He was different and she knew she could rely on him. There were clandestine meetings at his flat and also Kensington Palace, and she even introduced him to Prince William and Prince Harry; however, not many other people got to meet him, as Hasnat would often sneak past the royal security guards by hiding in the trunk of a car.
In an exhaustive statement given to the final inquest into her fatal car crash, Hasnat described how being together exposed the woman, who once thought she would be queen, to the normality of everyday life: For example, we once went to the pub together and Diana asked if she could order the drinks because she had never done so before.
She really enjoyed the experience and chatted away happily to the barman.
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On another occasion we had to queue to get into Ronnie Scott's jazz club. She later said she loved queuing as you get to meet so many people. We Feel We Owe It to Her In the limited time they were together, they discussed marriage, the possibility of moving in and all the usual things lovers contemplate when considering a future.
But, in the summer ofit all came crashing down and they decided to split. In the years since, it is often written that Hasnat was "the love of her life" but was unable to handle the public attention which accompanied her fame or bridge the cultural divide between her English aristocrat and his Pakistani upbringing. The doomed circumstances have always fascinated me, the idea that Diana could have died while in the middle of trying to make her ex jealous by publicly dating international playboy Dodi.
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What led to her decision to be in Paris on the night she died? Was it really her way of taking revenge and trying to get Hasnat back? And was there a possibility that, if she hadn't been in the car that night, Diana and Hasnat would have found a happier ending?
But as I started contacting Diana's circle of friends, a different version of her story began to emerge. Diana is the one who actually decided they weren't suited. It had nothing to do with religion or her fame.
She didn't think he would be the best person to help co-parent William and Harry. She didn't think Hasnat was a suitable father figure. He had his own issues and she didn't want to give the royal family an excuse to find fault with whoever she chose to end up with.