Diana also stated in the tapes she made for Morton’s book that she subtly “changed” what it meant to be in William’s shoes. “People don’t know it, but I am,” she said. “I would never shake their cage, the monarchy, because when I think the mother-in-law has been doing it for 40 years, who am I to come and change her like that?
“But thanks to William learning what I’m doing, and his father to some extent, he has a glimpse of what to expect. He’s not hiding upstairs with the housekeeper. I picked all of them. schools so far, and there has never been any argument. “
Similar to Charles’ thoughts as a young boy about becoming king, William was “terribly embarrassed by it all,” Diana said. “He’s very uncomfortable about it.
At the same time, Diana was in a place, emotionally, where she wanted her ex-husband to go away for good with Camilla Parker-Bowles “and let me and the children carry the name of Wales until the time when William takes the throne. And I would be behind them all along and I can do this job so much better on my own; I don’t feel not trapped. ” She reiterated this to some extent at Bashir in 1995, saying, when asked if she would prefer William to ascend the throne once he is of legal age, “My wish is that my husband finds peace in his life. ‘mind, and other things flow from that, yes. “
These days, however, the role of king is like a hot potato, nothing anyone can admit to wanting to do but a reality one has yet to prepare for.