The Queen was concerned of Princess Diana after her marriage with Prince Charles failed, close friend reveals
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was believed to have shown deep concern towards the Princess Diana after her marriage to Prince Charles broke apart, Harry Herbert, a close friend of Diana’s revealed.
A report on the Daily Mirror revealed that while many believed that Her Majesty and the Princess of Wales had a strained relationship, Her Majesty asked Harry Herbert once while he was on a visit to Balmoral in 1992 how Diana was coping.
In an interview with ITV documentary makers, Herbert divulged for the first time his deep friendship with the late Princess of Wales.
“The Queen wanted to talk to me about it because she was so worried. She was so, you know, worried about Diana,” Herbert revealed.
“And the Queen wanted to know how was Diana feeling – and was it as bad as it was. And it was a sad discussion – a sad moment really because that was everything at its worst,” he continued.
Herbert’s father, Henry Herbert, the late 7th Earl of Carnarvon, was a friend of the Queen. He also used to run the Queen’s racing stables.
Herbert recalled the first time he met Diana, describing her as a “vision of beauty,” who was so “full of laughter and energy.” Herbert said that Diana made a “big impact” to him during their first meeting.
“I’m sure my shot was violently hooked or sliced but we became great friends from that moment,” he said.