Princess Diana Exposé to be Published by Former Aide

By: Brian Powell - August 4, 2014

July 29 marked the 33rd anniversary of Princess Diana’s marriage to Prince Charles. Although the couple’s marriage would eventually crumble following the revelation of Charles’s affair with Camilla Bowles-Parker, the royal duo is perhaps one of the most famous couples of all time. And, despite his past actions, it is still quite apparent that Prince Charles never lost his love for Princess Diana, as exhibited by his latest fury concerning the upcoming release of an exposé by the Queen’s former Press Secretary, Dickie Arbiter.

Arbiter joined the staff of the Royal Palace in 1988 and was a member until 2000. During his twelve years of service, Arbiter was privy to all the intimate and confidential details of the royal family. Arbiter became Prince Charles’s confidant while he was struggling with his affair with Camilla Parker-Bowles, and was close enough with the Queen that the two even did the dishes together at one point in time. It was this close relationship with the Queen which gave Arbiter access to such secret information such as the Queen’s opinions on other Prime Ministers and world leaders throughout her reign.

Royal Palace sources have commented on the publishing of the book, stating:

Charles is furious. This man was a trusted friend…He is raking over the breakdown of the marriage and the Prince has been asking aides Why do we have to go through this all again? It is just a case of a man who he thought was a friend and who could be trusted cashing in on the misery of that time. It is disloyal… Arbiter has been told that he does not have official permission to write this book and a legal team has reviewed all his old contracts in a bid to try and find a way to stop it.

While Palace sources state Arbiter is legally bound to not publish the book due to the Official Secrets Act he signed upon becoming an employee of the Royal Palace, Arbiter and his legal team believe that the publishing of On Duty With the Queen does not violate any contractual obligations Arbiter may have: “It is an autobiography – it is about my life. There aren’t any revelations… I left a note at the palace telling them I was doing it. I am not breaching anything.”

On Duty With the Queen certainly promises to be insightful and entertaining due to Arbiter’s position within the Royal Family, but Prince Charles and the Queen cannot help feeling betrayed, especially due to comments once made by Arbiter himself: “Everyone who writes a book is just cashing in. Frankly there is nothing more to write on Diana.”

With the publishing of his book, Arbiter can join the leagues of hypocrites everywhere, as he expects to cash-in a cool £250,000 for his memoirs. On Duty With the Queen is set to be released on October 1, 2014.

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Brian PowellBrian Powell is a contract writer for WebProNews. In his day job, he is a teacher and tutor for The Princeton Review. He also serves as an assistant coach to Transylvania University's Speech and Debate team.

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  • Cher Irwin

    Lady Diana was no lady, in other words. . .

    • Tal Haugen

      She was a GREATMom! Dont you have any feeling at what happened?That she lost her boys and her future over an arrogant Dodi? sHE MADE MISTAKES WE all DO, She was very young; BUT YOU BAD MOUTH HER NOW AND YOU Do NO Service to her sons or grandchild! What is wrong with THAT??

  • Bird

    @ Cher? It sounds like Charles and the Queen are more concerned about what Dickie may say about them…. they couldn’t care less about Diana. Diana was more of a lady than Charles will ever be as a Prince or a King…. more of a “frog” I would think.

    • Cher Irwin

      None of them would take the biscuit at a popularity contest.

  • lindy west

    When it comes to money, morals seem to go out the window. Sad all the way around.

  • nvartist

    I find it extremely disgusting and in poor taste to work for someone and be their confidante and turn on them and write a book to make money for yourself. Despicable.

  • Tal Haugen

    The Princess Deserves to be remembered as the Gracious and Loving Mother and Friend and advocate for those persons who couldnt speak for themselves..Her memory needs to FINALLY be respected not raked over the coals AGAIN! She has a grandson now who deserves to learn of the BEAUTY that will always be his Grandmother! HIS and Her Sons’ Interests STILL have to come first…

    • Cher Irwin

      You’re a dreamer. Lady Diana was a manipulative neurotic who used the press to attack her husband and in-laws. It is pure irony that running from her cats-paw caused her death.

      Such a great mother, huh? If she had stayed home with her children that night, she’d be alive today and have the potential to do genuine good. She could have been grateful for the shower of blessings her life received instead of whining all the time.

  • Rebecca Howell

    I think Diana was murdered because she wanted to marry a Muslim and was becoming too much of a liability.