Diana, Princess of Wales wrote she felt “extremely isolated” and “continuously misunderstood” in a letter that was sent six months before the release of a 1992 biography. The subsequent biography was a shock and the author later revealed that Diana had fed him information.
The hand-written and previously unseen letter was by Diana to a close friend of her, interior designer Dudley Poplak. It’s dated 3 December 1991 and was written on Kensington Palace letterhead.
Dearest Dudley, I did so enjoy our lunch today – it was special for many reasons and in particular our conversation towards the end of our delicious meal.
I do feel extremely isolated more than ever now, as I see what’s coming to this country and this family.
During the last couple of years I have been through a self-development programme which has brought a deep understanding of those who suffer and those who need love and support, wherever its in hospices or in the street.
I feel that you believe in me, Dudley, and you’ve no idea what this means to me as I am continuously misunderstood by those around me.
Please may we continue our conversation in January, when the pace of life isn’t so fast and furious, as I’d care to ask for your advice and relay to you my inner thoughts.
Lots of love from, Diana x.
Dudley Poplak died in 2005 and the letter is being sold by a private collector. A second letter from Diana to Poplak is also on sale, in which she thanks him for sending her a book.
The letter has an estimate of £800. and it is being sold on January 25.