Princess Diana Pulled A Cheeky Trick To Dodge An Interview With Oprah Winfrey

Princess Diana wasn’t a fan of Oprah Winfrey

Princess Diana apparently didn’t want to do an interview with Oprah Winfrey when approached for it. Details of the Princess’s little ‘prank’ were revealed in royal historian Robert Lacey’s updated version of his book, ‘Battle of Brothers’.

What happened between Princess Diana and Oprah Winfrey?

According to Lacey’s book, Princess Diana “never had much time for” Oprah Winfrey. The chat show host was eager to do an interview with the late Princess of Wales and had even flown all the way to London from America to convince her for it.


One night, when Oprah Winfrey was about to have lunch with Princess Diana, the former showed off her weight loss with her new diet. This prompted the Princess to ask her personal chef Darren McGardy to prepare his special tomato mousse. The broadcaster had apparently asked the Princess about how she managed to maintain her figure inspite of eating such rich food.

To which Princess Diana replied that she ate small portions and worked out regularly.


When in reality, the Princess had asked her chef to serve her the fat-free version of the dish and give Oprah Winfrey a full-fat version with heavy cream and mayonnaise. This was pretty much the late Princess of Wales’ way of telling Oprah that she had no intention of doing the interview with her.

Why didn’t the late Princess want to do an interview with Oprah?

“Diana never did tell the truth. Diana felt very uncomfortable with Oprah. She thought that Oprah was only after sensationalism – like when she interviewed Fergie about her book, and all she wanted to talk about was Diana,” said Simone Simmons, a friend of the Princess who in turn told it to Lacey.

Apparently, Princess Diana felt that Oprah Winfrey only wanted to have her in her show because she was running after increased TV ratings, rather than being genuinely interested in the Princess or her life.

Oprah Winfrey’s chat with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Recently, Oprah Winfrey sat down for a chat with late Princess Diana’s son Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle, earlier this year. In the interview, Meghan Markle opened up about how she suffered mentally when she was a part of the Royal family. She claimed that she even considered taking her own life at that point. The interview also revealed the Royal Family’s concerns with the skin color of Markle and Prince Harry’s son, Archie.


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