A Lawyer Presents the Case for the Afterlife




(Date Posted:03/10/2005 17:52:35) SAVED AS 88

" In 1995 I signed my own death warrant and that was in my speaking publicly on a television interview. The interview conducted by Martin Bashir was "Panorama" and something I'd organised and arranged albeit in secret as I knew that obstacles, very real ones would have been put in its way had I spoken openly about even my intentions of it.

As it turned out the repercussions of it were far greater than even I had imagined, knowing naturally that it was going to ruffle certain feathers but not knowing to what extent until after the event when they became all too apparent. Two employees resigning and William greatly upset by it which of course had not been my intention in doing at all as I am sure now that much older and wiser he is well aware of but at the time it did!

Also of course it forced Her Majesty to take the unprecedented move of requesting that the Prince of Wales and I divorce having lived separate lives unofficially since 1985 when our marriage in all but name was dead. It was increasingly noticed and reported how we spent months apart from each other with further revelations that we'd arrive to attend functions from different parts of the country, show a united front at them and leave separately, though often initially sharing a car to a designated area where we'd separate out of the cameras glare.

At times as by example my father's funeral, I resented his being there, complete hypocrisy but at the time necessary for our double act that we'd perfected so professionally! We'd often found ourselves abroad sharing the same hotel but in separate suites on our royal tours and I'd attend one function or other and he another. I plainly drew attention to this fact in visiting the "Taj Mahal" in India alone which had the intended effect, the public exposure our marriage was a sham and something I desperately wanted out of but it was our tour of Korea that provided this final curtain.

Our masks falling, our outward display of unification failing, the show was over! This I have to say was an arrangement that by this time suited us both, we actually couldn't bear to be in each other's company longer than necessary !Something I am so glad to say changed after our divorce when we became much more friendly, something not viewed positively in the royal house but at the same time powerless to change it as proven by the fact that he was so adamant in the organisation of my funeral against their strong opposition to it. The boys had suffered during the marriage emotionally and suffered from our separation and eventual divorce naturally though they're being at boarding school was of tremendous personal benefit to them.

As parents, we loved our children though I have to say that I made sure I was more demonstrative of this and albeit at times unfairly so which is why, I am so glad that today they have such a close and emotional bond with their father.In the interview I was too honest about certain things and of course questioned my husband at the time's ability to rule. knowing the character as I said then and I will reiterate now, it is a responsible role as proven by Her Majesty's lifelong dedication to it and it remains to be seen if the Monarchy, certainly as she is accustomed to it anyway survives her ?

I personally feel there will be great changes implemented to it , welcome and necessary changes so that it has a chance of survival in an ever changing world. I never the less at the time, at the end of my tether and determined to have my say about things, my husband having already done so before me, thought it only fair to tell my side of the story in person as opposed to in script as of course the Morton book had been published though not known that I'd contributed personally to it. I admit I was a woman scorned, a victim as I saw it anyway of a system that I at the time saw no escape from and one which was destroying me piece by piece.

Now you may say that I am all about me, me, me !.... well this site is mine so I naturally speak about how I personally was affected and how I felt about the circumstances albeit not publicised at the time, of my life and make no apologies for doing so, after all it being your choice to read about them or not! During my interview and during his, we both admitted adultery and actually deliberately doing so knowing that the result would mean that as opposed to hiding the fact, we could be honest about our marriage and its having failed. It was after the subsequent divorce and my loss of the official title that I set in motion the circumstances and events which lead me to say I did myself no favours in certain powerful and influential areas in which I was seen as a problem, as a menace and as a liability.

I lost none of the popularity I'd courted with the people with the title, without it, infact it got me the sympathy vote which naturally assisted me in becoming all the more powerful. My ex albeit with his mistress openly did not fair so well and still by many has lost his appeal and certainly respect but under the circumstances, only a fool would expect things to be different but his new wife loves and supports him with the same devotion as she's always felt and that must in some way be of immense comfort to him, his finding and securing lasting emotional stability with her.

Something Harry has recently drawn to people's attention, Papa is happy as naturally my death did affect him as I have said we were friends at the time accepting our finding love relationships elsewhere. Albeit not politically motivated, I became a spokeswoman for people affected by political issues and none so powerful as the "Landmines Campaign" which I had a genuine and humanitarian interest in but which in my drawing attention to it, I'd made enemies in the establishment who openly voiced this in their opinions of me, my being referred to as a " Loose Cannon " being a prime example of this.

I held power and as an unofficial royal could involve myself in political issues and express my heartfelt opinions openly which I did naturally, opinions that made people in certain areas feel extremely uncomfortable and as someone who always believed in and used the strategy of confusing the enemy, there was no way of telling what I would do next. As I'd proved in the arranging of the "Panorama" interview, I was shrewd and quite capable of deception and this made me dangerous.

I was also alive and by this I mean a live wire, at the peak of my health both physically and emotionally, I had abundant energy and vitality and free of the past determined to leave it behind me and enjoy a new life even before meeting Dodi who was as it turned out for me, the icing on the cake, it's heartbreaking for me and I resent people's judgment of our being a relationship of the moment but respect that people are entitled to their own opinions and prejudices and nothing I can say will change that as he and I were denied a future that would have determined the truth about these insinuations made against us and that future!"

*Copyright Andrew Russell-Davis

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