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Artist or CreatorMac [Stan McMurtry]
Title or Caption'Will you tell him or shall I? William is on a mugging charge and Harry's joined Al Qaeda.'
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Published byDaily Mail
Date17 Mar 2003
Embedded text or transcriptPeat Inquiry
Diana sex tapes shock
Person DepictedCharles (Philip Arthur George) (1948-); Prince of Wales
NotesNews: 17 March: Video tapes featuring the Princess of Wales talking frankly about the most intimate areas of her life are at the centre of a bitter legal battle. The 'dynamite' diaries were discovered two years ago when detectives raided the house of her former butler, Paul Burrell, and are being held by Scotland Yard. Now the man who made them - the princess's former voice coach Peter Settelen - is demanding their return. He claims to own the copyright on the videos and says he will sue unless seven three-hour tapes found in Mr Burrell's loft are handed over. Mr Settelen in turn faces a counteraction by the Spencer family, who are trying to acquire them as executors of Diana's will. Although it publicly denies any knowledge of the tapes, St James's Palace is said to be terrified they could be made public and is desperate to see them destroyed. In all, 16 tapes were made of the princess describing her failed marriage and treatment at the hands of the Royal Family. They were recorded by Mr Settelen during the early 1990s at Kensington Palace, when the Princess employed him as her ' personal communications adviser' to help improve her public speaking. While seven were passed on to Mr Burrell, the whereabouts of the other nine are unknown. Some suggest that, following Diana's death, Prince Charles ordered his right-hand man Michael Fawcett to burn them in the gardens at Highgrove. [Daily Mail]
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