Princess Diana reportedly threw herself down the stairs’ while she was four months pregnant with Prince William.
The Princess of Wales is said to have recorded the account in 1991 as her marriage to Prince Charles began to disintegrate, before sending the tapes to journalist Andrew Morton.
The author used them to write the book ‘Diana: Her True Story’.
In excerpts from the book, which has been reprinted 25 years after its original publication, Diana described her attempts to get Prince Charles to listen to her.
“When I was four months pregnant with William I threw myself downstairs, trying to get my husband’s attention, for him to listen to me,” Diana said, according to the Daily Mail, which is currently serialising the book.
“I had told Charles I felt so desperate and I was crying my eyes out. He said I was crying wolf. ‘I’m not going to listen,’ he said. ‘You’re always doing this to me. I’m going riding now.’
“So I threw myself down the stairs. The Queen comes out, absolutely horrified, shaking — she was so frightened”.