Princess Diana ‘really envied’ Sarah Ferguson’s ‘sexual chemistry’ with Prince Andrew

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Princess Diana had hoped the “easy and comfortable” relationship Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson shared would rub off on her own husband, Prince Charles, a psychologist has claimed. Speaking on the Channel 5 documentary Fergie Vs Diana: Royal Wives At War, psychologist Jo Hemmings explained how the two marriages were very different. Diana, who married Prince Charles after meeting 13 times, had a “cold relationship” with him, Ms Hemmings added.

Ms Hemmmings said: “Diana really envied the easy, comfortable and warmth and sexual chemistry that was quite clear between Andrew and Sarah.

“She had a much colder relationship with her own husband.

“I do think at this point Diana was really hoping that some of that warmth and intimacy would rub off on her own husband.”

Narrator Glynis Barber added: “It was a stark contrast to Fergie’s marriage, they were unlike any royal couple.

“For the first time, their genuine affection was public.”

The insight comes as royal biographer Richard Kay detailed how Diana felt that she was spied on by staff and had her movements reported.

But he explained the royal had decided just before her death she needed to stay at the Palace for her own safety.

The mother to Princes William and Harry officially moved into Apartment 8 and 9 at Kensington Palace after marrying Prince Charles in 1981.

Following their divorce in 1996, Diana kept her home at the palace.

Speaking to True Royalty TV, Mr Kay said: “It was a mixture for her. In many ways, it was a happy home and she had a lot of happy memories here raising William and Harry in the early days of the marriage which were actually quite happy.

“But it later became a prison for her.

“It symbolised everything which she found so frustrating about being a royal Princess.

“She felt spied on but the spying was only for her own protection.

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“The security cameras you see all over the place.

“She felt that the police that guarded the palace were constantly reporting on her movements, who her friends were, who came to see her.

“It became a real difficulty for her because she couldn’t really decide if she wanted to completely break free from that royal life and strike out and live outside the palace or whether she needed the protection it afforded her.

“In the end, by the time of her death, I think she more or less decided she needed to stay here.”

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