Princess Di denies new royal rumors

November 07, 1992|By Los Angeles Times

The Princess of Wales took the unprecedented step yesterday of denying allegations in the British press about her relationship with the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh.

Princess Diana returned to London after an official trip with her husband, Prince Charles, to South Korea. The tour was reported with stories calling attention to the royal couple's "unhappy" marriage.

But some stories, apparently related to a new chapter in Andrew Morton's controversial biography of the princess, indicated that the Queen insisted that a reluctant Diana make the official Asia trip. Other stories reported that Diana was furious because of a nasty letter sent her by her father-in-law, Prince Philip, complaining about her authorizing her friends to leak stories to Mr. Morton critical of the Royal Family.

In the statement issued by Buckingham Palace at the princess' request, Diana condemned as "misleading" reports that there has been friction between her and her in-laws.

"The Princess of Wales would like to single out from the recent wave of misleading reports about the Royal Family assertions in newspapers this week directed specifically against the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh," the statement said. "The suggestion that they have been anything other than sympathetic and supportive is untrue . . ."

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