Princess Diana's relationship with Hasnat Khan: 'He was the love of her life'
Jun 15, But her relationship with the press was mutually beneficial; the year Diana met Hasnat, , coincided Dr. Hasnat Khan, Princess Diana. Jun 15, New Details About the End of Princess Diana's Secret Relationship Prove She Was the Best Mother. Most Princess Diana fans know that after her troubled marriage with Prince Charles ended, she got involved in an intense, 2-year relationship with Pakistani doctor Hasnat Khan. Aug 27, Khan, who has remained silent on his relationship with Princess Diana until now, told the Mail he has not seen the film but saw an online, still.
The affair with the heart surgeon had begun two years before. They met when she visited a friend at the London hospital where he worked. Minutes after first laying eyes on him, she described him as "Mr.
Wonderful"—a nickname which stuck and ultimately sent the press into a frenzy when the media found out about her new suitor a few months later. The War of the Wales had left Diana a husk of her former self. Yet despite the breakdown of her marriage, the public's fascination with her life seemed to only increase with each passing month.
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The Princess of Wales she was allowed to keep her title was hounded everywhere she went. Photos Remembering Princess Diana But her relationship with the press was mutually beneficial; the year Diana met Hasnat,coincided with the explosive "there were three of us in this marriage" interview she gave to the BBC's Martin Bashir. In Hasnat, Diana found comfort. As a friend of hers told me recently, "She was extremely lonely by the time they met.
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She had lost everything and because things had gotten so bad with Charles, she didn't know who to trust. He was different and she knew she could rely on him. There were clandestine meetings at his flat and also Kensington Palace, and she even introduced him to Prince William and Prince Harry; however, not many other people got to meet him, as Hasnat would often sneak past the royal security guards by hiding in the trunk of a car. In an exhaustive statement given to the final inquest into her fatal car crash, Hasnat described how being together exposed the woman, who once thought she would be queen, to the normality of everyday life: For example, we once went to the pub together and Diana asked if she could order the drinks because she had never done so before.
She really enjoyed the experience and chatted away happily to the barman. On another occasion we had to queue to get into Ronnie Scott's jazz club. She later said she loved queuing as you get to meet so many people. We Feel We Owe It to Her In the limited time they were together, they discussed marriage, the possibility of moving in and all the usual things lovers contemplate when considering a future.
But, in the summer ofit all came crashing down and they decided to split. In the years since, it is often written that Hasnat was "the love of her life" but was unable to handle the public attention which accompanied her fame or bridge the cultural divide between her English aristocrat and his Pakistani upbringing.
The doomed circumstances have always fascinated me, the idea that Diana could have died while in the middle of trying to make her ex jealous by publicly dating international playboy Dodi.
What led to her decision to be in Paris on the night she died? Was it really her way of taking revenge and trying to get Hasnat back?
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Burell later revealed how she wanted to wed the caring surgeon - and Diana even visited his family in Lahore and sought pal Jemima Khan's advice on how to handle marrying a Muslim. But the relationship floundered when Hasnat's mother declared she had no intention of letting her son marry a non-Muslim - and he struggled with life in the public eye.
In an interview to the tabloid, Hasnat Khan said Princess Diana and he met in At the height of their romance, Diana kept his picture by her bedside, introduced him to William and Harry, and studied the Koran every night, the report said.
The couple went to great lengths to keep their relationship secret. But when their relationship was uncovered, the pressure of the publicity was reportedly too much for Dr Khan, and he ended it, leaving the Princess devastated.
Dr Khan said he was sent a letter, forwarded to him from London, two months ago suggesting he might need to attend the inquest into Diana's death.
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He replied with an email saying he had nothing to add to his statement at the Lord Stevens inquiry into her death. At that time, he told the inquiry by Lord Stevens that she had talked about marrying him and moving to Pakistan after he told her it was the "only way he could see them having any sort of a normal life together".
He recently received a reply to his letter saying that the coroner might want him to appear to give evidence before the jurors but he has subsequently been advised by his lawyers that, because he is now living outside Britain, he is not obliged to attend.