PRINCESS Diana’s desperate bid to save her marriage with sexy lingerie was also the night she realised it was over, it has been revealed.
Diana attempted to lure Prince Charles from the clutches of love-rival Camilla Parker Bowles’ by buying naughty underwear.
She planned to wear the sexy undies at a party attended by Camilla Parker Bowles – but her plan backfired and she was left shattered as she realised her marriage was irretrievable, it was claimed today.
According to the Daily Mail as she stood in front of her dressing room mirror wearing the provocative pieces, Charles smashed her hopes of a reconciliation when he looked at her and said: “You look ridiculous.”
However Diana attended the Indian-themed party at Ormeley Lodge, a Georgian house on the edge of Richmond Park, with her husband and even confronted Camilla over the affair.
Diana’s former Scotland Yard bodyguard Ken Wharfe accompanied the couple to the party.
He said, “When we got there it was a bit like one of those awkward scenes from Downton Abbey.
“Everyone was in total shock at seeing Diana there as they were his friends, not hers.
“I almost couldn’t bear to see her humiliated in front of so many people. I felt very uncomfortable for her.”
When Diana found Charles sitting with Camilla and a male friend, she took the opportunity to ask to speak with Mrs Parker Bowles, warning her to leave her husband alone.
As revealed by the Diana Tapes aired in Channel 4’s documentary last week, the princess said: “I would just like you to know that I know exactly what is going on.
“I’m sorry I’m in the way. It must be hell for both of you… don’t treat me like an idiot.”
Camilla’s extraordinary response, as related by the princess, was to ask, “What more could you want? You’ve got all the men in the world falling in love with you and you’ve got two beautiful children.”
But Diana said: “I want my husband.”
Diana later told friends that was the night she realised her marriage was over.