Patrick Jephson (66) worked closely with Princess Diana († 36) for eight years. Now the former private secretary is revealing new details about the complicated marriage of Diana and King Charles, 74. On The Scandal Mongers podcast, Patrick says, according to Page Six , that Charles’ staff at the time deliberately spread lies about his ex-wife. “It wasn’t random gossip, it was a systematic campaign. Yes, it was a long time ago “But the man they supported then is our king now, and such things should not be buried or conveniently swept aside. They have happened and could theoretically happen again,” Jephson said.
Diana’s close confidants are particularly bothered by the stories that have circulated about the princess’s mental health. “I probably knew Princess Diana better than almost anyone else (…) and she was one of the most mentally healthy people I’ve ever met,” explains Patrick. According to him, given the pressure she was under and the busy life she led, Diana had the ability to remain calm even in the craziest situations. “She could seem difficult at times to Eyewitnesses, but she was always extremely sensitive, intelligent and funny,” says Patrick. Diana would simply never have been accepted as the “wonderful addition” she could have been to the royal family.