OVERRIDE

Diana--The Last Word

Simone Simmons with Ingrid Seward

St. Martin's Press

During the last five years of her life, Princess Diana had one friend and confidante who was special to her. She was not part of Diana's social circle; she was not a family friend. That woman was Simone Simmons, a healer, who devoted herself to the troubled Princess.

Simone formed a unique bond with Diana. They met almost everyday and spent hours on the telephone. Diana opened her heart and mind to Simone, who always told the Princess the unvarnished truth. No subject was taboo, and the two women discussed everything and anything, sharing laughter and tears over cups of chamomile tea. Since Diana appreciated and trusted her friend's candor, Simone got to know the Princess in a way no one else has ever done. With Simone, Diana felt confident enough to express her true self.

In 1997, Diana told her friend she wanted her to write a book which revealed the truth about her, to "tell it like it is." This is that book. It is truly the last word.

With her extraordinary insight into Diana's life, Simone captures the soul of the Princess and creates an intimate and rich portrait of one of the great icons of the 20th Century. In these pages, Simone describes how it really was: who among the royals was good to Diana and who was hateful; her need to be in love and to have an affair; her only fling--with John F. Kennedy, Jr.--at the Carlisle hotel; her real relationship with Paul Burrell; why she inflicted self-harm; how she wanted to move to New York or Los Angeles; how Mother Teresa hurt her; why her relationship with Dodi never would have ended in marriage; and her enduring love for Prince Charles.

Though Diana was extremely insecure, with Simone's help and work she became strong and learned that she could heal others around her. DIANA--THE LAST WORD is the fascinating story of how she reached that point. It finally settles the unanswered questions of Diana's life and addresses the many revelations that have materialized since her death.


BOOK EXCERPTS

Read an Excerpt

Diana--The Last Word
1JFKBehind the shy glances, the radiant smiles and the occasional tears, the glamour and the good works that went to make up her public image, lay the passions which made Diana the extraordinary woman that she was.She wanted to be loved, but more than anything she wanted to give love. To the deprived and disadvantaged; to her sons, William and Harry; to her husband, Prince Charles, if only he had allowed her to--and to men with whom she became romantically involved.I know, because Diana told me. Sitting on the floor, perched on the edge of her bed, sitting on the sofa or
READ THE FULL EXCERPT
BACK

REVIEWS

Praise for Diana--The Last Word

"Simone, if anything happens to me, write a book and tell it like it is."--Diana, Princess of Wales

"The two could often spend up to eight hours a day chatting on the phone. Simone was the Princess's friend and confidante who was entrusted with her personal documentation."--Paul Burrell

Reviews from Goodreads

BACK

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Simone Simmons with Ingrid Seward

  • Simone Simmons is a natural healer and clairvoyant, who heals by empowering her patients rather than creating a dependency on the healer. She specializes in absent healing, mainly with sufferers of cancer and AIDS.

    Ingrid Seward has been writing about the Royal Family for over twenty years since her appointment as editor of Majesty magazine in 1983 and is internationally acknowledged as one of the leading experts in the field. Her previous books include William and Harry; Diana: Portrait of a Princess; By Royal Invitation; Royalty Revealed; Sarah, Duchess of York; Royal Children of the 20th Century; Prince Edward; The Last Great Edwardian Lady: The Life and Style of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother; and The Queen and Di.

BACK

BUY THE BOOK

Available Formats and Book Details

Diana--The Last Word

Simone Simmons with Ingrid Seward

  • e-Book

BACK

FROM THE PUBLISHER

St. Martin's Press

BACK