In this week’s books podcast I’m joined from Los Angeles by Andrew Morton — the Royal writer who scooped the world with the inside story of Princess Diana’s marriage. To coincide with the publication of a revised and expanded edition of Diana, Her True Story — including new material recovered from the tapes they smuggled out of Kensington Palace — he looks back on those days and that story, and discusses how Royal reportage has changed.
Why didn’t they call it ‘Diana: The True Story’? Does he worry that that sort of public exposure during a divorce battle was risking the happiness of the children caught up in it? And what was it like when — before his source was known — people were publicly calling for our man to be sent to the Tower of London?