Princes Charles’s friend finally says sorry for jibe at Princess Diana’s health

One of Prince Charles ’ friends has apologised for blaming Diana for her "mental illness and paranoia” during the so-called "War of the Waleses".

Sir Nicholas Soames, Winston Churchill’s grandson, has finally made a public plea decades after using Diana’s health against her.

The former minister had said Diana only accused her then-husband, Prince Charles of cheating, because of "her mental illness" and "advance stages of paranoia".

As reported by Mail Online, now 72, Charles’ childhood friend finally apologised on a recent podcast.

The Tory MP said: "I regret it. I should never have said it because I am not a doctor. And I don’t know what that is.

"It is always better not to get involved in these things, but I was outraged."

Soames has known the heir to the throne since he was 12-years-old, and the Prince was the best man at his wedding to his first wife.

The relationship between Charles and Diana has been thrust back under the spotlight this year after a fictionalised version was retold through Netflix’s The Crown.

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It was also the anniversary of Diana’s spectacular Panorama interview where she offered unprecedented insights into her troubled marriage.

During the interview, the People’s Princess famously said there were "three" people in her relationship with Charles.

In the latest series of the Crown, based on the life of Queen Elizabeth II, viewers have seen the breakdown of the marriage between Diana and Prince Charles.

Diana’s interview with Panorama sent shockwaves through the monarchy, including candid details about her marriage and the Prince of Wales's rumoured relationship with Camilla Parker Bowles, his now-wife.

His ex-wife also questioned Charles's suitability as king.

A month later, the Queen urged the separated couple to divorce, which they did in 1996. The princess died in 1997 in a car crash in Paris.

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