PRINCESS Diana would have gone back to Prince Charles “in a heart beat”, a royal biographer claimed today.
And despite the couple’s split, they were on the “best terms ever” before the Princess of Wales‘ death, Tina Brown said.
They even started to have tea together at Kensington Palace and have a laugh, she claimed.
The author, who penned the Diana Chronicles, today told the Telegraph Diana had reconciled with her ex that she even “accepted” Camilla Parker-Bowles.
Ms Brown, 66, said: “At the end of Diana’s life, she and Charles were on the best terms they’d been for a very long time.
“Charles got into the habit of dropping in on her at Kensington Palace and they would have tea and a sort of rueful exchange. They even had some laughs together.
“It was definitely calming down, the boys were older. They talked about their philanthropies. And she had accepted Camilla. One thing she had finally done was really understand that Camilla was the love of his life, and there was just nothing she could do about it.
“But she said to me at that lunch that she would go back to Charles in a heartbeat if he wanted her.”
Prince Charles and Princess Diana had tied the knot in 1981 in the “wedding of the century” but split in 1992.
Both lateradmitted to having had affairs during their marriage.
They officially finalised their divorce in 1996 – just a year before Diana’s death in a tragic car crash in Paris.
Yet despite their split, Ms Brown claimed Diana had “still wished that her marriage could have survived”.
It comes as the new season of The Crown is set to be released, depicting the couple’s courtship and iconic wedding.
The show will also cover the late princess’s private struggles with her new role and her bulimia.
Meanwhile the BBC confirmed it will investigate Earl Spencer’s claims that he was shown false bank statements to encourage his sister Princess Diana to give her bombshell Panorama interview.
Charles Spencer, 56, accused the Beeb of a “whitewash” in a dramatic letter blasting Martin Bashir for persuading the royal to take part in the 1995 scoop.
The bombshell interview then saw Diana tell Bashir “there were three people in the marriage” – a reference to her estranged husband’s relationship with Camilla Parker Bowles – and attracted 23 million viewers.
A BBC spokesperson earlier said they can’t comment on private correspondence, and is unable to investigate further as Bashir is seriously ill, but added the corporation is “being as open as we can about events from a quarter of a century ago”.
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