London - In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, Lady Pamela Hicks - the first cousin of Prince Philip who was also a member of Queen Elizabeth's bridal party in 1947 – hits out at the People’s Princess.
Touting her new memoir Daughter of Empire: Life as a Mountbatten, Hicks tells the magazine that Prince William and Harry's late, beloved mother Princess Diana was "really spiteful" to husband Prince Charles and not a fan of the royal family at all.
According to extracts of Hicks’ Vanity Fair interview published on Us Weekly’s website, the 84-year-old aristocrat felt that Diana "was really spiteful and really unkind to Charles".
"Diana had enormous charisma, was beautiful, was very good at empathy with the general crowd, but she had no feeling at all for her husband or his family. Quite the reverse," Hicks said.
"The marriage absolutely destroyed him. He looked grey and ghost-like. Now of course he's blossomed again."
Diana and Charles, now 64, divorced in 1996 after 15 years together.