Diana cheated on Prince Charles FIRST! Royal aide drops shocking revelation
The paparazzi never went easy on Princess Diana in her lifetime, often splashing the front pages of tabloids with her photographs with men other than Prince Charles. Even decades after her death, the saga of her multiple affairs still continues to evoke scandals. It is believed that Princess D strayed from her marriage after Prince Charles rekindled his romance with Camilla Parker Bowles. The story gained more prominence with the popular Netflix series 'The Crown'.
However, contrary to the popular belief, a former royal protection officer has revealed that it was actually Diana who had an extramarital affair before Charles. Allan Peters, who once worked as a protection officer for the former royal couple, recently made the startling claim while speaking to DailyMail. '''The popular perception is that the Prince of Wales was straying all the way through his marriage — and that is definitely, unequivocally, not the case," Peters shared.
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Diana reportedly had a brief fling with her protection officer Barry Mannakee between 1985 and 1986, when the latter was married with kids. In fact, it was Allan Peters who informed Charles about his wife's affair with a fellow royal aide. "The first person that strayed was the Princess. He went back to see Mrs Parker Bowles after he learned about her affair with Mannakee," revealed Peters, who worked closely with Diana for more than ten years.
Sparks flew between Mannakee and Diana during a fishing expedition to Balmoral in 1985 when he was appointed as one of her officers. "I started to notice her behavior was unusual whenever we were anywhere near Mannakee, so I decided to talk to her about it. For the first 20 minutes, she categorically denied it. But then she told me exactly what was going on: she was having some sort of relationship with Mannakee," Peters shared.
When Prince Charles approached Peters to discuss the reason behind Diana's unusual behavior, Peters carefully said, "Well, Sir, if he stays, then I'm afraid I'll have to leave." Charles understood the hint and was reportedly shocked.
The following year, Barry Mannakee was transferred to the Diplomatic Protection Squad. He was killed in a mysterious road accident in 1986 after a 17-year-old driver hit his motorbike. Diana later suspected that Mannakee had been 'bumped off'. He was 39-years-old at the time of his death.
Sharing his own opinion about Prince Charles and Diana's troubled marriage, Allan Peters said, "Nobody is the villain. In my view, everyone is the victim. [Charles] was under a lot of pressure to get married and she, too, was the victim of this whole process."