HAUNTING lyrics of Princess Diana before her death - "Who would want to be a royal?"

Mr. Paxman explained to the Sun how the Princess of Wales had invited him to an intimate lunch at Kensington Palace in 1996, a year before his death. He noted that it seemed pretty lonely there. The reporter told how, when he was leaving, he told Diana, "What a strange place it is.

"So quiet and yet there, there is the hustle and bustle of Kensington High Street. It's a bit like a prison. "

The princess replied, "It's not a prison at all, Jeremy. More like a high-end coronation street.

"As we go out, you will see all the curtains bend.

"Who would want to be a royal? "

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Princess Diana had lunch with Jeremy Paxman in 1996 (Image: GETTY)

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Broadcaster Jeremy Paxman (Image: GETTY)

The connected pair talking about their children and Diana told him a fascinating story about his sons.

The former presenter at the information evening said, "We talked about our children and she said that William often told her that he did not really want to be a king, and then Harry said," If you do not want to be the king, work that I "I'll have it"! "[1 9659003] Mr. Paxman, who presents University Challenge, said the Princess's invitation came from nowhere.

He said: About a year before his death, his secretary called me to ask for lunch. I do not know why. "

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Diana, princess of Wales (Image: GETTY)

He described Diana as "incredibly glamorous".

Mr. Paxman also claimed that Prince Charles had fallen into disarray after divorcing Diana.

He joked: "Charles was wanted like a shrimp cracker in a dirty ashtray."] Diana divorced Charles in 1996 and died in a car accident in Paris in August 1997.

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