She spoke about mental illness and eating disorders.
Princess Diana also told Bashir about her struggles with bulimia, which she said resulted from the stress she felt keeping her marriage publicly intact. “That’s like a secret disease,” she said. “You inflict it upon yourself because your self-esteem is at a low ebb, and you don’t think you’re worthy or valuable … It’s a repetitive pattern which is very destructive to yourself.”
Her heart-wrenching honesty is one of the reasons why her sons and daughters-in-law are so passionate about their own work in mental health.