Bulimia was revealed as Diana’s “secret disease” in 1992 in Andrew Morton’s book, Diana: Her True Story. In the book, Diana explains how she first struggled with bulimia in 1981, and was still suffering from it during the late ‘80s when she sought treatment.
http://www.mirror-mirror.org/princess-diana-eating-disorder.htm Bulimia: The Princess Diana Eating Disorder
It was a combination of things that gave Princess Diana Bulimia, but the most significant factor was her marriage problem with Prince Charles.
Princess Diana knew his affair with Camilla Parker Bowles through overhearing telephone conversations between the pair. In his book; Diana: Her True Story, author Andrew Morton asserts that it was life with cold-fish Charles that sparked the disorder. Princess Diana said she knew of his affair with Camilla Parker Bowles through overhearing telephone conversations between the pair, and she blamed the relationship for worsening the bulimia that developed shortly after the royal couple began making their wedding plans. "Bulimia started the week after we got engaged. My husband put his hand on my waistline and said: ‘Oh, a bit chubby here, aren’t we?’ That triggered off something in me. The first time I made myself sick I was so thrilled. It relieved me of tension. I ate everything I could find and I was as sick as a parrot," said Diana. This was an indication of what was going on between Charles and Camilla, her bulimia worsened during the honeymoon, and she was shocked to find Prince Charles had brought eight novels to read during their trip together. Describing her suffering during the honeymoon cruise, Diana said: "The bulimia was appalling, absolutely appalling. It was rife. It was four times a day on the yacht. Anything I could find I would gobble up and be sick and very tired two minutes later." It was my escape mechanism, and it worked for me at that time. You fill your stomach up four or five times a day. It gives you a feeling of comfort....
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