TB Yes, we published the story on the eve
of their visit to Washington … when Diana
danced her famous dance with John Travolta
at the White House.
CJ Which you say she actually wanted to
dance with Mikhail Baryshnikov.
TB It was a great fantasy that she was going to take
the floor with Baryshnikov, but he had a leg injury
… of course Nancy Reagan always thought she
would have preferred to have danced with Travolta.
They danced for five or six minutes, and he said he
found her, up close, to be just incredibly sensual.
CJ Didn’t everybody?
TB Well, everybody, yes.
CJ Except for one.
TB One important one, yes.
CJ Who was Diana in love with when
TB I still believe that the love
of her life was Charles, not so
much because she lost Charles,
but because she never felt she
had Charles. That was, for her, the
great sort of running pain … she
could not understand why Charles
CJ This comes to the heart of
the story. You’ve got Diana in
love with Charles who’s in love
with Camilla. Who was Camilla
in love with?
TB Camilla was more in love with
CJ So you have Camilla in
love with her husband. It’s this
awful, horrible tragic spiral,
because you realize that if
Charles would have just loved
[Diana], everything would have
TB Absolutely true. Diana was
very bitter, but not just about
losing Charles or not having
Charles. Frankly, she also felt
bummed out because she was
really good at being the Princess of Wales. It
was the right job, and she didn’t want to feel
she couldn’t do it.
CJ You say her last two weeks with Dodi had
been like a cheeseball, made-for-TV version of
her honeymoon with Prince Charles in 1981.
You said, “as she entered her 37th year, Diana
told herself that she was looking for love, but
what she was really seeking was a guy with
a gulf stream, one who could underwrite the
needs of her global celebrity.”