London, Jan. 31 (ANI): Princess Diana regretted marrying into a "German family", her divorce lawyer Anthony Julius has revealed.
In his new book about anti-Semitism, Julius has revealed that Diana expressed her regret while showing empathy to him as a Jew.
"She was interested in Jews, but had no idea about them, save that Jewish men were more likely than the men of her own class and background to treat women decently. She once said to me that she should never have married into a German family," The Times quoted from Julius's book, Trials of the Diaspora.
Julius first represented the princess when she sued over surreptitious photographs that had been taken of her exercising at a gym.
The case was settled out of court in early 1995 and, later that year, she called him after receiving letters from the Queen and Prince Charles that "required of her that she agree to a divorce".
Although Julius was not a divorce specialist, Diana persuaded him to represent her again.
"Diana lived as if in a vacuum. She was undereducated in the approved style of her class and gender. She was very receptive to new experiences, which meant that she was sometimes taken by odd fancies. She had a strong desire to please, to leave her interlocutor happy, but often without quite understanding what that person was 'about'," he writes.
Julius also describes how Diana was living in "general condition of alienation," which made her interested in almost everything that was not part of her world.
"She was interested in everything that was outside her own world; she had a tendency to esteem a thing just because it was not part of her world - even more if it was excluded by her world. She herself was not quite of that world, but did not belong to any other either," he said.
"She was intuitive, but not always accurate in her assessments of people. Sometimes she went wildly wrong - not just in the big things, but in odd misreading of moods or sentiments. I never had the feeling that she set out to impress; perhaps she had surrendered that ambition as a child," he added. (ANI)