Princess Diana emerged from her divorce with a new style, a new crusade (banning land mines), and a new love, Pakistani heart surgeon Hasnat Khan, whom she hid from the press for 18 months. But, as Tina Brown chronicles in this excerpt from her new book, Diana's superstar status—and her emotional scars—drove away the man she hoped to marry, sending her into the spiral that would lead to Paris.
Diana, Princess of Wales with then boyfriend, Dr. Hasnat Kahn. She was very much in love with him, and even traveled to Pakistan to meet his family. They were together for about 2 years when they broke off their relationship as Dr. Khan did not like the presence of the paparazzi everywhere they went.
LOVE, ACTUALLY Left, Dr. Hasnat Khan, London. Right, Princess Diana at a charity event in London in December 1995, a few months after first meeting Khan, in a waiting room at the Royal Brompton Hospital, where she was visiting a friend’s husband., Left, by Mark Stewart/Camera Press/Redux; right, By Tim Rooke/Rex Usa.