So it turns out Princess Diana broke royal protocol in an MAJOR way in 1995 4 months ago

So it turns out Princess Diana broke royal protocol in an MAJOR way in 1995

This is actually mad.

So we all know that the gorgeous Princess Diana was very much her own woman.

She did things that members of the royal had never done - from holding hands with AIDS patients to walking through landmines.

Diana was different.

And it seems we had no idea just how against protocol she really was.

Princess Diana's former butler, Paul Burrell, has revealed that she smuggled a journalist into Kensington Palace... in the boot of a car.

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"They used to go to White City and bring him back in my car in the boot, so that nobody would see him. Martin Bashir would relish the prospect of being brought into Kensington Palace in the boot mysteriously, secretly," he explained.

Royal commentator Daisy McAndrew described this interview as an "extraordinary breach of protocol".

"At the time for her press secretary and for the Queen not to know that this explosive interview was being planned and then filmed and then broadcast without her knowledge was an extraordinary breach of protocol."

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Fair enough.

Writer Richard Kay also spoke about this famous interview, revealing:

"During the summer of 1995 she had been introduced to a young man working for Panorama called Martin Bashir."

"Bashir presented to Diana an opportunity to do what she wanted, to go over the heads of the Palace."

Wild.