Being constantly in the public eye gives me a special responsibility, particularly that of using the impact of photographs to transmit a message, to sensitize the world to an important cause, and to defend certain values.
When no one listens to you, or when you feel no one’s listening to you, all sorts of things start to happen, for instance, you have so much pain inside yourself, that you try and hurt yourself on the outside.
It was a symptom of what was going on in my marriage, I was crying out for help but giving the wrong signals, and people were using my bulimia as a coat on a hanger, they decided that was the problem. Diana was unstable.
Loneliness is the worst pain in this world. It constantly eats away the person’s heart and can cause the person to hate, to feel enraged. It is like a wound in the heart; the type of wound that cannot go away with a kiss or a hug. The only thing that can make this great pain go away is love and compassion, another human heart to pull them out of this hell.
Perhaps we’re too embarrassed to change or too frightened of the consequences of showing that we actually care. But why not risk it anyway? Begin today. Carry out a random act of seemingly senseless kindness, with no expectation of reward or punishment, safe in the knowledge that one day, someone somewhere might do the same for you.
Nothing brings me more happiness than trying to help the most vulnerable people in society. It is a goal and an essential part of my life – a kind of destiny. Whoever is in distress can call on me. I will come running wherever they are.
I remember saying to my husband, ”Why? Why have you got this lady around?” And he said, ”Well, I refuse to be the Prince of Wales who never had a mistress.”
Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.