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Ontvangen van Daily Mail 11:35 Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds DID married No10 confirms FIRST PICTURE: Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds gaze into each other’s eyes in Downing Street garden after their secret Westminster Cathedral wedding as they vow to celebrate properly with friends and family next summer. Boris Johnson, 56, exchanged vows with Carrie Symonds, 33, in Catholic Westminster Cathedral yesterday. Became the first Prime Minister to marry in office since Lord Liverpool married Mary Chester in 1822. Comes just six days after the couple sent out save-the-date cards to guests telling them to keep July 30 free. Couple are understood to have been secretly planning the small ceremony for six months despite cards. With Mr Johnson set to be back at work next week, it looks unlikely the couple will have a honeymoon By James Tapsfield, Political Editor For Mailonline and Glen Owen, Political Editor For The Mail On Sunday and Anna Mikhailova Deputy Political Editor For The Mail On Sunday Published: 09:20 BST, 30 May 2021 | Updated: 10:18 BST, 30 May 2021
Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds gaze into each other’s eyes in the first picture released of their wedding today. The sweet image taken in the Downing Street garden was issued after No10 finally confirmed that the PM and his new bride tied the knot in a ‘small ceremony’ at Westminster Cathedral yesterday afternoon – with a bigger celebration planned for next summer. The event was conducted under cover of an extraordinary cloak-and-dagger operation, with aides spending hours refusing to comment on the Catholic service before it was revealed by the Mail on Sunday. The photograph shows Ms Symonds wearing a flowing white lace gown and a garland of white flowers in her hair as she looks lovingly at her new husband in the sunlit garden. Mr Johnson, in a smart dark suit, appears to have brushed his unruly hair for the occasion, although his tie is slightly askew. Despite the evasion, ministers, Tory MPs and Labour leader Keir Starmer have been openly congratulating the premier on his nuptials. A Downing Street spokesman said: ‘The Prime Minister and Ms Symonds were married yesterday afternoon in a small ceremony at Westminster Cathedral. ‘The couple will celebrate their wedding with family and friends next summer.’ Mr Johnson, 56, exchanged vows with Ms Symonds, 33, in Catholic Westminster Cathedral in front of a handful of close friends and family – becoming the first Prime Minister to marry in office since Lord Liverpool married Mary Chester in 1822.It comes just six days after the couple – who became engaged on the Caribbean island of Mustique in December 2019 and have baby Wilfred, aged one – sent out save-the-date cards to guests telling them to keep Saturday, July 30, 2022 free for a marriage celebration. Despite sending out the cards, the couple are understood to have been secretly planning the small ceremony for six months – with questions about whether the save the date cards were used to help throw people off the scent. Under current Covid rules there is a limit of 30 guests at weddings – although the cap is expected to be lifted on June 21st – ‘freedom day’ – when most restrictions are set to be lifted. With Mr Johnson pegged to be back at work next week, it looks unlikely the couple – who will make their debut appearance as husband and wife at the G7 summit in June – will have a honeymoon. One-year-old Wilfred attended the wedding, as did two official witnesses. Ms Symonds shared a picture of their son yesterday in a field of bluebells – which some speculated was a nod to the tradition of ‘something blue’. Mr Johnson’s sibling’s Rachel, Jo and Leo Johnson are also understood to have attended, along with his father Stanley. The PM’s top advisers in Number 10 were said to be astonished that the secret wedding had taken place. During Covid, many couples have held a small marriage ceremony with just close friends – while arranging a larger celebration for after the end of all restrictions. The 30 guests were invited at the last minute, with only a handful of church officials involved in the preparations for the service at 2pm yesterday. Armed police stood guard as visitors were ushered out half an hour earlier by staff who told them the building was going into lockdown. Ms Symonds wore a white dress, without a veil, for the ceremony and walked down the aisle to the strains of classical music. They kissed after exchanging their vows for Father Daniel Humphreys, who baptised Wilfred into the faith at the same cathedral last autumn. He also gave the newlyweds their pre-marriage instructions. Last night, cathedral chaplain Father Michael Donaghy admitted even he didn’t know the identity of the VIP bride and groom until it was all over. He said: ‘It’s been kept very confidential.’ One witness told how the party was ‘bundled into a car’ after leaving the cathedral. Ms Symonds is a practising Catholic. Mr Johnson was also baptised as a Catholic – a first for a sitting PM. A Westminster Cathedral spokesperson told the Sunday Times: ‘On Saturday 29 May, the wedding of Carrie Symonds and Boris Johnson took place in Westminster Cathedral. ‘The bride and groom are both parishioners of the Westminster Cathedral parish and baptised Catholics. ‘All necessary steps were taken, in both church and civil law, and all formalities completed before the wedding.’ A No10 spokesman said: ‘The Prime Minister and Ms Symonds were married yesterday afternoon in a small ceremony at Westminster Cathedral. The couple will celebrate their wedding with family and friends next summer.’ Mr Johnson had earlier abandoned his mother’s Catholicism, becoming an Anglican while at Eton. An image of the Virgin Mary and baby Jesus appears above the altar in the cathedral’s Lady Chapel, where the couple were wed. One guest described Ms Symonds as looking ‘extremely happy’ and Mr Johnson as ‘very smart and dapper….he didn’t take his eyes of her’. A marquee was later spotted in the Downing Street garden, with reports of guests singing Don McLean’s hit American Pie. Big Issue seller Adrian Richmond, 52, who was in the area that the time of the wedding, told The Sun: ‘Somebody I recognise came out of a service there earlier in the day and said, ‘You won’t believe who’s getting married here later!’ He said, ‘It’s Boris Johnson. ‘My jaw nearly dropped to the floor. This is smack bang in central London.’ He added the PM ‘deserved some happiness’ after going through ‘so much’ with his coronavirus hospitalisation last year. While their official guest list is still under lock and key, Mr Johnson’s father, Stanley, was photographed outside No10 last night with his daughter Julia, shortly after attending the service. Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster was the first political figure to send her best wishes, writing on Twitter: ‘Huge congratulations to Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds on your wedding day.’ Keir Starmer said: ‘Congratulations to Boris & Carrie. Whatever our political differences, I wish them a happy life together’. Sir Lindsay Hoyle, the Speaker of the House of Commons, said: ‘What pleasant news. I wish the Prime Minister and Carrie well, and hope he has time for a honeymoon!’But Labour former frontbencher Jon Trickett said the wedding was ‘a good way to bury this week’s bad news’ on Mr Cummings’ testimony, the spread of the Indian coronavirus variant and the row about funding of the Downing Street flat. Meanwhile, shadow justice minister Karl Turner swiped that weddings were meant to be ‘happy events’ but people were asking ‘who paid’ because they assumed the PM was up to ‘some sort of fiddle’. And Veteran Labour MP Barr Sheerman tweeted: ‘Where did the Prime Minister’s previous marriages take place should there be blue plaques?’ Vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi told Sky News had had not been invited to the wedding. ‘I want to congratulate the PM and Carrie Symonds on tying the knot. ‘It is a great feeling as you come together and of course it is a wonderful thing for both of them that they have really sort of made their marriage vows to one another.’ He said he would not ‘extrapolate’ from the timing that the numbers of people that can be invited to weddings will not be increased from June 21. Until yesterday’s ceremony, the pair had been the first unmarried couple to reside in Downing Street. They live in a flat above No.11 Downing Street with their son and a Jack Russell-cross puppy called Dilyn. Ms Symonds, who becomes the third Mrs Johnson, announced their engagement on social media in February 2020, at the same time as she disclosed her pregnancy. Friends of the couple say the pandemic interrupted their plans to marry sooner. It has been suggested in the past that Ms Symonds could not become a fully-fledged ‘first lady’ until the couple were wed. Mr Johnson was coy when asked about the subject in 2019, telling reporters that marriage speculation was ‘a tiny bit premature’. The marriage to Ms Symond’s is Mr Johnson’s third, after he was first married at the age of 23 to Allegra Mostyn-Owen in 1987. They met while they were students at Oxford. Their union was annulled in 1993 after it emerged he was having an affair with childhood friend Marina Wheeler who he married in 1993. But they separated in 2018. Their divorce was finalised after he arrived in Downing Street in 2019. Mr Johnson and Ms Wheeler have two daughters, Lara Lettice, 26, and Cassia Peaches, 22, and two sons Milo Arthur, 24, and Theodore Apollo, 20, together. Mr Johnson had affairs with three women during their 25-year marriage. The PM also has a fifth child, Stephanie Macintyre, with art consultant Helen Macintyre. It is now known if his children attended the wedding yesterday. In 2013 it emerged during another court hearing that Mr Johnson had fathered a daughter during an adulterous liaison while Mayor of London in 2009. In 2004, he was sacked from the Tory frontbench over a reported affair with journalist Petronella Wyatt. Claims that Mr Johnson squeezed the thigh of journalist Charlotte Edwardes, at a private lunch at The Spectator magazine’s HQ shortly after he became editor in 1999 overshadowed his first Conservative Party conference as PM. Ms Symonds, a former Conservative Party communications chief, was romantically linked to Mr Johnson just months after the announcement of his separation from Ms Wheeler. She joined the Tory party media machine in 2009, first as a press adviser, then head of broadcast at Conservative campaign headquarters ahead of the 2015 general election. Her association with Mr Johnson dates back to the early years, having worked on his successful re-election bid at City Hall in 2012 . But a row that saw police called to their home in the early stages of the Conservative leadership race offered a glimpse into the complicated private life about which Mr Johnson tries desperately to avoid answering questions. The couple had been living together at Ms Symonds’s flat in Camberwell, south London, until the well-publicised row recorded by neighbours in June 2019. When she announced the news of the engagement she captioned the intimate holiday picture, in which he was kissing her cheek: ‘I wouldn’t normally post this kind of thing on here but I wanted my friends to find out from me… many of you already know but for my friends that still don’t, we got engaged at the end of last year… and we’ve got a baby hatching early summer.’ Weeks later the couple was thrown into turmoil as the Prime Minister lay in intensive care with Covid and was given a 50-50 chance of surviving. The Roman Catholic church does not allow divorcees to be married in its churches. But Catherine Pepinster, Catholic author and broadcaster, explained that as Mr Johnson was himself baptised a Catholic but married previously in non-Catholic settings, the church did not recognise his previous marriages. She said: ‘As far as the Church is concerned, this is his first marriage. ‘They don’t need to be annulled. ‘They didn’t happen, according to Roman Catholic canon law.’ Downing Street declined to comment last night.
12:59 Downing Street bevestigt dat premier johnson is getrouwd LONDEN – Downing Street heeft bevestigd dat premier Boris Johnson is getrouwd. De Britse premier woonde samen in de beroemde ambtswoning op nummer 10 met zijn verloofde Carrie Symonds en Britse media berichtten zaterdag dat ze stiekem zijn getrouwd. Het paar was sinds december 2019 het eerste koppel dat er ongehuwd woonde. Het is ook voor het eerst in 199 jaar dat een Brits premier tijdens zijn ambtsperiode in het huwelijk treedt. De 56-jarige Johnson (56) trouwde met de 23 jaar jongere Symonds in een kerkelijke ceremonie onder leiding van priester Daniel Humphries, die ook de éénjarige zoon Wilfred van het paar vorig jaar doopte. De bescheiden plechtigheid werd, afgezien van een handvol kerkelijke functionarissen, bijgewoond door een dertigtal genodigden uit de familie- en vriendenkring van het stel. Die kregen pas op het laatste moment te horen waar ze naartoe moesten. Dat bleek de rooms-katholieke kathedraal van Westminster, de grootste rooms-katholieke kerk van het land in het centrum van Londen. De bruid was gekleed in een lange witte jurk, maar droeg geen sluier.
Het paar gaat in de zomer een trouwfeest geven. Het is onduidelijk waar, maar het buitenverblijf Chequers van de premier, ten noordwesten van Londen, maakt een goede kans volgens de media. Johnson en Symonds wisten de trouwerij goed geheim te houden en pas nog berichtten Engelse media uitgebreid dat ze in juli 2022 gingen trouwen, omdat ze vrienden en familie daar berichtjes over zouden hebben gestuurd. Voor Johnson is het zijn derde huwelijk. Eerder was hij getrouwd met Allegra Mostyn-Owen en Marina Wheeler. Met de laatste kreeg hij vier kinderen. Johnson heeft ook nog een buitenechtelijke dochter. Britse media vragen zich af hoe een twee keer gescheiden man in een rooms-katholieke kerk kan trouwen. Volgens een door hen geraadpleegde auteur en journalist, Catherine Pepinster, hadden de vorige huwelijkssluitingen van Johnson helemaal geen rooms-katholiek karakter en is voor de kerk dit nu Johnsons eerste echte huwelijk. Symonds is rooms-katholiek en Johnson is als kind rooms-katholiek gedoopt.
13:17 Er blijken toch nog wel enige bezwaren te zijn tegen dit kerkelijk huwelijk: Priest demands know Boris Johnson Carrie Symonds wed Westminster Cathedral Mr Johnson was baptised a Catholic but converted to Anglicanism when at Eton. He and Ms Symonds exchanged vows at Westminster Cathedral on Saturday. Neither of the PM’s previous two marriages are recognised by Catholic church. They did not take place in Roman Catholic settings and so did not ‘count’. But Catholic priest Father Mark Drew took to Twitter to vent his frustration. Questioned why PM’s union was allowed but ‘faithful’ Catholics cannot re-marry By Harry Howard For Mailonline Published: 10:37 BST, 30 May 2021 | Updated: 11:27 BST, 30 May 2021
A priest last night demanded to know how twice divorced Boris Johnson was able to marry his fiancé Carrie Symonds, whilst he has to tell ‘practising Catholics’ who are divorced that they cannot re-marry in the Church. Mr Johnson, who was baptised a Catholic but converted to Anglicanism while at private school Eton, wed Ms Symonds yesterday in a secret ceremony. The couple exchanged vows in Catholic Westminster Cathedral in front of a handful of close friends and family. Priest demands to know how Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds could wed at Westminster Cathedral when he has to tell practising Catholics that a second marriage in church is not allowed.
View comments A priest last night demanded to know how twice divorced Boris Johnson was able to marry his fiancé Carrie Symonds, whilst he has to tell ‘practising Catholics’ who are divorced that they cannot re-marry in the Church. Mr Johnson, who was baptised a Catholic but converted to Anglicanism while at private school Eton, wed Ms Symonds yesterday in a secret ceremony. The couple exchanged vows in Catholic Westminster Cathedral in front of a handful of close friends and family. Whilst Mr Johnson has previously been married twice, neither ceremonies were Catholic unions, meaning they were not recognised by church law. It meant that, in the eyes of the Roman Catholic church, Mr Johnson’s marriage yesterday was his first. However, Roman Catholics who are divorced would not be allowed to re-marry in the church. After the marriage news emerged last night, Catholic priest Father Mark Drew took to Twitter to vent his frustration.
He demanded to know why the ‘twice divorced’ PM was allowed to marry in the Roman Catholic church, even though he has to tell faithful divorced parishioners that it is ‘not possible’ for them to have a second marriage. Mr Johnson was baptised a Catholic, according to his mother’s wishes. He then shifted to Anglicanism when he was at school and was later Confirmed in the Church of England. Confirmation refers to the ceremony where a Christian affirms the promises which were made on their behalf when they were baptised as a child or baby. Mr Johnson was first married to Allegra Mostyn-Owen in 1987, when he was just 23. Their marriage came to an end in 1993 when it emerged Mr Johnson was having an affair with childhood friend Marina Wheeler. The pair married the same year. They then separated in 2018 and their divorce was finalised after Mr Johnson became Prime Minister in 2019. Speaking yesterday after news of his third wedding emerged, Catholic author and broadcaster Catherine Pepinster said the Catholic faith does not allow divorcees to be married in its churches. However, because Mr Johnson’s other marriages were ‘in non-Catholic settings’, the Church did not recognise them. ‘As far as the Church is concerned, this is his first marriage,’ she said. ‘The others don’t need to be annulled.’ A Westminster Cathedral spokesperson told the Sunday Times: ‘On Saturday 29 May, the wedding of Carrie Symonds and Boris Johnson took place in Westminster Cathedral. ‘The bride and groom are both parishioners of the Westminster Cathedral parish and baptised Catholics. All necessary steps were taken, in both church and civil law, and all formalities completed before the wedding.’ However, furious Father Drew, who has previously ministered at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hornsea, Yorkshire, questioned why the marriage was allowed. He asked on Twitter: ‘Can anyone explain to me how ‘Boris’ Johnson, who left the Catholic Church while at Eaton [sic] and is twice divorced, can be married at Westminster Cathedral, while I have to tell practicing Catholics in good faith who want a second marriage in Church that it’s not possible?’ But another expert in Roman Catholic church law echoed the view of Ms Pepinster. Matt Chinery, an ecclesiastical and canon lawyer, told Times Radio on Sunday: ‘There is a requirement if you are a Roman Catholic that you must have your wedding overseen by a Roman Catholic priest or deacon.’ He explained that any other form of marriage ‘is not valid unless you had previous permission from your bishop to marry outside of the Catholic church’. Boris Johnson was baptised as a Catholic, but was confirmed as an Anglican as a teenager. Mr Chinery explained: ‘What I think has happened here is that the Catholic church has looked at Boris Johnson’s first two marriages (and) seen that he’s a Roman Catholic by baptism. ‘They’ve looked at that, said ‘you are a Catholic because you were baptised Catholic, your first two weddings weren’t in a Catholic church overseen by a Catholic minister therefore the Roman Catholic church does not recognise those two marriages as valid’.” He added: ‘So in the eyes of the Catholic church Boris Johnson woke up last week as somebody who wasn’t married and had never been married and so was free to marry in the cathedral this weekend.’ A No10 spokesman said: ‘The Prime Minister and Ms Symonds were married yesterday afternoon in a small ceremony at Westminster Cathedral. ‘The couple will celebrate their wedding with family and friends next summer.’
16:06 Het is lekker weer in Engeland.
16:11 Ik dank Daily Mail voor dit bericht: Queen ‘turned down’ Boris Johnson’s plan to name £200m successor to royal yacht Britannia after Prince Philip. Royal sources said it was ‘not something that [they] had asked for’. Vessel will be used to host trade fairs, ministerial summits and diplomatic talks. Will be first national flagship since Britannia, which was decommissioned in 1997 By Gemma Parry For Mailonline. Published: 12:36 BST, 30 May 2021 | Updated: 12:46 BST, 30 May 2021 The successor to the Royal Yatch Britannia will not be named after the late Duke of Edinburgh as Prime Minister Boris Johnson had hoped. Costing up to £200 million, the boat will be used to host ministerial summits and diplomatic talks as part of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s plan to build links with other countries following Brexit. It will be the first national flagship since Britannia, which was decommissioned in 1997, but the new vessel will be a ship rather than a luxury yacht. It was hoped that the ship would be named after the Prince Philip, who died in April at the age of 99, but the PM’s plan was rejected by the royals. A senior Whitehall inside had said the ship would be named after Prince Philip, who played a role in designing the original yatch Britannia, if Buckingham Palace agreed to the plan. But, a royal source said the suggestion was ‘too grand’ and added ‘it is not something we have asked for.’ The Royal Family will not be using the new ship for personal travel or holidays, as they previously did with the former Royal Yatch Britannia, but will be able to use it to undertake overseas visits at the request of the government. It is understood that the Queen, 95, no longer undertakes overseas travel because of her age. The Royal Yatch was particularly important to the Royal Family, who used it as a private getaway for holidays and honeymoons for more than 40 years. When it was decommissioned the monarch, who it has been reported was happiest on board the yatch, was seen shedding a tear in public. Buckingham Palace has not been involved in the decision to commission the ship but a source said ‘we respect it’. Construction of the new ship is expected to begin as soon as 2022 and it will enter service within the next four years. The tendering process for the design and construction of the vessel will launch shortly, with an emphasis on showcasing British design expertise and the latest innovations in green technology. It is expected to be in service for about 30 years, and will be crewed by the Royal Navy. Mr Johnson said: ‘This new national flagship will be the first vessel of its kind in the world, reflecting the UK’s burgeoning status as a great, independent maritime trading nation. ‘Every aspect of the ship, from its build to the businesses it showcases on board, will represent and promote the best of British – a clear and powerful symbol of our commitment to be an active player on the world stage.’ Shadow Treasury chief secretary Bridget Phillipson said: ‘Right now our country faces huge challenges, and there’s no sign the government has a plan for the recovery. ‘We want to see public money used for targeted investment in a green economic recovery, resources for our NHS, and supporting families to succeed. If this ship is going to be part of a genuine plan for Britain’s future, the government must set out clearly how it will boost trade, jobs and growth in every corner of our country.’We’d want to see it built in Britain, supporting jobs and skills in shipyards here, and with a real focus on value for money at every stage.’
Off you go now Boris!
Het is mij welletjes. Jarenlang heeft hij getracht om zich te onttrekken aan zijn wettelijke verplichtingen om het testament van ‘The late Princess of Wales’ bekend te maken dat in december 1996 door Haar advocaat Anthony Julius is opgemaakt.
17:28 Princess Diana broke in tears listening disrespectful phone call Martin Bashir Princess Diana broke down in tears after listening to ‘disrespectful’ phone call from Martin Bashir, says her butler Paul Burrell. Diana’s former butler Paul Burrell claims Martin Bashir left the princess sobbing. Princess Diana ‘gobsmacked’ after listening in on Bashir questioning Mr Burrell. Former butler claims Bashir repeatedly rang probing for information on Diana By Milly Vincent For Mailonline Published: 15:56 BST, 30 May 2021 | Updated: 16:12 BST, 30 May 2021 A ‘disrespectful’ phone call from Martin Bashir left Princess Diana sobbing ‘how could he be like that?’, her former butler Paul Burrell claims. In a five-minute phone call to Diana’s butler at Kensington Palace, Mr Burrell claims Bashir brashly pushed him for information on the princess’s whereabouts and which ‘boyfriends’ she’d met with – as she secretly listened in. Mr Burrell told The Sun on Sunday that Diana had been ‘gobsmacked by his [Bashir’s] irreverence’ as the reporter had always politely addressed her as ‘Your Royal Highness’ to her face. The former butler claims that Bashir repeatedly rang him to win him over and gain information on Diana’s movements, but that his job was too valuable to him to disclose information about the princess. On this particular day in 1996 Diana had allegedly walked in to the butler’s pantry mid-conversation and overheard the reporter’s probing, mouthing ‘shh’ to Mr Burrell she then pressed her ear to the phone to hear the pair’s conversation. Mr Burrell told Sun on Sunday: ‘Martin was being very disrespectful, everything was ‘she’ this and ‘she’ that. He was asking where she was and ‘Has she been out with one of her boyfriends again?’ ‘He also spoke as if she was flighty. He was complaining she wasn’t taking his calls and wasn’t sharing as much with him as he wanted her to. It was a very uncomfortable moment.’ At this point Mr Burrell claims Diana was so ‘shocked’ and ‘betrayed’ to hear how Bashir spoke about her that she burst into tears and ran out of the room. Mr Burrell claims that this was the moment Diana severed her friendship with the reporter, who had allegedly told her before securing the 1995 Panorama interview with her that he had ‘not got much money’ and needed help bolstering his career at the BBC. The butler – who served Diana from 1987 to 1997 – previously recounted how the BBC presenter was like a ‘small child excited in a sweet shop’ when he led Bashir into Kensington Palace to meet with Diana ahead of the interview. He said the journalist was ‘all too happy,’ to talk to Diana after she had refused similar interviews with other broadcasters, but said Bashir had been ‘deceitful.’ Diana and Prince Charles’ two sons have both condemned the interview following the Dyson Inquiry into the actions of the BBC and Martin Bashir regarding their mother’s 1995 interview. The Duke of Cambridge said Bashir’s deceit in obtaining his 1995 interview with Princess Diana hastened his parents’ divorce and ‘hurt countless others’ in an unprecedented broadside against the shamed BBC. His brother Prince Harry – who is based in California – also responded to Lord Dyson’s damning report into how the interview was obtained, saying his mother ‘lost her life because of this’. But by the beginning of 1997, her relationship with the reporter was changing, with Diana telling royal correspondent Richard Kay that she had signed a book deal with the publisher Random House. The book was to be a collection of her speeches, illustrated with photographs of her at the events with ‘estimated sales will be £2 million to £3 million worldwide’, of which Bashir was due to get a ‘£100,000’ cut, she told Mr Kay. Diana told Mr Kay: ‘[Bashir] was always complaining about money, that he didn’t get paid enough by the BBC’. She later added: ‘Whenever Paul [Burrell] drives him, he pumps him for information, wanting to know who I see, what I do.’ Mr Burrell claims Diana pulled out of the book deal after overhearing the 1996 phone call from Bashir.
P.S. Ik zit niet te wachten op allerlei publiciteit. Uitsluitend op de uitvoering van ons beleidsplan. Daarbij kunnen wat mij betreft zowel Boris Johnson als Pieter Omtzigt vooralsnog op een zijspoor worden gerangeerd. Totdat Mariëtte Hamer haar werk heeft afgerond.