Diana was willing to move to Pak Jemima

By: admin
Updated: 03 Aug 2013 12:35 AM

London: Princess Diana was so "madly in
love" with Pakistani surgeon Hasnat Khan that she wanted to marry him and
was even willing to move to Pakistan, according to Jemima Khan.

the former wife of Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan and a
friend of the late princess, has written a detailed account of their
friendship in an article for the September issue of 'Vanity Fair' titled
'The Grandmother Prince George Never Knew'.

"Diana was madly in
love with Hasnat Khan and wanted to marry him, even if that meant living
in Pakistan, and that's one of the reasons why we became friends," she
told the magazine.

"She wanted to know how hard it had been for
me to adapt to life in Pakistan," she added, in reference to her own
marriage to Imran Khan, which took her to Pakistan.

disclosed that Diana had visited her twice in Pakistan to help raise funds
for the hospital where her former husband - a distant cousin of Diana's
lover - worked.

"Both times she also went to meet his family
secretly to discuss the possibility of marriage to Hasnat," she reveals.

made every effort to get to know the surgeon's family but for a son to
marry an Englishwoman "is every conservative Pashtun mother's worst
nightmare", Jemima says in the article.

The couple are thought to
have discussed the possibility of marriage. But Hasnat Khan apparently
told her that "it was a ridiculous idea" and that the only way they could
have a normal life would be to move to Pakistan, where the press "don't
bother you". The surgeon reportedly revealed this in an interview to the
police after Diana's death in a car crash in Paris in 1997.

her love affair with the doctor began to crumble, Diana began a new
relationship with Dodi Al Fayed.

The source of her apparent
frustration with the surgeon - his reluctance to marry - was no longer an
issue with Al Fayed, who she reportedly believed was going to give her a

She told close friend Rosa Monckton, the former managing
director of Tiffany & Co, that the ring was "going firmly on my right

However, according to Monckton, Diana talked much more
about Khan than Al Fayed and that the princess pursued the relationship
only to make the surgeon jealous.