While living at Kensington Palace, the late Princess Diana reportedly went against palace protocol and took matters into her own hands. Picture: AP
While living at Kensington Palace, the late Princess Diana reportedly went against palace protocol and took matters into her own hands. Picture: AP

Princess Diana secretly buried stillborn baby in palace garden, claims best friend

By Lifestyle Reporter Time of article published Sep 14, 2020

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While living at Kensington Palace, the late Princess Diana reportedly went against palace protocol and took matters into her own hands.

According to her former butler, Paul Burrell, Diana had buried her friend’s stillborn baby in the palace gardens, British tabloid, The Express reported.

Burrell wrote in his 2006 book “The Way We Are”, that her best friend Rosa Monckton had given birth to a stillborn baby in 1994 and the infant was secretly buried in the garden.

Burrell’s claim was backed up by Monckton who confirmed the incident during an interview with Australia’s Channel 7, saying that she did have a stillborn child which Diana had offered to bury in the garden.

“I’m going to tell the chief inspector that we’re going to bury a pet in the garden. Only you, I, and Rosa will know it’s a baby,” said Monckton when Burrell asked the princess how she intended to get past security.

Monckton also mentioned how she had an emotional ceremony in the garden after which the late princess of Wales gave her a key to the garden, which is still in her possession.

In September 2020, the Daily Mail reported that human remains were found at Kensington Palace.

Until today, Scotland Yard has still not properly identified the body, thought to be that of an adult female.

Following the tragic loss, Monckton and her husband Dominic Lawson later welcomed the birth of a baby girl named Domenica and asked Diana to be her godmother.

At present, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton, call Kensington Palace home, along with their three children.

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