Diana & her siblings nicknamed their step mom as “Acid Raine”
As reported by ABC’s Good Morning America, a forthcoming documentary titled ‘Diana: The Rest of Her Story’ is set to feature previously unreleased footage. The timing of this revelation coincided with the 26th anniversary of Princess Diana’s passing. In the uncovered footage, Princess Diana can be heard discussing a candid conversation between her husband, Prince Charles, and her stepmother, Raine Spencer, which took place at their second son’s christening.
Princess Diana recounted the exchange, saying that during Harry’s christening, Charles approached her stepmother and remarked, “You know we were so disappointed, we thought it would be a girl.” She went on to share Raine Spencer’s reaction, recalling, “And mummy snapped his head off and said, ‘You should realize how lucky you are to have a child that’s normal.'”
The tapes also capture Princess Diana’s perspective on her strained relationship with her stepmother. She expressed her anger towards Raine, stating, “I was so angry. I said ‘I hate you so much. If you only knew how much we all hated you for what you’ve done. You ruined the house. You spent Daddy’s money. I have said everything I possibly could.” Raine, in response, mentioned the pain Princess Diana’s mother had caused her father.
In the tapes, Princess Diana emphasized the disparity between Raine’s perception of pain and her own experiences in her royal role, saying, “Pain, Raine? That’s one word you don’t even know how to relate to. In my job and in my role, I see people suffer like you’ve never seen. And you call that pain? I said, you’ve got a lot to learn.” She also revealed that her siblings shared her sentiments and had a contentious relationship with their stepmother, nicknaming her “Acid Raine” and singing, “Raine, Raine, go away!” on occasion.