Princess Diana’s ex-lover Dr. Hasnat Khan has broken his silence about his feelings for the princess, saying he is still haunted by her memory.
Hasnat – the heart surgeon who ended his two-year relationship with Diana just weeks before her death in 1997 – revealed he has split from his wife Hadia Sher Ali and admits he has found it difficult to move on from the princess’ death.
Hasnat, who has been married for less than two years, said: “Sometimes I feel like screaming. There have been very bad times. I have moved on, but it keeps coming back. I think Diana did great work for the country and for people all over the world. Not just in the UK, but everywhere.
“I separated recently from my wife. There were so many reasons, not just one. I really can’t elaborate on that.”
Friends claim Hasnat struggled to find love again after splitting from Diana and was left devastated by her death.
One pal explained: “He dearly loved his new wife but it was always going to be impossible to replace the princess – even though she passed away 10 years ago. With the inquest into Diana’s death starting everything came back to him. It put his marriage under incredible strain.”
Diana – who was killed in a Paris car crash on August 31, 1997 – told friends Hasnat was “the love of her life” and was even said to be considering converting to Islam to marry him.
Hasnat, who left the UK to build a new life in Pakistan last year, is hoping he will not be called to give evidence at the London inquest into Diana’s death.
As he now lives in Pakistan, Hasnat can’t be forced to appear as a witness but insists he is willing to co-operate. He said: “If it’s within the law for a coroner to ask me, I will attend.
“However, the advice that I have been given is that I cannot be called if I am overseas. I will act on my lawyer’s advice. I will do exactly what the law requires.”