In a new interview with Harper’s BAZAAR Australia, the Australian designer Jayson Brundson discusses working with Diana in 1996, during her final visit to Australia for a charity event.
Brundson told the publication:
“I was very good friends with Joh Bailey and Joh was appointed her hairdresser while she was here on the visit. She hadn’t been divorced very long and Jo knew I was a massive fan. He had an assistant going with him every day to the Ritz Carlton in the morning to do her hair for the day. So he said to me, ‘Would you like to come as my assistant?’ on the Saturday and I said, ‘Yes of course I would, I’ve love to.'”
But when it came to accessorizing Diana’s outfit, Brundson recalls her decision not to wear Chanel shoes:
“She came out holding like handfuls of shoes and bags and just dumped them all down on the couch. Then said, ‘What do you think?’, so I went through them all and I found a pair of Chanel shoes, and I said, ‘Well these would look great with the Versace,’ and she said ‘No, I can’t wear linked Cs, the double C.’ So I asked why, and she said, ‘It’s Camilla and Charles.'”
Princess Diana’s divorce from Prince Charles was finalized in August 1996. But throughout their marriage, Camilla Parker Bowles was always present. In fact, before Princess Diana’s separation from Prince Charles was announced, tapes of romantic phone calls between Camilla and Charles were leaked, leading to rumors of infidelity.
In a TV interview in 1994, Prince Charles admitted that he’d committed adultery while still married, but he claimed it happened only after “it became clear that the marriage had irretrievably broken down.”