“I had bulimia for a number of years. And that’s like a secret disease,” she revealed to Bashir.
“You inflict it upon yourself because your self-esteem is at a low ebb, and you don’t think you’re worthy or valuable. You fill your stomach up four or five times a day — some do it more — and it gives you a feeling of comfort,” she said. “Then you’re disgusted at the bloatedness of your stomach, and then you bring it all up again. And it’s a repetitive pattern which is very destructive to yourself.”
Princess Diana revealed that her eating disorder was a “symptom of what was going on in [her] marriage.”
“I was crying out for help, but giving the wrong signals, and people were using my bulimia as a coat on a hanger,” she said. “They decided that was the problem — Diana was unstable.”