Princess Diana Threatened to Kill Camilla Parker Bowles, Claims Controversial New Book

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Author Penny Junor is set to release a tell-all book about the upbringing of Prince Harry, but the portions of Prince Harry: Brother, Soldier, Son that are gaining the most notice have less to do with "Captain Wales" than with his allegedly unstable mum.

Fresh on the heels of news that Kate Middleton is pregnant with her second child, excerpts from Junor's book were released today and contain some astonishing claims about the manner in which Princess Diana lived her life and raised her children.

Di was reportedly so jealous of her romantic rival, Camilla Parker Bowles, that she would regularly make late night phone calls to the home of Prince Charles' mistress to taunt her and - on at least one occasion - to threaten her life.

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"I've sent someone to kill you," the book quotes Diana as telling Bowles. "They're outside in the garden...Look out of the window; can you see them?"

Despite her disgust at her husband's infidelities, Diana "didn't attempt to hider her dalliances - or her emotions - from her children."

Though they were only 12 and 14 at the time of her divorce, Diana's children reportedly became both her confidants and her emotional crutches.

"Diana confided in her boys and sought comfort from them," Junor writes. "No one could protect them from the emotional extremes of their mother."

As for why she's making all of these revelations 17 years after Diana's death, Junor says, "The facts need to be reiterated because it affected Harry deeply. The man he is today is a product of that broken home."

Prince Harry turns 30 on September 15. Junor's book will hit US stores tomorrow.

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