Princess diana dating hasnat khan
Yet their relationship was serious enough for his family to meet the Princess during her 1996 visit to Pakistan, when she wore a traditional shalwar kameez out of respect for their Muslim faith. She also enjoyed the afternoon tea she had with my family.
And I think she very much liked the Asian family's eccentric culture," says Dr Khan.
That is very important."After meeting at the Royal Brompton Hospital, where the Princess was visiting a friend who was recovering from heart surgery, they pursued a discreet, two-year affair that finished in the early summer of 1997.
He believed that she wanted to get married but had not thought about the implications.
These days Dr Khan spends most of his time working as a surgeon in Malaysia.
When he is in Pakistan, he lives in his own spacious yet modestly decorated colonial-style house in Jehlum, the arid central Punjab district that is a two-hour drive from the Pakistani capital of Islamabad.
He says he has not been asked to appear as a witness at the current inquest; he never met Dodi Fayed and can shed no light on how the couple died in a car crash in Paris in the early hours of August 31, 1997."I emailed them [the coroner's office] a letter on December 23 but, when I did not hear from them, I wrote again and told them that my earlier statement [to the Lord Stevens inquiry into the Princess's death] should be considered as my last.
I do not know what else I can say."But I hope the inquest clarifies everything," he continues.