New children’s book details Princess Diana’s eating disorder

The latest in Little People, Big Dreams, a children’s biography series by author Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara, details the life of the late Princess Diana.

But the children’s book leaves no issue untouched, including the former Princess of Wales’ eating disorder. according to the Independent.

The series will “introduce young readers to the world’s favorite princess” when it hits bookshelves on September 5, 2023.

The book is aimed at children from 4 years of age and tells the story of Diana’s transformation from primary school teacher to member of the British royal family.

“Though her life seemed to have been pulled out of the pages of a fairy tale, she soon realized that the prince’s heart belonged to someone else,” the book says.

“Over time, that sadness developed into an eating disorder called bulimia.” Mayo Clinic describes bulimia as a serious, potentially life-threatening eating disorder.

The Post reached out to author Sánchez Vegara’s representatives for comment.

The book credits the former Princess of Wales as “the first famous person to speak out about her battle with bulimia and in doing so, help others cope.”

Diana, Princess of Wales became a pop culture icon for her activism, grace and style.

“Small People, Big Dreams: Princess Diana” will be released in September.
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The late princess’ struggles with eating disorders are illustrated by a picture of Diana sitting on the kitchen floor next to an empty plate.

“Whenever she felt alone, she sought relief by eating whatever cakes she could find in the royal kitchens,” the text reads.

It continued: “But that sweet feeling of comfort didn’t last long. Once it was gone, she tried to get rid of all the food she had eaten by throwing up.”

Diana’s life changed drastically when she married then-Prince Charles.
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The children’s book features images of the beloved princess struggling with her eating disorder.
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The book details the failure of her marriage to Charles and claims that this is what triggered her illness.
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Diana, who died on August 31, 1997, first spoke openly about her bulimia in a 1995 Panorama interview with Martin Bashir.

“I had bulimia for several years. And this is like a secret disease. “You do it to yourself because your self-esteem is at rock bottom and you don’t think you’re worthy or valuable,” she told Bashir. “You fill your stomach four or five times a day – some do it more often – and it gives you a feeling of comfort.”

The book states: “She needed time to seek help, learn to love herself and stop hurting her body. But when she did, she felt better than ever.”

Diana used her status to raise awareness for charitable causes around the world “while raising her two sons to have more contact with the world outside the palace,” writes Sánchez Vegara.

As a mother of two sons, Prince William and Prince Harry, she tried to make her children aware of what is happening outside the walls of Buckingham Palace.
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When she divorced Charles, she remained an activist in the community.
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A famous moment when she hugged an AIDS patient in a New York hospital during the epidemic in the 1980s is also mentioned, showing Diana’s social awareness.

She “enchanted people with her own brand of magic and shed light on important causes, from mental health issues to animal rights,” the text informs young readers.

Part of a series highlighting influential public figures, the book encapsulates its message by saying that Princess Diana will always be remembered as “the princess of the people who encouraged us all to stand up for what we did.” we believe.”

Caroline Bleakley

Caroline Bleakley is a USTimeToday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Caroline Bleakley joined USTimeToday in 2022 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with Caroline Bleakley by emailing

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