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Precedent Set! William Was Induced, Princess Diana Told Andrew Morton

Prince William's Birth Was Induced

Originally posted 07/19/2013 01:30PM

Mirroring the past?

When his mother Princess Diana gave birth to him on June 21, 1982, Prince William "had to be induced, because I couldn't handle the press pressure any longer, it was becoming unbearable," Diana later told her confidant, journalist Andrew Morton.

"It was as if everybody was monitoring every day for me," she said.

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Oh, Deer! Mystery Man with Princess Diana Revealed | Princess Diana

Princess Diana with Adam Russell in Mystery Photo from 1980s

Originally posted 01/04/2013 05:00PM

Leave it to royal reporter and Diana biographer Andrew Morton to reveal the "unknown male" in the 1980s photo of the late princess making the rounds Friday as it heads to auction.

Morton, who wrote Diana, Her True Story, was familiar with the image from when he was originally "given the task of trying to identify the boy in the picture."

"The young man was Adam Russell, the great-grandson of former prime minister Stanley Baldwin, and now a deer farmer in Dorset," Morton tells the U.K.'s Guardian of when he conducted interviews for his book.

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Princess Diana Paid Tribute on Her 50th Birthday

Princess Diana Paid Tribute on Her 50th Birthday

Originally posted 07/01/2011 10:00AM

As Prince William and Duchess Catherine take Canada by storm this weekend, Friday marks another occasion in the young royal's life: the 50th birthday of his late mother, Princess Diana.

The occasion is hardly going unnoticed in London, where remembrances in the form of cakes, candles, cards and other tributes are being left outside the gates of Kensington Palace, home to Diana before she was killed in a 1997 car crash at age 36.

"She would've been so popular still. Everyone would have been here to help celebrate," Kathy Martin, 49, a childcare worker from Australia, tells the Associated Press. "We'll never get to see her grow old."

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Andrew Morton to Write Book About William & Kate's Wedding | Kate Middleton, Prince William

Andrew Morton to Write Book About William & Kate's Wedding

Originally posted 12/20/2010 11:15AM

Andrew Morton, the British royal biographer who famously was the first to reveal Princess Diana's unhappiness in her marriage, is preparing to cover a much happier set of circumstances – Diana's son Prince William's marriage to Kate Middleton.

Morton, the author of Diana: Her True Story, will publish the new book, titled William & Catherine, within weeks after the couple's April 29 wedding. It will tell the couple's story from when they met at university eight years ago through the wedding itself – including 150 photographs with 32 pages of wedding coverage.

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Andrew Morton | Andrew Morton, Princess Diana

Andrew Morton

Originally posted 07/01/2004 04:00PM

It's been more than a decade since Andrew Morton first revealed Princess Diana's troubles in a tell-all biography (1992's Diana: Her True Story), and now the writer's back with more details about her passionate life following her royal divorce. The newest installment, Diana: In Pursuit of Love, "joins the dots and tries to make sense of her life," he says – and make sense of her series of lovers before her '97 death. Morton, 50, recently talked with PEOPLE about the Diana he knew and why the time is right to revisit her last years.

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