Princess Michael of Kent has launched a bizarre broadside at the Royal family, branding some of her relatives as “a bit boring” and describing the late Princess Diana as uneducated.
The Princess, who has been married to Prince Michael, the Queen's cousin, since 1978, made the comments during an interview with disgraced media tycoon Conrad Black to promote her latest historical novel on Canadian TV.
When asked about Prince William and Kate, she said: "Of course we're thrilled to have a beautiful young married couple with a baby."
"Let's hope there are more marriages soon because I think to have that young generation is terribly good for the people. The people love to see happy young people and I think the older generation are a bit boring for most people."
Princess Michael went on to say that she used to live next door to Princess Diana at Kensington Palace.
“I must say I was very fond of her, very attached to her. She had an enormous amount of goodness in her,” Princess Michael said.
"Like probably many people of little education who find themselves, like pop stars or film stars, suddenly lauded by the whole world, it is very difficult if you have not had a mother bringing you up who was quite stern and strict. She did not have a mother bring her up and she did not have much education, so it is much harder to cope with eulogy."
"She had her two sisters but they were doing their own thing and she was the youngest and on her own, and her mother went to Australia when she was 10 years old or something and that is tough. Sarah Ferguson had the same thing. Her mother went off to Buenos Aires when she was very young."
Princess Michael, who was promoting her latest historical novel The Queen of Four Kingdoms, has a history of making headline-grabbing comments.