A longstanding Trump critic and veteran BBC television journalist,Selina Scott, says that after Diana and Prince Charles divorced in 1996, Trump sent huge bouquets to the newly single princess's London home at Kensington Palace.
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Scott, who is a longstanding Trump critic and veteran BBC television journalist, says that after Diana and Prince Charles divorced in 1996, Trump sent huge bouquets to the newly single princess's London home at Kensington Palace.
Scott, 64, wrote in an Aug. 16 column in the U.K. paper The Sunday Times.: "Trump clearly saw Diana as the ultimate trophy wife. As the roses and orchids piled up at her apartment she became increasingly concerned about what she should do. It had begun to feel as if Trump was stalking her."
Scott reports that Diana told her of Trump's approaches over a private dinner. "'What am I going to do?' she asked. 'He gives me the creeps.' 'Just throw them in the bin,' I advised. Diana laughed."
"When she died in the tragic accident in Paris in 1997, Trump told friends his biggest regret was that they hadn't dated. He said that he always thought he had a chance of romance and would have had a 'shot' with he," Scott says.
In his 1997 book, The Art of the Comeback, Trump wrote: "I only have one regret in the women department – that I never had the opportunity to court Lady Diana Spencer. I met her on a number of occasions. I couldn’t help but notice how she moved people. She lit up the room with her charm, her presence. She was a genuine princess – a dream lady."
A spokesman for Trump told The Sunday Times, "They had a great relationship, liked each other a lot, but nothing ever came of it."
He had earlier, in 1994, told Scott that he was on Prince Charles's side in the royal couple's estrangement, she says.