Though Mr.Kohl is said to have tried vehemently to halt the book’s publication, it published nevertheless and seems to contain some fascinating insight.
The Daily Mail writes:
The former German chancellor Helmut Kohl branded the marriage of Prince Charles and Princess Diana ‘idiotic’, an explosive new book has claimed.
The 84-year-old, who led Germany from 1982 to 1998, also added that had Diana become queen immediately, she ‘would have done her bit in bed’.
It has also emerged he described Prince Philip as a ‘blockhead’ and accused former prime minister Margaret Thatcher of falling asleep at meetings.
The claims come in a controversial book by by journalist Heribert Schwan and is based on extensive interviews with the former chancellor.
According to the book, Mr Kohl told Mr Schwan that while Prince Charles was ‘entirely friendly’, he was unimpressed with his marriage to Diana Spencer in 1981.
He said: ‘Her marriage was an absolutely idiotic affair.
‘Had she become queen immediately she would have done her bit in bed, created three princes and her duty to the nation would have been fulfilled. But like this she had to travel around, talk to mayors and so on and then she withered away.’ (Daily Mail)
I don’t think he said anything particularly damning, but I understand a person, especially a public figure, not wanting their personal views remembered ahead of their political career.