Dewsbury-born author Andrew Morton’s 1992 book, Diana: Her True Story hit the shops but was sensationally withdrawn from sale by Tesco, prompting rumours Buckingham Palace had complained that the book would be on sale in a supermarket, a rumour denied by the chain, whose rival Asda agreed to stock it.
The book went on to become an international best-seller, earning the former YEP reporter millions. It also marked a shift-change in the way people viewed the monarchy, which, until then had largely been above reproach with private matters hidden from view. It revealed Diana made a number of suicide bids and uncovered her unhappy marriage to Prince Charles.
It forced the royal family to re-evaluate their role in society.