Princess Anne and Princess Diana never had the opportunity to be close.

In its Jan. 10 issue, New Idea claimed that Princess Anne was secretly thrilled to learn that Prince Charles and Princess Diana were getting a divorce because this meant that she didn’t have to fake things with the latter.

“Anne was glad she wouldn’t have to put on fake friendliness and deal with what she called the tedium of Diana’s mood swings. Anne’s not one for shows of emotion. She’s like her mother in that way. But Diana’s death really got to her. Deep down she did regret not making more of an effort with her. Most people knew they weren’t on great terms, so the mourning period and funeral afterward was tough on Anne,” a source told New Idea.

The insider that Princess Anne’s regrets for not being nice to Princess Diana deepened after it was revealed that Martin Bashir tricked her into giving her 1995 tell-all interview.

Back then, Princess Anne was furious at Princess Diana for revealing shocking things about her personal life, as well as her royal life.

Princess Royal also allegedly thought that Princess Diana decided to give the interview to gain public sympathy.

But almost 20 years later, Princess Anne learned that this wasn’t the case. Instead, Princess Diana was coerced into giving the controversial interview because Bashir lied to her.

“But when it all came out that Diana had been conned, and how miserable she truly was, Anne was devastated. She worries that she failed Diana, who could have used a strong woman to support her,” the source said.

The insider added that Princess Anne is so hard on herself trying to figure out what she could’ve done to help the Princess of Wales. However, it’s too late because Princess Diana is no longer around.

As of late, Princess Anne has not commented on Princess Diana’s interview with Bashir so no one knows for sure how she feels about it.

While it is true that Princess Anne and Princess Diana were never close, there was no indication that they had been feuding behind closed doors.

By the looks of it, the tabloid is just making up this story about the two female royals for clickbait purposes.

It’s also unclear why Princess Anne and Princess Diana’s relationship is being revisited right now.