Ex French Prez Pens Steamy Princess Novel

Just how close were Diana and Valéry Giscard d'Estaing?
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Sep 22, 2009 2:19 AM CDT
Was Diana the model for unhappy British princess "Patricia' in Valery Giscard d'Estaing roman a steam?   (AP Photo/John Stillwell, File, POOL)
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(Newser) – Did they or didn't they? That's what the French wonder now that Valéry Giscard d'Estaing has penned a steamy novel about a French president's affair with an "unhappy" English princess who could be Diana's doppelgänger, reports the Guardian. The pair consummate their love in The Princess and the President after D-Day celebrations. The former president, 83, left office the year Diana married Prince Charles, but they met at charity events.