Princess Diana did a lot of things to get Prince Charles’ attention, but she failed on multiple occasions.

During a previous interview, the Princess of Wales detailed how she tried to hurt herself in front of Prince Charles but elicited no reaction from her then-husband. On one occasion, the future king refused to listen to Princess Diana so the latter did something dangerous.

“So, I picked up his penknife off his dressing table and scratched myself heavily down my chest and both thighs. There was a lot of blood – and he hadn’t made any reaction whatsoever,” she said.

In another desperate attempt to get Prince Charles’ attention, the mom of two threw herself down a flight of stairs while she was pregnant with Prince William. Before doing so, Princess Diana first told her husband that she was feeling desperate while crying her eyes out.

“He said I was crying wolf… ‘I’m not going to listen,’ he said. ‘You’re always doing this to me… I’m going riding now…’ So I threw myself down the stairs… The Queen comes out, absolutely horrified, shaking – she was so frightened,” Princess Diana said.

Throughout the course of Princess Diana’s short life, she reportedly attempted suicide five times. In Andrew Morton’s book “Diana: Her True Story,” the royal author detailed how Prince William and Prince Harry’s mom tried to take her own life several times because she was unhappy in her marriage to Prince Charles.

After publishing the shocking details about Princess Diana’s past, Morton was heavily criticized for his book. Morton explained that it soon became evident that his book really was, as it claimed, Princess Diana’s own true story.

Princess Diana quickly received support and she started receiving letters from other people who were also suffering in different ways. Unfortunately, Princess Diana passed away on Aug. 31, 1997, following a fatal car crash in Paris.

One year before her death, she got divorced from Prince Charles.

Prince Charles and Princess Diana
Prince Charles and Princess Diana are pictured attending a centenary service for the Royal College Of Music on Feb. 28, 1982 at Westminster Abbey, London. Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty Images