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Diana, Princess of Wales on holiday in Majorca, Spain on August 10, 1987. (Photo by Georges De Keerle/Getty Images)

In a desperate attempt to promote his new book without using Twitter, Donald Trump has made the startling claim that Princess Diana used to “kiss my ass.” Princess Diana’s younger brother, Charles, 9th Earl Spencer has deftly shot the claim down via – you guessed it – Twitter.

While on his latest book tour, the former President reportedly told Breitbart that a lot of people, namely those in the upper echelons of society, used to treat him differently before he became the Commander in Chief. The book promises to publish letters from famous figures including Princess Diana, Queen Elizabeth, Oprah Winfrey and Barack Obama.

“I think they’re going to see a very fascinating life. I knew them all – and every one of them kissed my ass, and now I only have half of them kissing my ass,” Trump reportedly told the outlet.

Princess Diana’s younger brother’s retort was swift.

“Surprised to hear that Donald Trump is apparently claiming that my late sister Diana wanted to ‘kiss his arse,’ since the one time she mentioned him to me – when he was using her good name to sell some real estate in New York – she clearly viewed him as worse than an anal fissure,” Charles wrote on Twitter.

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – NOVEMBER 20: Diana, Princess Of Wales, Attending A Gala Evening In Aid Of Cancer Research At Bridgewater House In London. The Princess Is Wearing A Dress Designed By Fashion Designer Jacques Azagury (Photo by Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images)

The former President has spoken about Princess Diana many times in the past, and in a lot of those interviews he expressed his regrets on not courting her.

“I tell you what,” Trump told Howard Stern in an interview in 2000. “I think she’s magnificent. Lady Di was truly a woman with great beauty. I’ve seen her a couple of times. She was really beautiful, and people didn’t realise that beautiful. She was supermodel beautiful. She had the height, she had the beauty, she had the skin, the whole thing.”

Trump did say more things about Princess Diana, of which we have chosen not to publish here.

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Diana, The Princess Of Wales In New York. (Photo by Antony Jones/UK Press via Getty Images)

Former British anchor and friend of Princess Diana Selina Scott wrote a column for UK newspaper The Sunday Times in 2015. In it, she detailed how Trump sent her friend multiple bouquets of flowers.

“As the roses and orchids piled up at her apartment she became increasingly concerned about what she should do. It had begun to feel as if Trump was stalking her,” Scott wrote. “[She said,] ‘What am I going to do? He gives me the creeps.’”

“When she died in the tragic accident in Paris in 1997, Trump told friends his biggest regret was that they hadn’t dated,” Scott wrote. “He said that he always thought he had a chance of romance and would have had a ‘shot’ with her.”

Trump really will stoop to any level for publicity, won’t he.