Princess Diana’s biographer Andrew Morton has fallen for the woman who founded lingerie chain Knickerbox.

Janie Schaffer has known Morton for two years, although her marriage of 18 years only recently collapsed. In September, she was photographed hand-in-hand with Morton near his Manhattan apartment. He has since moved back to London, where he lives within walking distance of Schaffer.

At the weekend she refused to comment on her break-up with husband Stephen, or her relationship with Morton, who amassed millions chronicling the marital problems of the Princess of Wales. Morton split from his wife Lynne last year after revelations he’d had a string of affairs.

According to friends, 44-year-old Schaffer first met Morton on a skiing holiday two years ago. ”They were with their respective partners and some other couples,” a friend said.

”But Andrew and Janie, who are both good skiers, hit it off straight away and spent a lot of time together, not least because Andrew’s wife doesn’t ski.”

(Source: Nationwide News Australia May 29, 2006)