The woman wants to dig up the uncle of Princess Diana to prove she is related to the British royal family

Ann Ukrainetz, 75, from Escondido, California, has begun a legal attempt to have the remains of one of Princess Diana's uncles digged up in an effort to prove that she is akin to the British royal family, DailyMailTV can exclusively reveal

A Californian grandmother has begun a legal attempt to have the remains of an uncle of Princess Diana digged up in an effort to prove that she is akin to the British royal family, DailyMailTV can exclusively reveal.

Ann Ukrainetz, 75, from Escondido, says she is the illegitimate daughter of Maurice Burke Roche, 4th Baron Fermoy – the grandfather of Princess Diana.

The grandmother of the seven was raised in the belief that she was the child of foreman Charles Rudderforth, but discovered the truth about her lineage in 1999 – four years after her mother Evelyn died in 1995.

Ukrainetz found a confession letter written in an old music program stored under her mother's stuff, as well as a series of love notes addressed to & # 39; my rose, my love, my Evelyn & # 39; and signed & # 39; MF & # 39 ;.

Now the 75-year-old wants to dig up the remains of Maurice's twin brother, Francis, who is buried in New York, and compare his DNA with hers to prove that she is really Princess Diana's aunt.

Ukrainetz said exclusively about DailyMailTV: "In the end, this will give me the answers that I have been looking for for 20 years.

& # 39; Can you imagine? Twenty years trying to fight this fight of who I am? It just shoots in my mind, it absolutely blows me away. & # 39;

Ann Ukrainetz, 75, from Escondido, California, has begun a legal attempt to have the remains of one of Princess Diana's uncles digged up in an effort to prove that she is akin to the British royal family, DailyMailTV can exclusively reveal

Ann Ukrainetz, 75, from Escondido, California, has begun a legal attempt to have the remains of one of Princess Diana's uncles digged up in an effort to prove that she is akin to the British royal family, DailyMailTV can exclusively reveal

In 1995, the mother of Ukrainetz, Evelyn, died. Four years later, when she went through her possessions, Ukrainetz discovered a letter hidden in a music program that revealed the truth about her origins. Pictured: Ukrainetz with her mother and three children

In 1995, the mother of Ukrainetz, Evelyn, died. Four years later, when she went through her possessions, Ukrainetz discovered a letter hidden in a music program that revealed the truth about her origins. Pictured: Ukrainetz with her mother and three children

In 1995, the mother of Ukrainetz, Evelyn, died. Four years later, when she went through her possessions, Ukrainetz discovered a letter hidden in a music program that revealed the truth about her origins. Pictured: Ukrainetz with her mother and three children

Ukrainetz says she likes to grow up in the countryside of England, but that changed in 1955 when Maurice died and her family moved to Canada. There, her actress-mother Evelyn became (left) bookkeeper and removed her only daughter from the rest of their English family

Ukrainetz says she likes to grow up in the countryside of England, but that changed in 1955 when Maurice died and her family moved to Canada. There, her actress-mother Evelyn became (left) bookkeeper and removed her only daughter from the rest of their English family

Ukrainetz says she likes to grow up in the countryside of England, but that changed in 1955 when Maurice died and her family moved to Canada. There, her actress-mother Evelyn became (left) bookkeeper and removed her only daughter from the rest of their English family

Ukrainetz was born Ann Rudderforth in Kings Lynn, England, on 22 November 1943 with Evelyn - an actress who was the leading light of the local theater company. Ukrainetz thinks that her mother met Maurice while she was on stage

Ukrainetz was born Ann Rudderforth in Kings Lynn, England, on 22 November 1943 with Evelyn - an actress who was the leading light of the local theater company. Ukrainetz thinks that her mother met Maurice while she was on stage

Ukrainetz was born Ann Rudderforth in Kings Lynn, England, on 22 November 1943 with Evelyn – an actress who was the leading light of the local theater company. Ukrainetz thinks that her mother met Maurice while she was on stage

Ukrainetz says she has tried to contact the Fermoy family, Princess Diana's brother Charles, Earl Spencer and the Dukes of Cambridge and Sussex, but has largely been ignored.

She told DailyMailTV: "I am their flesh and blood. Why can not they accept me? They accept Meghan who is divorced.

& # 39; The royal family has come a long way because they have accepted others. But still, I, being a kinsman, do not want anything to do with them. It makes me angry. & # 39;

Ukrainetz was born Ann Rudderforth in Kings Lynn, England, on 22 November 1943 with Evelyn – an actress who was the leading light of the local theater company.

Ukrainetz says she believes Maurice, 4th Baron Fermoy saw her mother for the first time on the scene for the first time in the same year and hopelessly fell in love with an affair that lasted until his death in 1955.

When she was an adult, she said that there were regular Friday visits from the insurance company, which she later realized was Maurice Maurice.

She said: "He was introduced to me as the insurance man and he would very often come on a Friday and we should give up completely.

& # 39; My grandmother would take a walk because she lived with my father and mother – she was bombed during the war – and I would sit on his knee.

I thought that was kind of weird when I got older – why bounce am I on this man's lap when he is the insurance man? But it seemed that my mother and he had a very close relationship and so I felt that it was good.

& # 39; He would always bring some toys. I remember that he had bought a bike for me for my birthday. I think it was blue – a blue Raleigh bike. I just loved it. & # 39;

Ukrainetz says she believes Maurice, 4th Baron Fermoy was hopelessly in love with her mother in 1943, before he started an affair that lasted until his death in 1955. When she grew up, she said that there were regular visits from the insurance company & # 39 ;, she says she was later realized Maurice

Ukrainetz says she believes Maurice, 4th Baron Fermoy was hopelessly in love with her mother in 1943, before he started an affair that lasted until his death in 1955. When she grew up, she said that there were regular visits from the insurance company & # 39 ;, she says she was later realized Maurice

Ukrainetz says she believes Maurice, 4th Baron Fermoy was hopelessly in love with her mother in 1943, before he started an affair that lasted until his death in 1955. When she grew up, she said that there were regular visits from the insurance company & # 39 ;, she says she was later realized Maurice

In 1995 her mother Evelyn died. Four years later, when she went through her possessions, Ukrainetz discovered a letter hidden in a music program that revealed the truth about her origins (photo)

In 1995 her mother Evelyn died. Four years later, when she went through her possessions, Ukrainetz discovered a letter hidden in a music program that revealed the truth about her origins (photo)

In 1995 her mother Evelyn died. Four years later, when she went through her possessions, Ukrainetz discovered a letter hidden in a music program that revealed the truth about her origins (photo)

Part of the letter reads: "My dearest, dear Ann, I know that one day you will have this letter in your possession, perhaps after I have left this world. Please try to understand. I just have to get this off my chest. Charlie was not your biological father. I fell in love with Lord Fermoy and we got you as a result. He was married and I was just an ordinary man & # 39;

Part of the letter reads: "My dearest, dear Ann, I know that one day you will have this letter in your possession, perhaps after I have left this world. Please try to understand. I just have to get this off my chest. Charlie was not your biological father. I fell in love with Lord Fermoy and we got you as a result. He was married and I was just an ordinary man & # 39;

Part of the letter reads: "My dearest, dear Ann, I know that one day you will have this letter in your possession, perhaps after I have left this world. Please try to understand. I just have to get this off my chest. Charlie was not your biological father. I fell in love with Lord Fermoy and we got you as a result. He was married and I was just an ordinary man & # 39;

But her mother, Evelyn, was married – with Charles, a foreman at a local wood factory – and so did Maurice: for Ruth Roche, a confidant and lady-in-waiting for the Queen Mother, and the mother of his son Edmund and daughters Mary and Frances.

Frances – who according to Ukrainetz is her half-sister – later married John Spencer, Viscount Althorp, with whom she had a son Charles and three daughters, including Princess Diana.

Evelyn was married at the time of the affair with Charles, a foreman at a local timber factory

Evelyn was married at the time of the affair with Charles, a foreman at a local timber factory

Evelyn was married at the time of the affair with Charles, a foreman at a local timber factory

According to Ukrainetz, her family seemed modest, but she always had money – she believed it, by her aristocratic biological father.

She also attended events in Sandringham – the home of the royal family in Norfolk – and the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, commissioned by Maurice, who had a house on the estate.

But although she says she likes to grow up in the countryside of England; that all changed in 1955 when Maurice died and her family moved to Canada.

There her actress-mother Evelyn became an accountant and removed her only daughter from the rest of their English family, including the grandmother of Ukrainetz who had to stay behind.

In 1964, Ukrainetz met and married her husband Len, with whom she had three children, although the couple is now divorced.

A year later, the two left Canada for Detroit, Michigan, before moving to Los Angeles for a short while and then to Escondido, a small town 30 miles north of San Diego where the family is still alive.

In 1995 her mother Evelyn died. Four years later, when she went through her possessions, Ukrainetz discovered a letter hidden in a music program that revealed the truth about her origins.

While Ann's mother Evelyn had an affair with Maurice, he was married to Ruth Roche (pictured in 1933)

While Ann's mother Evelyn had an affair with Maurice, he was married to Ruth Roche (pictured in 1933)

While Ann's mother Evelyn had an affair with Maurice, he was married to Ruth Roche (pictured in 1933)

Another find was a series of letters from Maurice to Evelyn, including one that referred to her birth and talked about her pain with her mother. It said: & # 39; I am very sorry that the birth of our Ann caused you so much pain. I feel it too. I love you so much.

Another find was a series of letters from Maurice to Evelyn, including one that referred to her birth and talked about her pain with her mother. It said: & # 39; I am very sorry that the birth of our Ann caused you so much pain. I feel it too. I love you so much.

Another find was a series of letters from Maurice to Evelyn, including one that referred to her birth and talked about her pain with her mother. It said: & # 39; I am very sorry that the birth of our Ann caused you so much pain. I feel it too. I love you so much.

The love letters also describe how he would regularly send £ 200 [$255] to help pay for the singing and dancing lessons of Ukrainetz

The love letters also describe how he would regularly send £ 200 [$255] to help pay for the singing and dancing lessons of Ukrainetz

The love letters also describe how he would regularly send £ 200 [$255] to help pay for the singing and dancing lessons of Ukrainetz

Another note addressed to & # 39; my dear Rose, Evelyn & # 39 ;, asked if she could bring Ann to a house party and that his driver could bring them home afterwards

Another note addressed to & # 39; my dear Rose, Evelyn & # 39 ;, asked if she could bring Ann to a house party and that his driver could bring them home afterwards

Another note addressed to & # 39; my dear Rose, Evelyn & # 39 ;, asked if she could bring Ann to a house party and that his driver could bring them home afterwards

Evelyn also revealed how Maurice could secretly seize moments with his illegitimate daughter

Ukrainetz said: & # 39; He would always bring some toys. I remember that he had bought a bike for me for my birthday. I think it was blue - a blue Raleigh bike. I just loved it.

Ukrainetz said: & # 39; He would always bring some toys. I remember that he had bought a bike for me for my birthday. I think it was blue - a blue Raleigh bike. I just loved it.

Ukrainetz said: & # 39; He would always bring some toys. I remember that he had bought a bike for me for my birthday. I think it was blue – a blue Raleigh bike. I just loved it.

It said: "My dearest, dear Ann, I know that one day you will have this letter in your possession, perhaps after I have left this world.

& # 39; Please try to understand. I just have to get this off my chest. Charlie was not your biological father.

I fell in love with Lord Fermoy and we had you as a result. He was married and I was just an ordinary citizen.

& # 39; There was nothing we could do. We kept in touch and he loved you very much. & # 39;

Evelyn also revealed how Maurice could secretly seize moments with his illegitimate daughter.

She wrote: & # 39; Do you remember that we have had many functions? This was so that your father could see you without causing a scandal. I wanted you to know because you created a & # 39; & # 39; lady & # 39; & # 39; is becoming.

& # 39; I wanted to tell you personally so much, but I lacked courage. & # 39;

Another find was a series of letters from Maurice to Evelyn, including one that referred to her birth and talked about her pain with her mother.

It said: & # 39; I am very sorry that the birth of our Ann caused you so much pain. I feel it too. I love you so much. Do not worry, my Rose, I will always take care of you. & # 39;

Another said: "I miss you so much, I wish I could be my flower with you."

The confession reads in part: & # 39; I fell in love with Lord Fermoy and we had you as a result. He was married and I was just an ordinary citizen. There was nothing we could do. We kept in touch and he loved you very much.

The confession reads in part: & # 39; I fell in love with Lord Fermoy and we had you as a result. He was married and I was just an ordinary citizen. There was nothing we could do. We kept in touch and he loved you very much.

The confession reads in part: & # 39; I fell in love with Lord Fermoy and we had you as a result. He was married and I was just an ordinary citizen. There was nothing we could do. We kept in touch and he loved you very much.

Maurice was married to Ruth Roche, a confidant and lady-in-waiting for the Queen Mother, and the mother of his son Edmund and daughters Mary and Frances, whose daughter was Diana. Pictured: Lord Roche with his daughter Frances in 1954

Maurice was married to Ruth Roche, a confidant and lady-in-waiting for the Queen Mother, and the mother of his son Edmund and daughters Mary and Frances, whose daughter was Diana. Pictured: Lord Roche with his daughter Frances in 1954

Maurice was married to Ruth Roche, a confidant and lady-in-waiting for the Queen Mother, and the mother of his son Edmund and daughters Mary and Frances, whose daughter was Diana. Pictured: Lord Roche with his daughter Frances in 1954

Frances - who according to Ukrainetz is her half-sister - later married John Spencer, Viscount Althorp, with whom she had a son Charles and three daughters, including Princess Diana. Pictured: Diana with her mother Frances and a young Prince Harry in 1989

Frances - who according to Ukrainetz is her half-sister - later married John Spencer, Viscount Althorp, with whom she had a son Charles and three daughters, including Princess Diana. Pictured: Diana with her mother Frances and a young Prince Harry in 1989

Frances – who according to Ukrainetz is her half-sister – later married John Spencer, Viscount Althorp, with whom she had a son Charles and three daughters, including Princess Diana. Pictured: Diana with her mother Frances and a young Prince Harry in 1989

The love letters also describe how he would regularly send £ 200 [$255] to help pay for the singing and dancing lessons of Ukrainetz.

In an attempt to discover the truth, Ukrainetz began sending letters to members of the Fermoy family, as well as to Prince William and Harry and Charles, Earl Spencer.

But she claims she was silenced or dismissed, including a note from Princess Diana's nephew Patrick Burke Roche, the 6th Baron Fermoy, who said: "Until something gets further, I'm not going to believe what she's to say. & # 39;

She also claims that she wrote to Maurice's daughters – including Diana's mother Frances – but her letters remained unanswered.

In 2008 she wrote to her nephews William and Harry, but received a letter from a spokesperson for the Clarence House who said: "Their Royal Highnesses are grateful that you have taken the trouble to write them as you did, but I regret that they can not be personally involved. & # 39;

Ukrainetz says she now has no choice but to dig up the body of Francis Burke Roche – Maurice's twin brother – buried at the Evergreens cemetery in Brooklyn.

Aided by her partner Michael King, 69, she consulted lawyers about having Francis excavated and won his DNA – and has now created a GoFundMe page called Princess Diana & # 39; s American Aunt & # 39; to raise $ 50,000 to pay her legal fees.

The grandmother also says that she believes it would be different if Princess Diana was still alive. I truly believe that if Princess Diana was alive today, and she knew, she would knock on my door, & # 39; she said. Pictured: Ukrainetz with her partner Michael King

The grandmother also says that she believes it would be different if Princess Diana was still alive. I truly believe that if Princess Diana was alive today, and she knew, she would knock on my door, & # 39; she said. Pictured: Ukrainetz with her partner Michael King

The grandmother also says that she believes it would be different if Princess Diana was still alive. I truly believe that if Princess Diana was alive today, and she knew, she would knock on my door, & # 39; she said. Pictured: Ukrainetz with her partner Michael King

Ukrainetz says she now has no choice but to dig up the body of Francis Burke Roche (right) - the twin brother of Maurice - buried at the Evergreens cemetery in Brooklyn

Ukrainetz says she now has no choice but to dig up the body of Francis Burke Roche (right) - the twin brother of Maurice - buried at the Evergreens cemetery in Brooklyn

Ukrainetz says she now has no choice but to dig up the body of Francis Burke Roche (right) – the twin brother of Maurice – buried at the Evergreens cemetery in Brooklyn

Ukrainetz says that although she expects opposition, she still likes to be part of the Fermoy family for a day and eventually meet William and Harry, as well as their wives Kate and Meghan. Pictured: the letter that Ukrainetz sent to her British family shortly after she found the notes

Ukrainetz says that although she expects opposition, she still likes to be part of the Fermoy family for a day and eventually meet William and Harry, as well as their wives Kate and Meghan. Pictured: the letter that Ukrainetz sent to her British family shortly after she found the notes

Ukrainetz says that although she expects opposition, she still likes to be part of the Fermoy family for a day and eventually meet William and Harry, as well as their wives Kate and Meghan. Pictured: the letter that Ukrainetz sent to her British family shortly after she found the notes

She told DailyMailTV: "Francis is buried in New York, so it would be easier for him to be dug up and have his DNA examined to see if there is a match. There must be a match.

& # 39; They do not accept me, so we have to go further. I do not like to do that, I really do not want to. But they leave me no choice. Just not responding to something is hard-hearted.

I am someone who does not like to leave everything behind and certainly not such a thing – it is almost a robbery of birthright.

& # 39; I think everyone wants to be accepted. People who do not know who their parents were are trying to find out who they were.

When Patrick and the rest of the clan think I am leaving, I am not. I'm going to take this to the extreme. & # 39;

Ukrainetz says that although she expects opposition, she still likes to be part of the Fermoy family for a day and eventually meet William and Harry, as well as their wives Kate and Meghan.

She also says that she believes it would be different if Princess Diana was still alive. I truly believe that if Princess Diana was alive today, and she knew, she would knock on my door, & # 39; she said.

I really believe that. She was so & # 39; s a great person and she was treated so badly. I know she does not want me to be treated like that. & # 39;

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