Lady Diana
Donald Trump regrets not pursuing Lady Diana Spencer, following the end of her relationship with Prince Charles Getty

Diana, Princess of Wales, was pursued by Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump following the break-up of her marriage with Prince Charles, it has emerged. The claims were made by TV presenter, Selina Scott who has previously been branded "sleazy" by Trump.

The American billionaire perceived Lady Diana as "the ultimate trophy wife". Scott also revealed that Trump had "bombarded her at Kensington Palace with massive bouquets of flowers, each worth hundreds of pounds".

Writing in the Sunday Times, Scott says: "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."

She went on to reveal that Diana sought her advice on what she should do. Scott told her that she should "throw them in the bin" and Diana laughed.

Following the death of Princess Diana, Trump wrote that his only regret "in the women department" was that he "never had the opportunity to court Lady Diana Spencer". He went on to reveal that after meeting her on several occasions, he "couldn't help but notice how she moved people. She lit up the room with her charm, her presence. She was a genuine princess – a dream lady."

A spokesman for Trump said, "They had a great relationship, but nothing came of it".

Trump has sparked numerous rows during his bid for the Republican leadership with his comments on immigration and Fox News anchor, Megyn Kelly, after she chaired the debate between Republican presidential candidates.

His remarks on Mexico have been particularly vitriolic after he accused the country of sending criminals and rapists to the US. The controversial figure has pledged to build a wall between the US and its neighbour. "Nobody is going through my wall. It's going to be strong. It's going to be solid," he said.

On Friday, 14 August, Trump said he will release detailed immigration proposals and how he intends to overhaul to the US tax code next month.