Most importantly, the surgeon had been introduced to Diana's sons with the intention of paving the way for something more permanent.
At first they held secret rendezvous, with Mr Burrell smuggling the consultant into Kensington Palace in the boot of his car.
She also spent alot of time helping with charitable causes.
The mother of Princess Diana called her a 'whore' for dating Muslim men, her inquest has heard.
But the pair split up the month before Diana died in a clandestine night-time meeting in Battersea Park, South London.
As he took the stand yesterday, Mr Burrell appeared nervous.