WINSTON CHURCHILL, the late former Conservative MP, was privy to the aftermath of a “battle royal” that had left Charles and Diana’s honeymoon room revealing signs of early “marital discord”.
Charles and Diana (Image: GETTY)
Mr Churchill said: “Within a month of Charles and Diana’s wedding, her father Johnnie Spencer said ‘Why don’t you come and have lunch with us at Althorp? I’d love to show you the private apartments.’ So we had lunch, and he said, proud as a little turkey cock, ‘I must show you the guest room that I had completely redone for the return from honeymoon of Charles and Diana.’ He’d had new green silk wallpaper, and the four-poster bed had been completely redone.
“He opened the door and he said, ‘I’m afraid it’s a bit of a shambles now.’
“And clearly there had been a battle royal: there were water stains on the green silk wallpaper; there was a Chippendale chair that was broken; there was a mirror cracked.
“At the time, my wife and I put it down to a lovers’ tiff.
“But now, with the benefits of hindsight, one can see that the marital discord started right at the beginning.
Princes Diana with her sons (Image: GETTY)
“And I suspect it was when he told her of his affair with Camilla before they were married.
“This seemed to drive her ballistic, and from that moment everything went rapidly downhill.
“She became sick, mentally, in terms of the bulimia and all the rest of it.”
The late Princess, who was born Diana Spencer, came from one of the most distinguished aristocratic families in the United Kingdom.
Princes Diana had trouble in her marriage to Charles (Image: GETTY)
The Spencer family dates all the way back to the 15th century and many members held prominent roles in history and, as it turns out, in the royal family.
Winston Spencer-Churchill was born on the 10 October 1940 and died on the 2nd of March 2010.
Generally known as Winston Churchill, he was a British Conservative politician and a grandson of former Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill.
During the period of his prominence as a public figure, he was normally referred to as Winston Churchill MP, in order to distinguish him from his grandfather.
His father Randolph Churchill was also an MP.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK