PRINCESS DIANA and Prince Charles welcomed their first son Prince William into the world in 1981. She became pregnant again with Prince Harry less than two years later. This is the secret Diana kept from her husband when she was expecting Harry.
Prince William was born on June 21, 1982, and the happy occasion was welcomed by all.
Less than two years late Princess Diana was pregnant again, this time with Prince Harry.
While she and Charles were delighted to be expecting again she kept a key detail about the pregnancy from her husband, a royal biographer has claimed.
Princess Diana at Aintree racecourse with Prince Charles while pregnant with William (Image GETTY)
Princess Diana: The secret Princess Diana kept while expecting Prince Harry (Image: GETTY)
Princess Diana: Princess Diana had two boys – Prince William and Harry (Image: GETTY)
In his explosive autobiography of Princess Diana – Diana: Her True Story Mr Morton claims Diana didn’t tell Prince Charles she knew she was having another boy.
She told Mr Morton: “I knew Harry was going to be a boy because I saw on the scan. Charles always wanted a girl.
“He wanted two children, and he wanted a girl.
“I knew Harry was a boy, and I didn’t tell him.”
Princess Diana: They married on July 29 1981 (Image: getty)
Princess Diana pictured whilst heavily pregnant with William (Image: GETTY)
Prince Harry arrived safely into the world on September 15, 1984.
While Diana was excited to have another boy, she claimed Prince Charles’ reaction was less enthusiastic.
She told Mr Morton that the Prince of Wales’s first comment on seeing Harry was ‘Oh God, it’s a boy,’ and his second comment was “And he’s even got red hair.”
Prince Charles’ longing for a girl reportedly lasted until Harry’s christening when he told Diana’s mother, Frances Kydd: “We were so disappointed — we thought it would be a girl.”
Diana recalled: “Mummy snapped his head off, saying: ‘You should realised how lucky you are to have a child that’s normal.’
“Every since that day the shutters have come down, and that’s what he does when he gets somebody answering back at him.”
Princess Diana and Prince Charles announced finalised their divorce in 1996 less than a year after the Princess gave an explosive TV interview in which she spoke about Charles’s infidelities.
The Panorama interview contained Diana’s famous claire that “there were three of us in this marriage.”
In 1997 Diana’s life was tragically cut short when she was killed in a car crash in Paris.
Princess Diana talking about her marriage to Prince Charles on Panorama in 1995 (Image: PA)
Princess Diana being interviewed by Martin Bashir for Panorama in 1995 (Image: PA)
Princess Diana: Prince Harry arrived safely into the world on September 15, 1984 (Image: GETTY)
Her sudden death is something that affects Prince Harry to this day and he recently opened up about while retracing her steps on a tour of Africa.
In a documentary about the trip, Harry told journalist Tom Bradby: “I think [of] being part of this family, in this role, in this job every single time I see a camera, every single time I hear a click, every single time I see a flash, it takes me straight back, so in that respect it’s the worst reminder of her life as opposed to the best.”
He added:”Everything that she went through and what happened to her is incredibly raw every single day and that’s not me being paranoid that’s just me not wanting a repeat of the past.
“And if anybody else knew what I knew, be it a father, be it a husband, be it anyone, you’d probably be doing exactly what I’m doing as well.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK