Princess Diana’s heartbreaking first impression of Prince Charles exposed

1927

PRINCESS DIANA once revealed her concern that “any of Charles’ relationships could have ended in marriage” in the 12 months prior to her meeting the prince.

Diana and Charles both endured a difficult marriage, which would become one of the most high profile unions across the world. Both were plagued with allegations of infidelity before their separation and eventual divorce in the Nineties. And one of her main worries was that Charles “had been involved in three relationships” prior to their marriage, which Diana said “any one of which could have ended in marriage”.

Royal expert Andrew Morton detailed the Princess of Wales’ worries in his 1992 book ‘Diana – Her True Story’.

Within the passage, he also looked at Diana’s fears over Charles’ eventual wife Camilla Parker Bowles.

He wrote: “Diana was troubled by other worries. There was his clique of sycophantic friends, many of them middle aged, who were too fawning and deferential. PROMOTED STORY

“She instinctively felt that that kind of attention wasn’t good for him. 

Princess Diana’s heartbreaking first impression of Prince Charles exposed

Princess Diana’s heartbreaking first impression of Prince Charles exposed (Image: GETTY)

Princess Diana’s heartbreaking first impression of Prince Charles exposed

Princess Diana’s heartbreaking first impression of Prince Charles exposed (Image: GETTY)

“Then there was the ever-present Mrs Parker Bowles who seemed to know everything they were doing before they had done it.”

Mr Morton claims that Diana had “asked Charles about his previous girlfriends” during their courtship.

He added: “Charles had told her candidly that they were married women because, in his words, they were safe; they had their husbands to think about. 

“Yet Diana truly believed he was in love with her because of the devoted way he behaved in her presence.

Princess Diana’s heartbreaking first impression of Prince Charles exposed

Princess Diana’s heartbreaking first impression of Prince Charles exposed (Image: GETTY)

“At the same time she couldn’t help but wonder about the fact that in the space of 12 months, he had been involved in three relationships, Anna Wallace, Amanda Knatchull and herself, any one of which could have ended in marriage.”

Charles and Diana finally tied the knot in 1981, much to the delight of Britons and royal fans across the globe.

They wed in a traditional Church of England wedding service at St Paul’s Cathedral.

Reports suggest the union was a “fairytale wedding” and reached a global audience of 750 million people.

Princess Diana’s heartbreaking first impression of Prince Charles exposed

Princess Diana’s heartbreaking first impression of Prince Charles exposed (Image: GETTY)

Across the Commonwealth events were held to coincide with the special day.

However, just over a decade later they separated.

The couple officially divorced in 1996, a year before Diana was killed.

Charles would go on to marry Camilla in 2005.

Source: EXPRESS CO UK