The Most Painful Pictures of Princess Diana’s with Heartbreaking Details
AS Princess Diana’s marriage to Charles fell apart, the royal couple kept up a public facade that eventually crumbled. Here is a look back pictures and signs that revealed the marriage was doomed.
The very first sign that the royal marriage was doomed came as early as the royal couple’s televised engagement interview in 1981.
Asked if they were in love, Diana quickly replied: “Of course.” But Charles strangely added: “Whatever ‘in love’ means.”
More than a decade later, in tapes recorded with her voice coach, Diana said: “That threw me completely.
“I thought that a strange question and answer. God, absolutely traumatised me.”
For a while the couple lived the royal fairytale with the wedding of the century and the arrival of the adorable Princes William and Harry.
But photographs taken in 1980 – a year before the wedding – show Diana and Camilla Parker-Bowles going to see Prince Charles compete at Ludlow races.
In a Panorama interview in 1995, Diana confirmed that she knew about Camilla’s affair with Prince Charles from the late 1980s onwards.
Asked if Camilla was a factor in the breakdown of the marriage, she said: “Well, there were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded.”
Diana said she and Charles had a ‘duty’ to give an appearance of a happily married couple, adding: “We were a very good team in public; albeit what was going on in private.”
Just a few days earlier, Diana was photographed sitting alone in front of there Taj Mahal in Agra, while Charles attended a business meeting in Bangalore.
The poignant photograph at the “monument of love” signalled that Diana and Prince Charles were drifting apart. The royal couple announced their separation nine months later.
At the time Diana intriguingly told that press that the experience had been “very healing”. When asked to explain why, she said: “Work it out for yourself.”
The couple announced their separation in 1992 and the divorce was finalised in 1996. Diana died in a car crash a year later.
Prince Charles married Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, in 2005 but she did not take the title Princess of Wales out of respect for Diana.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK
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