Was Princess Diana Expected To Marry Prince Andrew Instead of Prince Charles?

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The day they said “I do” no one ever thought that Prince Charles and Princess Diana would have such a tumultuous marriage or that Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson‘s union would also end in divorce. But it’s even harder to image if they had never gotten married at all or if Prince Andrew and Princess Diana actually got hitched instead. Well, some had believed the latter was going to happen.

Here’s more on who expected Diana to marry Charles’ brother and why.

The day they said “I do” no one ever thought that Prince Charles and Princess Diana would have such a tumultuous marriage or that Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson‘s union would also end in divorce. But it’s even harder to image if they had never gotten married at all or if Prince Andrew and Princess Diana actually got hitched instead. Well, some had believed the latter was going to happen.

Prince Andrew and Princess Diana Getty C Images
Prince Andrew and Princess Diana Getty C Images

Here’s more on who expected Diana to marry Charles’ brother and why.

Who Prince Andrew was expected to marry?
While some expected Diana to marry Andrew, there was actually another woman many thought he was going to walk down the aisle with before he and Ferguson tied the knot.

Prince Andrew’s first love was American actress Koo Stark, whose real name is Kathleen Dee-Anne Stark. The two met in February 1981 and were together for 18 months.

According to The Daily Mail, things were so serious between the pair that Stark met Andrew’s family at ­Balmoral Castle where she reportedly charmed the queen. But when reports surfaced that Stark had done a nude scene in a racy film called Emily, the prince was forced to break up with her.

Prince Andrew and Koo Stark Getty C Images
Prince Andrew and Koo Stark Getty C Images

“If it weren’t for the revelations that she once starred in a soft-porn movie, many believed that Andrew may have married her,” royal biographer Jessica Jayne wrote in her book, Prince Andrew: The War Hero from Buckingham Palace.

Scandals and extramarital affairs
Prince Andrew found love again a few years later and married Ferguson. The couple though dealt with marital issues that mostly had to do with Andrew’s Naval career and being away so much. In 1992, they decided to separate and that same year Fergie’s toe-sucking scandal made international news. The salacious headlines were a headache for the royal family and in 1996 the duke and duchess got divorced.

Of course, Princess Diana went on to marry Prince Charles and their union was also riddled with scandals and affairs. Things between them got so bad that Queen Elizabeth stepped in and advised them to end their marriage. Their divorce was finalized in 1996 as well.

Princess Diana and Prince Andrew Getty C Images
Princess Diana and Prince Andrew Getty C Images

On Aug. 31, 1997, Princess Diana died following a car crash in Paris.

On April 9, 2005, Prince Charles married Camilla Parker Bowles.

Source: express co uk