How Charles believed Diana would be forever in his shadow and was FURIOUS when she wasn’t
PRINCE Charles was furious Princess Diana did not live in his shadow and the Royal Family were “ill-prepared to deal with” the Princess’s “troubled and complexed” personality, an extraordinary tell-all documentary has revealed.
A Netflix series, Royal House of Windsor, paints a picture of Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s relationship.
In a TV interview, the 21-year-old Charles said: “Whomever I choose is going to have a jolly hard job, always in my shadow.”
But the heir to the throne was left angered when he could not treat the People’s Princess like a “toy”.
In the series, historian Dr Piers Brendon said: “Charles felt he could impose his own personality on her and she would become a kind of female compliment to him.
“So she was a toy, she was a kind of Barbie doll as far as he was concerned.”
Charles and Diana were forced to get hitched after just 12 days following intense pressure from the Royal Family.
Several members, including Prince Philip, urged the Prince of Wales to leave his bachelor life behind and settle down with a decent woman.
Charles met Diana at a party at Petworth House, and their friendship soon blossomed.
Prince Philip issued Charles an ultimatum in a letter in which he instructed his son to marry Diana – or leave her.
But the hurried marriage led to the couple’s untimely demise.
The documentary’s narrator, Gwilym Lee, said: “Behind Diana’s shy smile lurked a troubled, complex character one Charles and the rest of the Royal Family were ill-prepared to deal with.”
Penny Junor, royal biographer, said: “Diana was damaged.
“She needed to feel loved 100 percent of the time.
“Charles, on the other hand, was a very needy young man.”
Ms Junor added: “He felt he was never good enough for his parents, certainly never good enough for his father, and his mother was rather absent because she was Queen.
“And what he wanted in a marriage was a wife who would support him, and in Diana, he didn’t have that wife, so it was a really, really tragic mismatch.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK