Princess Diana SHOCK: How Prince Philip told Charles to ‘just get on with it’ with Diana
PRINCESS Charles was forced to “just get on with it” and marry Diana, in a letter from his father Prince Philip, a new explosive documentary has claimed.
Prince Charles and Princess Diana were swept into a whirlwind marriage, tying the knot after just 12 dates.
Heir to the throne Charles faced immense pressure to settle down, with several members of the Royal Family urging the prince to leave his bachelor life behind and marry a decent woman.
A Netflix series titled The Royal House of Windsor, revealed how Charles eventually married Diana amid family pressure.
After Lord Mountbatten was murdered in 1979, Charles was devastated and felt obliged to fulfil his late uncle’s wish by marrying a woman fit enough to become Queen.
Christopher Wilson, royal biographer and journalist said: “Charles was a desperate man, there was huge downward pressure on him from Prince Philip, from the Queen and the whole court to sort out his life, to stop running around and try and find someone.”
At the time, Charles did not have anyone in mind and was allegedly desperate to find his bride.
Shortly after, the prince bumped into Diana at a party at Petworth House, and their friendship soon blossomed.
Prince Philip, Charles’ father, sent him a letter instructing his son to marry Diana, or else leave her.
Charles felt pressure from his father, the Royal Family, and the state to fulfil his royal obligation.
Royal historian Sarah Gristwood said: “Prince Philip effectively urged his son to get on with it – to either propose to Diana or back off.”
Charles was still devastated by the unexpected death of his great uncle Lord Mountbatten, whom he was very close to.
Dr Piers Brendon, royal historian said: “He needed paternal advice, council, sympathy, but all he got was a jogging letter from his father – get on with it, decide, make up your mind.”
Charles met Diana during a difficult time of his life, and felt she had provided that extra “comfort” and “support” that he failed to receive from those around him.
Ms Gristwood added: “They talked about Lord Mountbatten and Diana told Charles how sorry she was, how sad he seemed. How he seemed to have no one to turn to.
“And she must then, Diana the nursery nurse, have seemed like a figure of comfort and support.”
Penny Junor, royal biographer said: “She had huge empathy, she was very very clever at knowing what to say to people at the right time particularly people who were vulnerable or who were hurting.
“She just really touched him, in a way that I don’t think anyone else perhaps could have done.”
Diana and Charles married at St Paul’s Cathedral on 29 July 1981, in what seemed like a fairytale ceremony.
The pair divorced in 1996. A year later, Diana died in a Paris car crash.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK