SHOCKING: Prince Charles’ and Princess Diana’s first Royal night out was a disaster, according to explosive new tapes recorded by the late princess

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‘You’re not wearing that?’ Diana tapes reveal first Royal night with Charles was disaster

Prince Charles’ and Princess Diana’s first Royal night out was a disaster, according to explosive new tapes recorded by the late princess.

Charles was reportedly left surprised at Diana’s choice of a black strapless taffeta evening gown by Elizabeth and David Emanuel, at a black tie event at Goldsmith’s Hall in aid of the Royal Opera House development appeal.

Diana 'opened her heart' to Princess Grace Photo (C) GRACE
Diana ‘opened her heart’ to Princess Grace Photo (C) GRACE

He is said to have asked the princess: “You’re not going in that dress, are you?”

Charles took the view that people in “mourning” wore black, although it was a black-tie event, according to Diana’s biographer Andrew Morton who has the tapes.

In a fully revised 25th anniversary edition of ‘Diana: Her True Story — In Her Own Words’ by Morton, she said: “I remember my first engagement so well. So excited. I got this black dress from the Emanuels and I thought it was OK because girls my age wore this dress.

“I hadn’t appreciated that I was now seen as a royal lady, although I’d only got a ring on my finger as opposed to two rings.

Princess Diana said she felt she was thrown into the fire but her upbringing did prove to be key Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Princess Diana said she felt she was thrown into the fire but her upbringing did prove to be key Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES

“I remember walking into my husband-to-be’s study, and him saying: ‘You’re not going in that dress, are you?’”

She said: “Yes, I am.”

“And he said: ‘It’s black! But only people in mourning wear black!’ And I said: ‘Yes, but I’m not part of your family yet.’“

I learned a lesson that night
Princess Diana
But she said black to her was the “smartest colour” she could wear aged 19 at the event in March 1981.

Charles was reportedly left surprised at Diana’s choice of a black strapless taffeta evening gown Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Charles was reportedly left surprised at Diana’s choice of a black strapless taffeta evening gown Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES

She said: “It was a real grown-up dress. I was quite big-chested then, and they (the Press) all got frightfully excited.

“I learned a lesson that night. I remember meeting Princess Grace and how wonderful and serene she was — but there was troubled water under her, I saw that.”

She said Princess Grace realised how frightened she was and whisked her off to the ladies’ toilets for a chat.

Princess Diana opened her heart to her over her sense of isolation along with her fears for the future.

She said: “‘Don’t worry,’ princess Grace joked, ‘it will only get worse.’

“It was a horrendous occasion. I didn’t know whether to go out of the door first. I didn’t know whether your handbag should be in your left hand or your right hand.

New tapes reveal that Prince Charles’ and Princess Diana’s first Royal night out was a disaster Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
New tapes reveal that Prince Charles’ and Princess Diana’s first Royal night out was a disaster Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES

“I was terrified, really — at the time everything was all over the place. I remember that evening so well. I was terrified — nearly sick.”

Source: EXPRESS CO UK

Tags: Princess Diana, Prince Charles, Princess Grace 

 

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