Princess Diana and Prince Charles are among a handful of infamous couples in the British royal family. They stand among controversial duos such as Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, and Princess Anne and her former horseman, Captain Timothy Laurence.
Given their popularity; however, their divorce made headlines and became the focus of many royal fans around the world. After their divorce, Princess Diana reportedly had some words for her former husband.
Why did Princess Diana and Prince Charles get divorced?
When it comes to this royal split, things started rocky – really rocky. Why? In Prince Charles: The Passions and Paradoxes of an Improbable Life, Sally Bedell Smith analyzes the life of Prince Charles. She mentions that Prince Charles felt that his father had bullied him to marry Princess Diana.
Prince Philip wrote a letter to Prince Charles. To summarize, he told his son that he attacked Princess Di’s representative by not taking her as a wife. His advice – propose or break up. Because Prince Charles did not marry her out of love and was in love with another woman, it is no surprise that their marriage did not last long.
I don’t see him as a cynical person; he thought he could learn to love Diana while his grandmother and grandfather learned to love each other and had a wonderful marriage. But because of their fundamental incompatibility and the age gap and its emotional turmoil, it was doomed before they walked down the aisle of St Paul’s Cathedral. – Sally Bedell Smith
Prince Charles really thought he could learn to love Princess Diana, but he couldn’t happen to his ex: Camilla Parker Bowles. The two did not end up on the same wavelength either. Eventually Princess Diana admitted in an interview that both parties cheated. The queen ordered the couple to be divorced immediately, although the former Princess of Wales was willing to arrange things.
Did Princess Diana date anyone after Prince Charles?
As mentioned earlier, Princess Diana started dipping her toes in the dating pool long before the divorce. Her most famous side ship was James Hewitt. He came on the scene as the princess’s riding instructor. Sparks began to fly and, given her tumultuous marriage at home, a romantic relationship flourished. It took an impressive five years. Fun fact, many people used to think that Hewitt was the “real” father of Prince Harry because of their striking similarity.
James Gilbey is another man confused by Princess Diana during her marriage, but what about the divorce? Her first friend after the marriage was a Pakistani heart surgeon, Hasnat Khan. Unfortunately, business failed due to conflict planning and Khan’s doubts about their future. Fortunately, Princess Diana found her prince charming – the Egyptian millionaire Dodi Fayed. They clicked almost immediately and things went perfectly. Unfortunately, the death of Princess Di in 1997 shortened her life and made Fayed’s plans for the marriage impossible.
What did Princess Diana say to Prince Charles after they split?
There was a lot of drama in the run-up to the divorce. Neither party did a great job on the big road. But by the time the divorce turned, it seemed that both Princess Diana and Prince Charles were removing negativity from their system.
In the book of Ingrid Seward, The Queen and Di: The Untold Story, the royal expert wrote about the ill-fated day on which the marriage of the Prince and Princess of Wales was officially ended. Instead of standing in their arms, the two met in the salon on the first floor, Diana the salon of her apartment in Kensington Palace. They sat together on the couch covered with yellow brocade ”. There the princess said these heartbreaking words: “Why did this have to happen?”