Despite their differences (and notorious affairs), Princess Diana planned to marry Princess Charles for the rest of her life. But when the queen asked the deceased princess to divorce her son, something changed. Why did Queen Elizabeth want to split up the Prince and Princess of Wales? Find out, come on.
Did Princess Diana want to divorce Prince Charles?
During their marriage, Princess Diana struggled with her royal life and her marriage with the future King of England. Yet, all this, she still had love for her prince. But when Prince Charles’s affair with his ex (and now wife) Camilla Parker Bowles became public, the world of Princess Diana turned upside down.
Although the media coverage of her broken marriage caused a lot of stress,
Princess Diana wanted to work things out with Prince Charles. “Given the choice, she would have stayed and tried to have a happy marriage,” princess Diana’s personal trainer, Jeni Rivett, once revealed. “She loved Charles … she was sad about it. She wanted to be a loving woman.” But Diana wasn’t the only one willing to fight for her.
As a child of divorce, Princess Diana knew how difficult it can be for parents to separate. And for that reason she was willing to do everything possible to marry Prince Charles because of their sons, Prince William and Prince Harry. Diana would have been afraid that they would blame themselves for splitting their parents and that the impact of a divorce was much worse than staying with her unfaithful partner.
Why did Queen Elizabeth order them to divorce?
As the drama progressed, Prince Charles and Princess Diana agreed to divorce, but remained legally married. Then Princess Diana gave a television interview that everything would change. In 1995, the deceased Princess of Wales went up in the air and explained that she did not want to divorce her husband, no matter what. But when she dropped her now famous statement, “Well, there were three of us in the wedding, so it was a bit busy,” she unknowingly closed her fate.
Queen Elizabeth was informed of the interview and, needless to say, was appalled at the words of her daughter-in-law. Her Majesty wrote Princess Diana and Prince Charles shortly afterwards and strongly advised them to divorce so that they could finally be ‘ready’. It is understandable that the queen was upset that her family’s family had been bombed on television and desperate.
The Queen wrote the letter with the help of the Prime Minister and Archbishop of Canterbury. Princess Diana was completely devastated by the fact that someone else had made the decision for her.
Prince Charle and Princess Diana’s divorce
After the letter, Prince Charles and Princess Diana decided to follow Queen Elizabeth’s powerful advice and officially divorce on August 28, 1996. Princess Diana died tragically in a car accident, just a year later, making the royal family more upset ( and anger against Prince Charles’s actions in the eyes of the public).
Not long after, Prince Charles made his relationship with his old lover, Camilla Parker Bowles, public. The two married in 2005.