Everyone will always remember Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s wedding. On July 29, 1981, Diana Spencer walked down the aisle of St. Paul’s Cathedral in front of 3,000 guests and 750 million people watching on TV. She wore a beautiful 25-foot-long taffeta dress. By the end of the day, she had become a princess.
People thought Charles was the most attractive single man in the world before he married Diana on July 29, 1981.
It was the wedding of the century, but what happened next was nothing like a fairy tale romance. Diana would later say that her wedding day was “the saddest day of my life” and that she felt like “a lamb to the slaughter.” The relationship between Charles and Diana got worse right away, and the tabloids of the time were obsessed with writing about it. In 1992, they were officially no longer together.
After only a few years of being married, cracks began to appear. After 11 years of marriage, during which both Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles had an affair (and now Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, his second wife).
The dramatic events shown on screen about the end of the royal marriage are, of course, made up, but Diana’s real departure from the royal family was just as dramatic.
Their divorce was terrible, and Diana died less than a year after the last papers were signed. And during the whole thing, news outlets from all over the world reported on every dramatic turn. But why did they decide to split up? What happened between Prince Charles and Princess Diana? Here are some things to think about that could be real reasons.
Reason Behind Prince Charles And Princess Diana Divorce
After doing a lot of research, here are the most likely reasons why they might break up.
The extramarital affair of Princess Diana and Prince Charles: The fact that they both have extramarital affairs is one of the main reasons they are getting a divorce. The Guardian says that Diana fell in love with her guard, Barry Mannakee. Officer James Hewitt, who was said to have sneaked into Kensington Palace in the back of the princess’s car, was also in a relationship with her. Camilla Parker Bowles was said to be having an affair with Charles in 1986. It’s clear that this affair put a lot of stress on their relationship and made Diana suspicious and envious. The queen told Charles and Diana that they had to split up.
Before they got married, Charles and Diana only met a few times. It’s sad to say, but Charles and Diana were not really friends when they got married. Before they got married, they had only met a few times. According to Cosmopolitan, Diana made some personal tapes with her voice coach Peter Settelen in 1992. On one of the tapes, she said, “We met 13 times and got married.” During these 13 meetings, Charles and Diana rarely saw each other alone. A royal biographer named Penny Junor told History Extra, “They had never met.”
Princess Diana wasn’t ready for royal life. She was too young and hadn’t lived enough to be ready for the big changes that came with becoming a royal. A royal biographer named Penny Junor said that Diana was “barely more than a child” when she first came to England. She had no idea what life had in store for her and was completely out of her depth. Junor said, “She was a dreamer and a child who didn’t know anything about life, work, or relationships.”
Prince Charles was 32 when they got married, and Princess Diana was only 20. With more than 10 years between them, it’s easy to see how they might have been wrong for each other from the start.
Charles still liked Camila. At the beginning of the 1970s, Prince Charles dated Camilla Parker Bowles. For Charles, getting married was just part of being a royal, and he couldn’t give Diana the love she wanted when they first got married. It’s not surprising that the couple broke up. Charles married Camilla Parker after he and Diana split up. When Queen Elizabeth II dies, Camilla will become Princess Elizabeth.