Princess Diana Revealed Secret Behind Failed Marriage Before Her Death, Expert Says

Princess Diana revealed her failed marriage to Prince Charles, who had an ongoing affair with Camilla Parker Bowles, even during family holidays. Diana's emotional struggles and the Queen's inability to handle them led to their separation and eventual divorce.

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Princess Diana Revealed Secret Behind Failed Marriage Before Her Death, Expert Says

Princess Diana Revealed Secret Behind Failed Marriage Before Her Death, Expert Says

Princess Diana revealed the secret behind her failed marriage to Prince Charles before her tragic death in 1997, according to a royal expert. Ken Wharfe, a former royal security guard, said that Diana was aware of Charles' ongoing relationship with his ex Camilla Parker Bowles, even during family holidays with Diana and their two sons, Prince William and Prince Harry.

In a BBC TV interview, Diana confirmed that she knew there had been "three people" in her marriage, referring to Charles and Camilla's relationship. "The phone calls between Charles and Camilla were something Diana 'lived with,' though being on holidays with their children made it harder for her to bear," Wharfe said.

Royal expert Ingrid Seward also revealed that Diana had tearful conversations with Queen Elizabeth II about her troubled marriage. "Diana would go to the Queen's private room between appointments and express her distress, saying 'Everybody hates me, mama, and I hate my husband. He's a nightmare,'" Seward said. The Queen was reportedly unable to handle Diana's emotional outbursts, as she did not have the experience to understand the conflict in their marriage.

Diana and Charles' tumultuous relationship played out publicly in the 1990s, leading to their separation in 1992 and eventual divorce in 1996. After the divorce was finalized, Diana wore an aquamarine cocktail ring valued at $90,000 as a replacement for her iconic sapphire and diamond engagement ring. The ring was later inherited by her sons, who have given some of their mother's jewelry to their wives, Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton.

Why this matters:

Princess Diana tragically passed away in a car crash in Paris in 1997, almost a year after her divorce from Prince Charles was finalized. Despite the Queen's initial reservations about Diana's suitability for Charles, the late princess remains an iconic figure whose legacy continues to be honored by her sons and their wives through the wearing of her jewelry.

Key Takeaways

  • Diana knew of Charles' affair with Camilla during their marriage.
  • Diana had emotional conversations with Queen Elizabeth about her troubled marriage.
  • Diana wore an aquamarine ring after divorce, later inherited by her sons.
  • Diana's story continues to captivate the public decades after her death.
  • Queen's initial reservations about Diana's suitability for Charles.