Princess Diana Saw Prince Charles as a ‘Sad Man’ When the Two First Met

by Jeremy Spirogis
Princess Diana and Prince Charles

Princess Diana and Prince Charles’ marriage began off on the incorrect foot; the 2 barely had an opportunity to get to know one another earlier than mounting stress brought about the prince to suggest. But Diana knew him lengthy earlier than issues turned romantic between them; Charles briefly dated her older sister. And Diana’s first impression was that Charles appeared “sad.”

Princess Diana and Prince Charles
Princess Diana and Prince Charles | Georges De Keerle/Getty Images

Prince Charles and Princess Diana hardly dated earlier than they wed

When Charles returned from serving within the Navy within the 1970s,
there was reportedly stress on him from the royal household to discover a spouse. At
the time, being 30 and single was unusual within the royal household, so when
Charles met Diana, he didn’t wish to wait lengthy to tie the knot.

The two had identified one another from a number of years earlier, when Charles dated Diana’s older sister, Sarah. Charles and Sarah supposedly known as it quits as a result of she spoke an excessive amount of in regards to the royal household. Diana was quieter, and Charles described her as “great fun” within the couple’s engagement interview. But it nonetheless doesn’t imply he was able to suggest after 12 dates.  

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Charles and Diana had been by no means in love. | Jayne Fincher/Princess Diana Archive/Getty Images

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Charles was underneath stress to marry, regardless of being in love with Camilla Parker Bowles

In the early 1970s, Charles was introduced
to Camilla Parker Bowles
, and his life was completely modified. There was
an instantaneous attraction to Camilla, however Charles’ mom reportedly wasn’t eager on
the prince making Camilla the long run queen. Rumor has it Queen Elizabeth did
not see Camilla as match for royal life, and the connection wasn’t authorised.

Later, when Charles left to serve within the Navy, Camilla felt she wanted to maneuver on together with her life. She married Andrew Parker Bowles, and upon Charles’ return, there was constant stress to wed, despite the fact that he knew he wouldn’t love anybody else.  

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Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s wedding ceremony | Anwar Hussein/Getty Images

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Diana reportedly thought Charles appeared ‘sad’ when she first met him

When Charles began courting Diana’s older sister, Diana was
solely 16. Still, she was sufficiently old to get a learn on him, and he or she didn’t love
what she noticed. According to Town
& Country
, Diana informed biographer Andrew Morton that her first thought upon
assembly Charles was, “God, what a sad man.” There wasn’t a lot of a proof
surrounding her ideas, although it’s doable Charles was so clearly in love
with Camilla that no different girl might have made him as completely satisfied.

Diana additionally reportedly joked that she would nonetheless marry Charles if given the chance, since he was “the one man on the planet who is not allowed to divorce me.”

Charles stated he remained devoted till it was clear their marriage wouldn’t work 

In a shocking interview after his separation from Diana,
Charles revealed that each of them remained devoted at the beginning of their
marriage. He stated they tried to make it work; they every grew to become untrue, although,
upon realizing that there was no love of their relationship.

It’s rumored that Diana had affairs, however Charles’ relationship with Camilla is the one which made headlines and in the end tore their household aside.

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