We’ve all heard the story about how Prince Charles and Princess Diana‘s marriage was just about a catastrophe from the beginning. After solely assembly a dozen instances the pair obtained engaged in 1981 and tied the knot a couple of months later throughout a lavish ceremony that was watched by hundreds of thousands.
But behind the scenes, Diana and Charles had expressed doubts about their union even earlier than they stated “I do.” And today, a lot of what went on throughout their marriage has been dissected by royal followers everywhere in the world. Now, a photograph of the princess snubbing the longer term king as he tried to kiss her has made the rounds.
Read on to search out out why Diana refused to kiss her husband that day.
The snub seen all over the world
A photograph has resurfaced on-line of the previous couple at a royal occasion the place the Princess of Wales is clearly snubbing Charles as he leans in and tries to kiss her.
The image was snapped the day earlier than Valentine’s Day in 1992 whereas the couple was in India, the identical yr Diana visited the Taj Mahal alone.
Prince Charles had participated in an exhibition polo match and his then-wife was supposed at hand out prizes after the sport. When it got here time for Diana to present Charles his prize he was alleged to kiss her, however that didn’t occur.
The picture has left royal followers speculating about what led to the princess preserving her lips away from the Prince of Wales.
The motive Princess Diana refused to kiss Prince Charles
According to Dickie Arbiter, who was the press spokesman for Queen Elizabeth II on the time, Charles forgot to kiss Diana when she handed him the prize.
“Realizing his mistake, he hastily returned and, with an uncertain crowd looking on, moved to kiss his wife’s cheek,” Arbiter stated. “Incensed, the princess swiveled her head so that the kiss landed near her ear.”
Arbiter added that “The crowd, as well as those of us accompanying the royal couple, could only cringe. The prince had clearly been intentionally humiliated and we knew he’d be furious.”
Princess Diana’s former safety officer, Ken Wharfe, requested her why she did what she did and he or she reportedly informed him, “I’m not about to pander to him. Why the bloody hell should I? If he wants to make a fool out of me … he deserves it. But I am not about to make a fool of myself so that all his friends can laugh at me.”
There have been different instances over time the prince and princess had awkward, mistimed kisses however the occasion in India is the one one believed to have been an intentional snub.
Diana and Charles divorced in August 1996, one yr earlier than she died following a automotive crash in Paris. On Apri 9, 2005, the prince married Camilla Parker Bowles.
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