After a “rude awakening” when entering the Royal Family, Princess Diana realized she was in for “tragedy.”
PRINCESS According to a former close friend of Diana’s, she had a “rude awakening” after her marriage to Prince Charles.
According to a special documentary on Princess Diana, she knew in her “heart of hearts” that there would be an element of “tragedy” in her life before she married Prince Charles. Her old acquaintance stated she had a “rude awakening” during the early days of her marriage to the Prince of Wales in the PBS series “In Their Own Words: Diana, Princess of Wales.”
Debbie Frank, a close friend of Princess Diana’s and a former astrologer, said: “She entered into this role and she recognized the gravity of it, but I think she felt in her heart of hearts that there was sorrow alongside it.”
“It’s quite difficult when you’re on your honeymoon with your husband and he opens his journal and out flutters a snapshot of his mistress that he’s painstakingly brought with him,” she says.
“I believe she had a harsh awakening,” says the narrator.
On July 29, 1981, Princess Diana married Prince Charles in a highly publicized event at St Paul’s Cathedral.
Nancy Reagan, the first lady of the United States, organized Princess Diana’s “storybook moment.”
While Diana and Prince Charles shared an aristocratic background, the couple was 12 years apart in age, and they had only spent time together on 13 times before being engaged.
Princess Diana was only 20 years old at the time of their wedding.
Their wedding was dubbed “the wedding of the century” and was seen by an estimated 750 million people around the world.
Prince William and Prince Harry were born to the couple in 1982 and 1984, respectively.
However, their marriage began to show fissures from the start, with Diana later claiming the marriage had “gone down the drain” after the birth of their second son.
Princess Diana struggled to adjust to royal life and had mental health issues.
Prince Charles eventually reconciled with Camilla Parker-Bowles, a previous sweetheart whom he had dated in the 1970s.
The Princess of Wales pursued her own interests, including a relationship with equestrian instructor James Hewitt.
Due to the nature of their apparent miserable marriage, the Prince and Princess of Wales had become a continuous topic of tabloid gossip by the late 1980s.
Their breakup was made public. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”