PRINCE Charles and Princess Diana were “poles apart” in their “disastrous” marriage, according to a royal biographer.
Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s marriage had a fairytale beginning in 1981 when they wed at St Paul’s Cathedral, watched by millions around the globe. However, Prince William and Prince Harry’s parents steadily became more and more unhappy in a marriage that was rocked by infidelities and recriminations. They would eventually divorce on the advice of the Queen in 1996, after a four-year separation.
2015 Youtube documentary ‘The Madness of Prince Charles’ delves into the emotional turmoil of the marriage.
The film hears from royal expert, and biographer of Prince Charles, Penny Junor.
She said: “The one thing that really destroyed [Charles’] confidence was his disastrous marriage to Diana.”
“He just didn’t understand what it was that was making Diana so unhappy. He couldn’t cope.”
The late Princess of Wales was increasingly unhappy after the births of Princes William and Harry, and struggled with mental health issues.
However, Ms Junor says that the royal couple could not support each other emotionally.
“He needed a wife who would support him, who would help him, who would be there for him, who would bolster his ego.”