Princess Diana and Prince Charles wept together on the day of their divorce, reveals new documentary
The new Channel 5 documentary 'The Royal Family at War' revisits the life of late Princess Diana and Prince Charles who got married in 1981 and divorced in August 1996
Princess Diana and Prince Charle's divorce was one of the most well-documented divorces of the 20th century and, even though it happened 23 years ago, we are still discovering new information about the infamous divorce.
The new Channel 5 documentary 'The Royal Family at War' has now revealed that late Princess Diana and Prince Charles cried when they signed their divorce papers. Halfway through the documentary, Ingrid Seward, the editor of Royalty Magazine, revealed that the couple was on far better terms by the time their divorce was settled.
Late Lady Diana and Prince of Wales got married in 1981 and got divorced in August 1996. It was exactly almost a year before Princess Diana was killed in a car accident in Paris. Speaking in the documentary, Ingrid revealed that Diana told her something quite interesting. "She said that on the day of the divorce, she and Charles sat down together on the sofa and they both cried," she said.
"It was this crazy separation, but by the time the divorce was finalized, they were on much better terms," Ingrid added. This leads us to believe that Princess Diana and Prince Charles ended things on a much better note than we thought they did after their public fall out.
The first part of the documentary revisits the couple's love story and also claims that Princess Diana did not want to divorce the Prince of Wales. And that she wanted a temporary separation instead.
The documentary also claims that late Lady Diana had felt threatened by Camilla who is the Duchess of Cornwall and wife of Prince Charles. "At the time of the marriage, Charles was not seeing Camilla, but Diana was convinced he was," Ingrid said, adding that Diana's fears came true when she intercepted a package that was being sent to Camilla from Charles.
In the documentary, it was revealed that the package contained a bracelet that had the initials F and G engraved on them. F for Fred and G for Gladys which were Prince Charles and Camilla's nicknames for each other. "Diana, of course, floods of tears, went to Charles and demanded to know what was going on. But Charles, so insensitive, he insisted on still giving it to Camilla," said Ingrid.
"Charles did not show huge emotional intelligence if I'm brutally honest," said royal biographer Penny Junor. The documentary also claims that Prince Charles's war cufflinks interlink with two Cs that Camilla had given him on their honeymoon. It also recounts a fierce confrontation that happened between late Lady Diana and Camilla at a party in 1989.
Diana confronted Camilla saying she knew what was happening and warned her saying, "Don't treat me like an idiot". To which Camilla responded, "You've got two beautiful children, Harry and William, what more would you want?" Diana replied saying, "My husband".