Prince Charles's first comment after Harry's birth left Diana extremely hurt
Prince Charles and Princess Diana always wanted to have two adorable kids. However, Charles really wanted a daughter
Princess Diana was able to win over the world with her kindness and grace. Apart from being one of the most elegant princesses, Diana was also an adoring mother of two sons, Prince William and Prince Harry. Diana's fond memories with her sons are cherished till date and the endless photos remind us of how much love she had for everyone.
Even though Diana had infinite love for her sons, she was not able to fulfill one wish of Charles. Charles had always spoken about how he would love to have a daughter and upon hearing that Diana was pregnant with their second child, Charles hoped that this time around it would be a daughter. However, the pressure on Diana during this pregnancy had been far more than her previous one.
According to Popsugar, about a year after William was born in June 1982, Diana was constantly told by the royal family that she must have another child in order to produce a spare to the heir. Fortunately, in September 1983 everyone got to hear the good news as Diana was pregnant with a second child. The announcement was also made by the Buckingham Palace and everyone was eagerly waiting for the new prince or princess to arrive.
Unfortunately, that happiness was short lived as Diana suffered a miscarriage later that week while at the Balmoral estate in Scotland. At this point, the pressure on Diana became even more. Luckily for her, things seemed to have settled down after a year as it was found that Diana was expecting again.
Even though the thought of having another child was a happy news, somewhere, Diana was not too content in life. According to reports, during her difficult pregnancy, Diana told friends, "I don't think I'm made for the production line, but it's all worth it in the end."
In September 1984, Diana gave birth to a baby boy who was given the name Henry Charles Albert David Mountbatten-Windsor.
After nine hours of labor and zero medication, Diana had delivered a healthy baby boy and was filled with happiness upon seeing his face. While Diana was very emotional with the birth of her second child, Charles, on the other hand, did not seem too happy about it. After hearing that his second child was also a son, Charles seemed to have given up the thought of ever having a daughter.
In Andrew Morton's Diana: Her True Story, he has mentioned that Charles had a look of "dismay" after welcoming their second child. "Charles always wanted a girl," Diana is said to have told Andrew during their interview for the book.
"Harry was a boy. His first comment was, 'Oh god, it's a boy.' His second: 'And he's even got red hair.'" Even though it is believed that Charles made that comment as a joke, Diana was not too thrilled to hear that. Not only was Diana hurt but she was also offended. She was extremely upset to hear Charles say such a thing after knowing that she endured nine hours of labor. At the same time, Diana's older sisters and younger brother have red hair, so, she did not take that comment too well.
It is also believed that during Harry's christening, Charles told Diana's mother, "We were so disappointed — we thought it would be a girl." Diana went on to confess that she believed that she and Charles were closer before the birth of Harry. "As Harry was born, it just went bang, our marriage. The whole thing went down the drain." By this time Diana had also found out that Charles had gone back to his lady, Camilla Parker Bowles."
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