This is how Diana might have reacted to Charles and Camilla tying the knot

What does it feel like when your ex-husband marries the woman he cheated on you with? If Princess Diana of blessed memory was alive, this would be one of the questions we would have loved her to answer. Even though it was evident that Prince Charles and Princess Diana's marriage was doomed to fail right from the start, it doesn't vindicate Prince Charles’ alleged affair.

Eventually, the former royal couple got separated, following cheating allegations from both parties. At the end of the day, it seems everything turned out to favor Prince Charles as he is happily married to his love and ex-mistress -Camilla. However, we are wondering what Princess Diana would have thought of their union. Read on to know what we found out! 


It is important to fully understand the royal drama, which was characterized by cheating scandals. To achieve this feat, we would need to take you back on the memory lane, and understand why Prince Charles didn't marry Camilla in the first place. All things considered, the Prince was love-struck by her from their first meeting in 1971. Also, it was apparent that the feeling was mutual as the duo began dating, not long after. So why didn’t they end up together at first?

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04 July 1996: Princess Diana arrives at The Dorchester Hotel in London to attend a charity dinner in aid of Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital, which was organized by the Pakistani politician [now Prime Minister] Imran Khan ■ 04 يوليو 1996: اﻷميرة ديانا تصل إلى فندق دورشيستر في لندن لحضور حفل عشاء خيري نظمه لاعب الكريكيت الباكستاني السابق ورئيس الحزب السياسي لحركة الإنصاف الباكستانية عمران خان، بهدف جمع التبرعات لدعم مستشفى شوكت خانوم ﻷمراض السرطان [الذي يملكه ويحمل اسم والدته] ■ #princessdianaforever #humanitarian #princessofwales #princessdiana #gb #hertruestory #kensingtonpalace #uk #thebritishroyalfamily #theroyalfamily #thebritishmonarchy #queenofhearts #instagood #instaroyal #instalike #di #fashionicon #peoplesprincess #style #glamorous #icon #foreveryoung #uk #الأميرة_ديانا #أميرة_ويلز #أميرة_القلوب #الأميرة_ديانا_لﻷبد #بريطانيا #لندن #قصتها_الحقيقية #أميرة_الشعب

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Well, there were a couple of factors that prevented Prince Charles’ from opting to marry Camilla at the time. First, the palace didn't approve of their match right from the beginning. This was because Camilla wasn't from a deeply sufficient aristocratic lineage. Furthermore, back then, there was strongly rooted sexism bounding the prerequisite virginity of a Royal bride. According to reports, Camilla wasn't a ‘loose’ woman, but she wasn't one without a couple of ex-boyfriends.

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About Diana: "[Swipe] The Queen loaned The Cambridge Lover's Knot tiara to Diana for her wedding, but she did not wear it. Instead, she wore the Spencer tiara, which was a wedding present given to her grandmother, Cynthia Spencer, in 1919. Diana reported that the Cambridge Lover's Knot tiara give her headaches as it is very heavy. I am not surprised the tiara was prone to give headaches! It's large and made from 95 percent pure platinum. The pearls are large, and together with the array of varying sizes of diamonds, would add to a hefty weight. However, Diana did love the tiara and it was one of her favourites. The tiara was made by Garrards in 1914 for Queen Mary [The Queen's grandmother] who designed it and left it in her will to The Queen. It went back into The Queen's collection after Diana died in 1997." Deborah Papas, a royal gemologist ■ قالوا عن ديانا: "[اسحب الصور] أعارت الملكة تاج كامبريدج الماسي الشهير بمسمى 'عقدة العاشق' إلى ديانا حتى ترتديه في يوم الزفاف، ولكنها لم تفعل ذلك. وإنما استبدلته بتاج آل سبنسر الماسي الذي ارتدته جدتها، الليدي سينثيا سبنسر، في عام 1919 بعدما قدم لها كهدية بمناسبة زفافها. وقد ذكرت ديانا بأن تاج كامبريدج الماسي يسبب لها الصداع بسبب ثقله. وأنا لست متفاجئة من هذا العذر، فحجم التاج كبير نسبيا ومصنوع من معدن البلاتين الخالص بنسبة 95 بالمئة. كما أن حجم الﻷليء كبير، وأحجار اﻷلماس المرصعة فيه مكونة من أحجام مختلفة أيضا، اﻷمر الذي يضيف لثقل وزنه. وعلى الرغم من ذلك، كانت ديانا تحب ارتداء هذا التاج الذي أصبح واحدا من قطع المجوهرات المفضلة لديها. وقد صنع التاج في متجر جيرارد الشهير للمجوهرات في عام 1914، بطلب خاص من الملكة ماري [جدة الملكة إليزابيث الثانية] التي أشرفت شخصيا على تصميمه وتركته بحسب وصيتها لحفيدتها الملكة. وقد أعيد إلى خزينة المجوهرات الملكية الخاصة بالملكة بعد وفاة ديانا في عام 1997." ديبورا باباس، خبيرة في المجوهرات الملكية ■ #princessdianaforever #humanitarian #princessofwales #princessdiana #gb #hertruestory #kensingtonpalace #uk #thebritishroyalfamily #theroyalfamily #thebritishmonarchy #queenofhearts #instagood #instaroyal #instalike #di #fashionicon #peoplesprincess #style #glamorous #icon #foreveryoung #uk #الأميرة_ديانا #أميرة_ويلز #أميرة_القلوب #الأميرة_ديانا_لﻷبد #بريطانيا #لندن #قصتها_الحقيقية #أميرة_الشعب

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Due to Camilla's reputation, Lord Mountbatten urged Prince Charles to look for a more suitable bride. He once wrote in a letter to Prince Charles:

“In a case like yours, the man should sow his wild oats and have as many affairs as he can before settling down. But I think for a wife he should choose a suitable attractive and sweet-character girl … I think it is disturbing for women to have experienced if they have to remain on a pedestal after marriage.”

Also, other people had marriage plans for the heir apparent to the British Throne. As noted in author Carolly Erickson's book ‘Lilibet: An Intimate Portrait of Elizabeth II,’Lord Mountbatten hoped that his nephew would marry his granddaughter, Amanda Knatchbull.

That's not all, the Queen Mother and Queen Elizabeth wanted the Prince to get involved with one the granddaughters of Lady Ruth Fermoy. Lady Ruth Fermoy (Diana's maternal grandmother) was a friend and confidante of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, and one of her ladies in waiting. Well, in the end, the Prince began dating Sarah Spencer in 1977, which was how he met her younger sister, and his future bride, Lady Diana Spencer.

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In her own words: "[In a letter to her nanny Mary Clarke] I do get annoyed at not being able to do my washing and general ironing. I know sister Sarah would adore that situation. I might even have to learn to ride a horse as it is the only time I will ever see my husband on his own. I adore being married and having someone to devote my time to. After all this fuss [of the wedding], I am sure we will live happily ever after." ■ من أقوال اﻷميرة: "[في رسالة خطية إلى مربيتها ماري كلارك] أشعر بالانزعاج لعدم استطاعتي القيام بغسيل وكي ملابسي بنفسي بشكل عام. أعرف بأن أختي سارة ستعجب جدا بهذا الوضع. وأعتقد بأنه يجب علي تعلم ركوب الخيل ﻷنه الوقت الوحيد الذي سأتمكن فيه من رؤية زوجي بمفرده. أعشق وضعي كمتزوجة ووجود شخص أخصص كل وقتي من أجله. بعد كل ذلك الهرج والمرج [تقصد التحضير للزفاف الملكي]، أنا متأكدة من أننا سنعيش سعداء إلى اﻷبد." ■ #princessdianaforever #humanitarian #princessofwales #princessdiana #gb #hertruestory #kensingtonpalace #uk #thebritishroyalfamily #theroyalfamily #thebritishmonarchy #queenofhearts #instagood #instaroyal #instalike #di #fashionicon #peoplesprincess #style #glamorous #icon #foreveryoung #uk #الأميرة_ديانا #أميرة_ويلز #أميرة_القلوب #الأميرة_ديانا_لﻷبد #بريطانيا #لندن #قصتها_الحقيقية #أميرة_الشعب

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Many believe that Prince Charles never really loved Princess Diana but rather presumed that he would grow to love her eventually. Sadly, we all know, that never happened. It doesn’t justify his actions, but we know that the lack of love on his part, was probably why he began an affair with Camilla.

Read More: Royal Family's Revelations About The 'Difficult Relationships' Of Charles And His Father

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Flashback on Diana and Charles 😇

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Prince Charles affirmed that he didn’t rekindle his romance with his former girlfriend until 1986. He insisted that it was at the point when his marriage had obviously fallen apart, with nothing else he could do about it. Prince Charles was able to successfully cover up the affair with the help of his bodyguards for a while before it became public knowledge.

Reportedly, Princess Diana once bravely confronted Camilla about the affair. As Diana expounded:

“I said, ‘I know what’s going on between you and Charles and I just want you to know that.” 

Camilla's alleged response was:

“You’ve got everything you ever wanted. You’ve got all the men in the world fall in love with you and you’ve got two beautiful children, what more do you want?’”

The Princess then said:

“I want my husband. I’m sorry I’m in the way … and it must be hell for both of you. But I do know what’s going on. Don’t treat me like an idiot.’”

While it's true that Prince Charles had no affection for Princess Diana, it didn't mean she wasn't in love with him. Apparently, she had feelings for her husband, and felt betrayed at his continuous affair with Camilla. This is one of the reasons, we find it hard to believe that she would be glad that both Charles and Camilla are happily married now.

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• Late 80’s - - the #princeandprincessofwales gave the famous Royal Wave 👋🏻 to the crowds of well-wishers!!! The Royal Couple looked gorgeous in the summer sun, and Diana looked beautiful in that pink dress!!! 🥰👑👗 .. 📸 = Unknown. _____________________________________________________________ #princessdiana #princecharles #charlesanddiana #theprinceofwales #theprincessofwales #ladydiana #dianaspencer #thepeoplesprincess #diana #princeofwales #charlesofwales #dianaandcharles #royalfamily #britishroyalfamily #dianaofwales #ladydi #royalthrowback #royalhistory #historyofroyals #walesfamily #princewilliam #princeharry #princewilliamofwales #princeharryofwales #royal #royals #britishroyals #kensingtonpalace #buckinghampalace

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It is okay to admit that Princess Diana wouldn't have probably attended Prince Charles and Camilla's wedding neither would have been found hanging out with the couple. However, this doesn't cancel the possibility that the Princess may have accepted the relationship eventually. We believe that if the Princess found love and happiness with another man, it would be easy for her to let go.

Read More: Prince Charles Was Crying Before His Wedding Day And Prince Harry May Not Be Charles’ Son.

Isn’t it easier to be happy for someone else, when you are happy yourself?

When Princess Diana died, she was dating Dodi Fayed. Royal Insiders revealed that she was finally happy to be exploring and establishing a new life with him.

If those good feelings were maintained, then it’s possible that Princess Diana could have found it in her heart to pardon her ex-husband and his ex-mistress-turned-wife.

Unfortunately, we’ll never know how things would have played out. However, we find it relieving that Princess Diana is finally at peace, and Prince Charles and his bride have found happiness and love in each other. What do you think Princess Diana would think of Prince Charles eventually marrying Camilla Parker-Bowles? Drop your thoughts in the comment. If you found this article interesting, share it with your friends to get their opinion on the issue.

Source: CheatSheet, Good House Keeping

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