Princess Diana's Tipping Point: The Moment She Was Done With The Royal Family

  1. During the engagement interview, Diana and Charles were asked about the credibility of their feelings, and the answer was not what you usually expect from the about-to-marry lovebirds. 

  2. The things Diana revealed in that interview had devastating effects on the reputation of the royal family, and the impacts are visible even nowadays.

  3. Prince William could not hold back his calm when the interview details came out. 

In July 1981, the world witnessed the most talked about wedding ever in modern history - the marriage between the Delectable Diana and Charles, Prince of Wales. The wedding was watched by 750 million people all over the world and had all the makings of a royal wedding. Collector cups, stamps, towels all embossed with the image of the couple were seen all over the country.

Image Credits: Getty Images

Image Credits: Getty Images

The marriage lasted for more than a decade, produced two Princes and was the talk of the century, before a series of issues led to a divorce.

However, with all the drama the Princess of Wales faced at the hands of the British Royal Family, one can’t help but wonder; at what point did Princess Diana’s heart stray far away from the royals? 

Image Credits: Getty Images

Image Credits: Getty Images

Click 'Continue reading next chapter' to learn about the moment when it all went so wrong for Diana.

Prince Charles’s affair with Camilla, while he was married to Princess Diana, was one of the biggest scandals that rocked the reputation of the British Royal Family for ages. It continues to haunt them even till now. While many blame Prince Charles for treating the People’s Princess poorly, members of the royal family couldn’t help but think Princess Diana played a bigger role in bringing shame to their name, and this has resulted in a strained relationship, even until the moment of her death.

Image Credits: Getty Images

Image Credits: Getty Images

PRINCESS DIANA: THE ROYAL REBEL

Princess Diana was a down-to-earth woman who was void of principles and restrictions. She would rather choose to connect with the public than keep to the rules of the book on being a Royal. She appeared to be free, and even though it’s been over two decades since she passed away, she is still deeply ingrained in the hearts of her loved ones, and fans around the world.

Image Credits: Getty Images

Image Credits: Getty Images

The Princess’s ability to strike friendship in public, answer and divulge information to the media, as well as appear friendly to anybody she came in contact with, made her be known worldwide as the “People’s Princess,” but not the Royal’s Princess.

Image Credits: Getty Images

Image Credits: Getty Images

THE START OF PRINCESS DIANA’S PROBLEMS WITH THE ROYAL FAMILY

The whole world might have loved Diana, but the same could not be said for her husband, Prince Charles. They had what could be described as a rocky marriage, and the signs were evident right from the beginning.

During their engagement interview, the duo was asked about the credibility of their feelings towards one another, and their response was garnished in nonchalance. The Prince claimed he didn’t know what being in love meant while the Princess looked the other way.

Image Credits: Getty Images

Image Credits: Getty Images

THE LOVE TRIANGLE: PRINCE CHARLES, PRINCESS DIANA, AND CAMILLA PARKER BOWLES

The Princess of Wales expressed her disappointment like the rest of the world when the news of her husband’s scandal became public. The Tampongate or Camillagate recording which glaringly signified the romantic involvement with the Prince and his mistress, Camilla Parker Bowles made the Princess sad.

Image Credits: Getty Images

Image Credits: Getty Images

However, instead of keeping the entire affair under wraps, Diana decided to air the dirty laundry of her marriage, regardless of the consequences. In an interview with BBC’s Martin Bashir, the Princess confessed that she had always had an inkling of the whole thing and that her husband didn’t love her, as his heart was with another woman. She said:

“Well, there were three of us in the marriage, so it was a bit crowded.”

Princess Diana sought for ways to disengage and dissuade the two from continuing the affair; she even went as far as confronting Camilla about the incident.

Image Credits: Getty Images

Image Credits: Getty Images

THE NICKNAME DIANA GAVE TO CAMILLA

It cannot be denied that the princess experienced a lot of hurt in her marriage. But through all the pain, Diana developed mechanisms for coping with this hurt. One of which was creating a special nickname for her husband's lover. A friend that was quite close to the princess mentioned that Diana used to call Camilla' rottweiler'. This sounds strange and funny, but it had quite a deep meaning. The name stood for two things about Camilla Parker. First, it was a representation of her physical attributes.

Image Credits: YouTube/National Geographic

Image Credits: YouTube/National Geographic

According to Diana's friend, the princess told her Camilla looked like a dog. The second was more figurative. Diana thought it a fitting name because once Camilla had her teeth in a thing, she never let it go, just like the nature of a dog. To Diana, Camila had her teeth on Charles, and she never let him go even though both of them were married to different people.

HOW HER RELATIONSHIP WITH THE WORLD AFFECTED HER RELATIONSHIP WITH THE ROYAL FAMILY

With Diana being one of the most photographed women in the world, it was difficult for her to keep her life out of the public eye. However, it would seem that she bore too much in the interview with Martin Bashir. As though revealing the dirty secrets of her troubled marriage didn’t cause enough damage to the reputation of the royal family, Diana went on spill details about her health.

Image Credits: Getty Images

Image Credits: Getty Images

She spoke about her struggle with bulimia and how she constantly battled the thought of harming herself. Given that speaking so openly to the press was against royal protocols, it is believed this was the point where members of the Royal family, especially the Queen, had enough of Diana.

THE DAMAGING EFFECTS OF THE INTERVIEW

Diana’s single act had a ton of effects on her relationship with the royal family. First, Her Majesty felt outraged by the publicity of her affairs, and so she served the Princess a letter to divorce her son. According to the Princess’s butler, Paul Burrell, when the Princess got the message she was alarmed at the order.

Read More: Prince Charles Won't Automatically Be The Head of the Commonwealth Once He's King, And This Is The Reason Why.

Image Credits: Getty Images

Image Credits: Getty Images

It appeared that she only wanted separation and not for her marriage to end in a divorce. But it seemed her interview had provoked the Monarch to go the extreme. Paul said:

“It was a letter with the royal crest of Windsor Castle, it was the queen’s hand, and her handwriting was ‘I have consulted with the Archbishop of Canterbury and with the prime minister and, of course, with Charles, and we have decided that the best course for you is divorce.'"

It was at this point that Diana’s heart strayed away from the royal family. It was reported that the People’s Princess responded to the letter by saying:

"That's rich! They get to decide whether I divorce."

Image Credits: YouTube/Gianni

Image Credits: YouTube/Gianni

EVEN PRINCE WILLIAM WAS FURIOUS

The Queen was not the only one who fumed about the whole revelation as Prince William found it a bitter pill to swallow. A royal author, Katie Nicholl, revealed the friction that existed between mother and son after Princess Diana went public with her problems. She said:

“For him, the idea of playing out one's troubles and wearing one’s heart on one’s sleeve and bringing humiliation onto the royal family- well, that was a big no-no."

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

Image Credits: Getty Images

Image Credits: Getty Images

She continued saying,

"He refused to speak with his mother for some days after that, and bare in mind how close they were; this was absolutely devastating for Diana."

The royal couple officially ended their union in 1996, but things were never the same with the royal family until her demise the following year.

Image Credits: Getty Images

Image Credits: Getty Images

ELIZABETH NOW BELIEVES THAT DIANA BROUGHT POSITIVE CHANGE TO THE ROYAL FAMILY

Nobody’s perfect - and this includes Queen Elizabeth and Princess Diana, no matter how much we might genuinely love either of these women. Both of the Royals tried to do their best, with the situations they ended up in. With all the time that's passed, the monarch is now able to admit that Princess Diana, despite all the scandals and negative press, was a positive force in the royal family.

Thanks to Princess Diana, the royal learned that it was important to be open and warm towards the public. This is something that Her Majesty condemned in the beginning. The princess also did an amazing job at raising two princes, that grew up to be so popular with the British people, because of their down-to-earth and genuine nature. This ended up helping the royal family in a big way, by keeping them popular in an era where most people would like to witness the abolishment of the British monarchy.

Image Credits: Getty Images

Image Credits: Getty Images

Princess Diana was human like the rest of us and made some mistakes in her lifetime. However, that never stopped the world from seeing her light. Regardless of what went down with her and the royal family, Princess Diana’s legacy still thrives. She was indeed a unique being who never failed to make people smile. Do you think the Queen overreacted by ordering Charles and Diana to divorce? Or do you believe the royal family wrongly treated Princess Diana? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.  

Sources: CheatSheet, BBC, NewsWeek, IBT

Get More Thrilling Articles On The Royal Family Here:

  1. Princess Diana Would Have Turned 57 This Year And Would Look Like This Today, Experts Say.

  2. Eugenie and Harry’s Wedding Photos Have One ‘Sad’ Difference That Says A Lot About The Royal Family.

  3. It Turns Out That Meghan and Harry Might Not Have Custody Of Their First Child.

  4. Passport Issue: Meghan Markle Might Have Put Queen Elizabeth In an Awkward Situation.

  5. The Relations Between Queen and Princes William and Harry Have Drastically Changed After They Lost Their Mother.

Related posts
Getty Images.
Celebrity Aug 19, 2019
The Impact Sonny Bono Had On the Life Choices of His Four Children
Royal Family May 28, 2019
Why The Media Thinks Kate Middleton Hates Camilla
facebook.com/TheAddamsFamilyMovie
Movies Oct 13, 2019
Irreversible Changes Time Had On the Beloved 'The Addams Family' Cast
wikimedia.com
Celebrity Sep 02, 2019
Hidden Life Facts of the Legendary 'Barney Miller' Cast