Princess Diana Wanted To Spare William, Harry From Divorce With Prince Charles
While the public saw Princess Diana's tell-all interview with BBC in 1995 as the straw that broke the camel's back when it came to her relationship with Prince Charles, it is not now being revealed that the princess did not see divorce as an end goal of her public declaration.
According to a report by the Mirror, despite having trouble with her marriage, Princess Diana did not want to get divorced with Charles because she knows how difficult it would be for her children, Prince William, and Prince Harry to grow up with a broken family.
In an interview with Panorama, Princess Diana reportedly revealed her true feelings about marriage.
"I think like any marriage, especially when you've had divorced parents like myself, you'd want to try even harder to make it work, and you don't want to fall back into a pattern that you've seen happen in your own family," she said in the interview that has recently been resurfacing on social media.
However, her controversial BBC interview wherein she revealed her heartbreak over her husband's affair with Camilla Parker-Bowles and her subsequent revelations about life in the Palace, shocked Queen Elizabeth II to the degree that she advised Diana and Charles to go through with a divorce.
While the marriage ended in heartbreak, an Express UK report indicated that even from the beginning, the union between Prince Charles and Princess Diana was already doomed because of their incompatibility.
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, approved of Diana Spencer and saw her as the best candidate to wed their eldest son. However, royal author Penny Junor, in her book The Firm, claimed that the 12 year age gap between Diana and the Prince, as well as her inexperience, marked major challenges that then 19-year old Diana had to face when she entered the royal family.
"At 19, she was little more than a child when she first arrived, totally unprepared for the life that lay ahead and completely out of her depth. She was a romantic, an innocent; she knew nothing of life or work or relationships. The things she knew about were loss and rejection, the product of her parents' divorce; and she had been fatally damaged by the experience. She had no self-confidence, no stability, just a desperate need to be loved and wanted; and a determination to get what she wanted," Junor said.
On the other hand, Prince Charles' former secretary Michael Colborne believed that had the Prince's uncle Lord Mountbatten been alive at the time, he would have seen that Charles and Diana did not suit and would have convinced his nephew against the match. Charles, who was close to his uncle, would have heeded his advice as he saw him as a second father.