Royal experts claim Princess Diana and Prince Charles are just a business deal despite a beautiful wedding ceremony.
The Prince of Wales and Princess of Wales were not a perfect match. Elizabeth Holmes, author of “HRH: So Many Thoughts on Royal Style,” spoke with Us Weekly about the wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana. Holmes told ahead of the launch of CNN’s new docusery “Diana” that the royal couple’s relationship was not romantic.
“Diana just ticked so many boxes and kind of fitted in, and was clearly very keen and willing and wanted to please,” Holmes told the outlet.
According to Netflix’s “The Crown,” Prince Charles and Princess Diana had little time to get to know each other. Prince Charles was also under pressure to settle down as he was already 32 when he met her. Princess Diana, meanwhile, was only 19 at the time. Princess Diana, Holmes said, was grappling with their 12-year age gap.
“She makes this huge decision of life with no stable family behind her [and] lots of advice, ”Holmes continued. “Looking back, it’s very easy to find all the red flags. … It was like, ‘We are walking forward. We are doing our duty. ‘”
In 1981, Prince Charles and Princess Diana married. However, they separated in 1992 and divorced four years later.
In 1997, the late Princess of Wales died in a traffic accident in Paris. Prince Charles married Camilla Parker Bowles, Duchess of Cornwall, after a seven-year court.
Even though he married Princess Diana, many believed Prince Charles had always loved Camilla. According to another royal expert, Prince Charles and Camilla did not get together until they met Princess Diana. Sally Bedell Smith, author of “Prince Charles: The Passions and Paradoxes of an Unlikely Life,” said via Cheat Sheet that her father Bruce Shand didn’t like their relationship or the Prince himself. According to the story, Camilla was also unfit to be the wife of the future king because she was an “experienced” lady.
“It was absolutely vital to have someone on the throne who was a virgin,” Dr Piers Brendon said in the documentary “The Royal House of Windsor” (via an online tabloid). He added: “A future queen must not have a past.”
Marlene Koenig, an internationally respected authority on the British and European monarchy and author of “The Descendants of Queen Victoria”, also claimed that Prince Charles was happier with Camilla.