REVEALED: How the Queen ‘finally lost her patience’ with Princess Diana – Daily News
#REVEALEDHow, #Queen‘finally, #lost, #patience, #with, #PrincessDiana Princess Diana and Prince Charles’ famously turbulent marriage began in 1981, and the royal couple separated in 1992. The Prince and Princess of Wales had not made plans to divorce, however Charles’ 1994 interview with Jonathan Dimbleby exposed the cracks in the failing marriage, when he admitted to having been unfaithful to his wife. However, the Princess of Wales’ unprecedented Panorama interview in 1995 was what finally made the Queen “lose her patience” with the princess, and led directly to her ordering the parents of Prince William and Prince Harry to divorce, Penny Junor claims in 2017 biography “The Duchess: The Untold Story”. Shock claim Charles told Diana ‘I should have never married you’ Royal FURY: How Charles was branded ‘an absolute pig’ Diana recorded the interview secretly at Kensington Palace with interviewer Martin Bashir, and caused a sensation when she revealed how her marriage had failed and how she harboured doubts about Prince Charles’ fitness to become king. It is still remembered today for the moment when the Princess said: “There were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded.” The comment was made in reference to her husband’s ongoing friendship, and then romantic affair, with Camilla Parker Bowles. Ms Junor reports that Diana told her private secretary she had done the interview, but “refused to tell him what it was about”. Diana reportedly said: “It’s terribly moving. Some of the men who watched were moved to tears. “Don’t worry, everything will be all right.” Ms Junor continues: “That’s where she was wrong. Things were by no means all right.” She writes: “The Queen finally lost her patience. Royal RAGE: How Diana ‘kicked furniture’ in FURY on honeymoon The Queen is ‘making more effort with Meghan Markle because of Diana’ “This public mud-slinging wasn’t just harming the monarchy, it was damaging for the young princes.” Ms Junor explains: “After consulting with the Prime Minister and the Archbishop of Canterbury, she wrote formally and privately to her son and daughter-in-law asking them to put the country out of its uncertainty and to divorce as early as possible.” It has been reported that the Queen “read the riot act” to both Charles and Diana and Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew, urging both pairs to divorce during a meeting over Christmas at Sandringham in 1995. The Prince and Princess of Wales finalised their divorce in August 1996, however the divorce battle was a sensation as it played out publicly that year. Princess Diana walked away with a staggering £17million lump sum – around £31million in today’s money. It forced the prince to borrow from the Queen to meet the terms, which also included an additional £400,000 – around £730,000 today – annually. The Princess also signed a confidentiality agreement that meant she could not talk publcly about her marriage or royal life. She also gave up her HRH title and became known simply as Diana, Princess of Wales.
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