We’ve all heard the story about how Prince Charles and Princess Diana‘s marriage was pretty much a disaster from the start. After only meeting a dozen times the pair got engaged in 1981 and tied the knot a few months later during a lavish ceremony that was watched by millions.
But behind the scenes, Diana and Charles had expressed doubts about their union even before they said “I do.” And these days, so much of what went on during their marriage has been dissected by royal fans all over the world. Now, a photo of the princess snubbing the future king as he tried to kiss her has made the rounds.
Prince Charles and Princess Diana | Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images
Read on to find out why Diana refused to kiss her husband that day.
The snub seen around the world
A photo has resurfaced online of the former couple at a royal event where the Princess of Wales is clearly snubbing Charles as he leans in and tries to kiss her.
The picture was snapped the day before Valentine’s Day in 1992 while the couple was in India, the same year Diana visited the Taj Mahal alone.
Prince Charles had participated in an exhibition polo match and his then-wife was supposed to hand out prizes after the game. When it came time for Diana to give Charles his prize he was supposed to kiss her, but that didn’t happen.
The image has left royal fans speculating about what led to the princess keeping her lips away from the Prince of Wales.
The reason Princess Diana refused to kiss Prince Charles
Prince Charles and Princess Diana | Anwar Hussein/WireImage
According to Dickie Arbiter, who was the press spokesman for Queen Elizabeth II at the time, Charles forgot to kiss Diana when she handed him the prize.
“Realizing his mistake, he hastily returned and, with an uncertain crowd looking on, moved to kiss his wife’s cheek,” Arbiter said. “Incensed, the princess swiveled her head so that the kiss landed near her ear.”
Arbiter added that “The crowd, as well as …
Source:: Showbiz Cheat Sheet