When Princess Diana died tragically in a car crash in 1997, the world mourned her death. She was unlike anyone else in the royal family, opening her heart to the most unfortunate across the globe while remaining connected and approachable with the British press and public. Still, despite how much the People’s Princess was adored universally, there was some tension between her and the British royal family.
Though Princess Diana was beloved globally, she never quite found her footing among the royal family. When she and Prince Charles wed in 1981, they barely knew one another, and their age difference meant they had very little in common. It didn’t help that the prince was still in love with his now-wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.
It also didn’t help that the princess refused to adhere to some of the stuffy traditions of royal life. Unfortunately, her carefree ways often put her in direct conflict with the royals, including Prince Charles and Queen Elizabeth.
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Princess Diana and Prince Charles had an unhappy marriage
Though they remained married from 1981 until they separated in 1992, officially divorcing in 1996, the Prince and Princess of Wales have a very challenging marriage. The princess was just 20 years old when she married the 33-year-old prince. Separated from her family for the first time in her life, she found life within the royal family extremely isolating and confining.
“[Princess Diana] was just bitterly unhappy, she was disappointed in her marriage as was Charles it was a car crash from the very beginning,”royal biographer Penny Junor describes it, “When Charles and Diana got together it seemed on paper that this was the most perfect match, but Diana’s childhood had been very difficult and the happy jolly-go-lucky venire that she presented to the world was nothing more than a venire. Charles was a very complex character and the two of them was about the …
Source:: Showbiz Cheat Sheet