Long before the supposed ‘feud’ between Kate and Meghan, the royal drama that gripped the world was the breakdown of Charles and Diana’s marriage.
Diana found out that Prince Charles had been seeing his old flame, Camilla Parker-Bowles behind her back. And so, she thought of confronting the two.
The royal couple separated in 1992. Princess Diana took it upon herself to tell her first born, William about what had happened. In her 1995 interview with BBC journalist, Martin Bashir, Diana explained how she broke the news to him. The princess revealed that she took the high road, refusing to blame Charles.
In the interview, Diana was recorded saying:-
“I went to the school and put it to William. Particularly, that if you find someone you love in life you must hang on to it and look after it. Also, if you are lucky enough to find someone who loved you, then one must protect it. William asked me what had been going on? He asked if I could answer his questions, which I did”.
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“He said, was that the reason why our marriage had broken up? And I said, well, there were three of us in this marriage. The pressure of the media was also one of the factors”.
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“So, the two together were very difficult. But, although I still loved Papa I couldn’t live under the same roof as him. And likewise with him”.
Continuing, Princess Diana admitted that she was concerned about how William would take the news.
“He’s a child who is a deep thinker. And we don’t know for a few years how it’s gone in. But I put it in gently, without resentment or any anger”.
However, sadly, Prince Harry learned about his father’s affair from TV. Harry, William and Diana were watching a debate about the monarchy and when Camilla was mentioned, Prince Harry reportedly asked who she was. It’s reported that William said “Don’t you know”? While Diana told him it was time for bed.