For the 750 million spectators, the royal wedding seemed like the perfect fairy tale. However, the royal couple had their fair share of struggles and later parted ways and divorced.
A royal expert laid bare Diana’s fears on her wedding day and her discomfort when she saw Prince Charles’ ex-girlfriend on the benches of St. Paul’s Cathedral.
Princess Diana, 19 at the time, felt like a ‘meat lamb’ on her wedding day in 1981.
Speaking on Channel 5 documentary Charles and Camilla: King and Queen in Waiting, former BBC correspondent and royal expert, Jennie Bond confirmed Lady Diana was not happy on her wedding day.
“Diana told me much later in one of our private conversations that she felt like a lamb at the slaughterhouse as she walked down the aisle which is very sad but I think that she knew things were not going well, ”she said. .
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The Queen sent Princess Diana a letter urging her and Charles to divorce, even though Diana didn’t want it.
“I consulted the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Prime Minister and, of course, Charles, and we decided that the best solution for you was divorce,” the Queen wrote in 1995, following the interview. by Diana with Panorama.
In 1993, an intimate phone call was leaked between Charles and Camilla which led to a big scandal.
Camilla divorced her then-husband Andrew Parker Bowles in 1995.
After Diana’s tragic death in 1997, Charles and Camilla went public with their relationship and married in 2005.