However, this incident contradicted author Andrew Morton’s book Diana: Her True Story in Her Own Words. In that book, she said their first meeting left her thinking “Oh God, what a sad man he is.”

Although it was a few more years before the two began dating, most of their relationship was over the phone. The couple met only 13 times before he proposed marriage in February 1981. Many believed that he was still in love with Camilla, but due to their back-to-back affair and the royal family’s unwelcome attitude towards Camilla, he did not propose. to her.

wedding and divorce

The wedding ceremony was held in St. Paul’s Cathedral. It was also broadcast on the air and watched by about 750 million people.

It was made to be a perfect love story but the truth was far from that. The couple had two children, Prince William and Prince Harry. But they are no longer in love. It is believed that Prince Charles had an affair with his ex-girlfriend Camilla.

The news of the scandal became world news. Two years later in 1992, the couple officially divorced. By 1996, they had been divorced. Meanwhile, Prince Charles has appeared in public with Camilla. A change was made to the rules of the Church of England, which allowed Prince Charles to remarry in 2005.

life after divorce

Although Princess Diana and Prince Charles have been separated for 5 years and have now also divorced, this has not diminished the interest of the people and the media in Princess Diana. Instead, the paparazzi followed her further than before. She continued to be a popular humanistic and style icon, but people loved her as the “royal rebel.”

She spent a lot of time studying causes such as AIDS patients and other causes of children. She also made sure her children took her to visits to hospitals and homeless shelters.

She wanted them to know about life outside the walls of kings. She also took the boys on public transportation and to local food restaurants to introduce them. Her sympathy, demeanor, and warmth earned her the nickname “People’s Princess”.

Death and the last words

As her popularity grew, her personal life was invaded by paparazzi and media. Diana was dating Dodi Fayed, the son of billionaire owner Harrod and producer. The couple had just returned after spending a week on a yacht in the Mediterranean.

After coming to Paris, the couple had a meal at the Ritz Paris and then headed to Fayed’s apartment. The car was driven by Henry Paul, the vice president of security at the Ritz. They were also accompanied by bodyguard Trevor Rhys-Jones.

Shortly after the car left the Ritz Paris, they realized the paparazzi were following them. The driver of the car tried to get rid of her and ended up losing control of the car. To avoid a collision with another vehicle, the driver diverted the speeding sedan and crashed into one of the tunnel shafts.

The effect was so strong that Fayed and Paul died instantly. However, Diana was still alive. A firefighter who led the response team said Diana asked him, “Oh my God, what happened?” At the time, little did he know that it was Princess Diana and that these were wearing the last words she would address to anyone. She died a few hours later in hospital.

Funeral

Her funeral is believed to be one of the most watched as more than 2.5 billion people tuned in to her final farewell. About a million people lined the streets of London to see her coffin. People were mostly sympathetic to Diana’s two young children, William and Harry, who were only 15 and 12 years old at the time.

In 2017, they collectively gave an interview in which they talked about how difficult it is to be a part of the whole process and not break down in public. William said he tried to hide behind his long hair while Harry said he just wanted to make their mother proud. They both agreed that walking behind their mother’s coffin was a very difficult thing.

While they grew up and rarely talk to each other, they will both always be children of Diana and Charles. She loved them so much and featured in all the photos and videos that are of them together.

In January 2020, Harry and Meghan announced their decision to step down from royal duties and become financially independent. Although the two brothers live different lives, they try to live up to their mother’s expectations and make her proud.