Princess Diana and Prince Charles were the wedding of the decade. From the outside looking in, it seems as if the couple has everything they can ever ask for: power, privilege and two adorable sons. Yet, as everyone now knows, Princess Diana and Prince Charles had an unhappy marriage and their relationship was strained from the beginning.
Many royal fans have wondered over the years how much the remains of the royal family have put into their marriage and whether Queen Elizabeth ever spoke directly to the couple about their breakup relationship.
Prince Charles and Princess Diana had problems from the beginning
Prince Charles married Diana Spencer in February 1981. Prince Charles was the most appropriate bachelor in England, and the public and the press were eagerly awaiting the announcement of the engagement. Spencer, then only 18, looked like the perfect wife for the future King. They tied the knot in 1981 and judging by the stunning photos of the ceremony, the couple never looked happier.
However, there were problems with bubbling just below the surface. During her honeymoon, Princess Diana is reported to have noticed a pair of engraved sleeves donated to Prince Charles by his ex-girlfriend: Camila Parker-Bowles.
It seems likely that the seeds of the divorce were planted even on the honeymoon with the revelation that Prince Charles was still emotionally involved with Parker-Bowles. It wasn't long before Princess Diana developed an eating disorder. After all, in the late 1980s, Princess Diana had the courage to confront Prince Charles about her affair with Parker-Bowles.
Princess Diana Fighting for the Divorce Decision
After years of misery, Princess Diana and Prince Charles came to the realization that they needed serious help. Yet, many reports claim that Princess Diana did not actually want to divorce her husband for fraud. Supposedly, she wanted to try and work on their marriage on behalf of her boys: Prince William and Prince Harry.
Did the royal family ever intervene to help Prince Charles and Princess Diana?
As heir to the throne, Prince Charles's actions were subject to intense scrutiny, both by the media and within his own family. However, a new report reveals that when Princess Diana and Prince Charles first introduced the idea of divorce, Queen Elizabeth II did not act immediately. The report states that the queen was not sure that her eldest son would really welcome her help. The report also said that in retrospect it would have acted more quickly since the ruin of Prince Charles' marriage had consequences for the royal family and the whole country.
Prince Philip on the other hand tried to expand the olive branch of his daughter-in-law at some point before the divorce. Although Princess Diana claims that Prince Philip is the one who originally told Prince Charles that if he got married, she should have an affair, her mother-in-law wrote a series of letters when their problems were first published. , One letter even says that Prince Charles is "stupid" because he risks so much for Parker-Bowles and that he cannot imagine anyone with his right mind, leaving Princess Diana for Parker-Bowles.
The tragic ending in the life of Princess Diana  Princess Diana and Prince Charles eventually divorce. After their divorce was finalized in 1996, the ex-couple went their separate ways, communicating on behalf of their young sons.
Unfortunately, Princess Diana did not get the chance to live much of her life after the divorce. She was killed in a car accident in 1997, leaving her sons, aged 15 and 12, without their mother.