The Shocking Moment Prince Charles Told Princess Diana He Expected to Have a Mistress
When Prince Charles married Lady Diana Spencer, it seemed as if the United Kingdom had the perfect future king and queen to celebrate. Diana was not only beautiful, but she was loved by millions of people around the entire world. They loved her charming personality, her generosity, and her loving heart.
Many would assume that anyone would be absolutely honored to be married to a woman like Diana. However, as royal fans are well aware, she and Charles had an extremely rocky relationship. Their marriage was plagued by lies, hurt feelings, and infidelity, and ultimately ended in divorce shortly before Diana’s tragic death.
There was so much trouble in the marriage in fact, that Prince Charles told Diana that he should have a mistress, and for a shocking reason.
How did Charles and Diana meet?
Diana was only 16 years old when she met her future husband. Many royal fans may not know that Charles was actually dating her sister, Lady Sarah Spencer, at the time. As a result of that relationship, Diana was introduced to the prince.
As a future king, Charles was under immense pressure to find a wife. So much so, that several members of the royal family were giving him suggestions regarding potential spouses. His grandmother the Queen Mother, introduced him to Sarah, who just so happened to be the granddaughter of one of her ladies-in-waiting.
An engagement soon followed
Many couples tend to date for a significant amount of time before they make the decision to get married. As we all know, Prince William and Kate Middleton were together for seven years before he finally asked her to be his wife.
Although some people say that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle had a “whirlwind” courtship, the couple actually dated for almost two years before their engagement was announced. William and Harry’s parents, however, were only together for a short time before becoming engaged. They actually only went out on 12 dates.
Were Charles and Diana in love?
It doesn’t seem like 12 dates is really enough time to really get to know someone, let alone fall completely in love. In fact, when Charles and Diana had their engagement interview, they were asked if they truly loved each other. Charles avoided answering the question directly, implying that he didn’t actually know what it means to be “in love”. Diana simply looked down and to the side, quietly saying the words “of course, yes”.
Charles and Camilla’s relationship
It was well-known, even to Diana, that Charles had a mistress, Camilla Parker-Bowles, who he is currently married to. The couple first met in 1970, long before Charles was ever introduced to Diana.
They didn’t begin their affair until 1984, with Diana confronting Camilla at a party about the relationship with her husband two years later, saying “I know what is going on between you and Charles”. At one point, the dialogue of a very private phone call between Charles and Camilla was released. Not surprisingly, Charles and Diana divorced in 1996, and he and Camilla wed in 2005.
Why did Charles tell Diana that he should have a mistress?
As it turns out, Charles thought that he absolutely should have a mistress, telling Diana that she should actually expect it. During an argument, the future king allegedly asked the princess if she would expect him to “be the first Prince of Wales not to have a mistress?”
There is no doubt that Diana was deeply hurt by what Charles said to her. Just like so many fans, we will always miss Princess Diana. The positive impact that she left on the world will never be forgotten.