Was Princess Diana Really Afraid That Prince Charles Would Harm Her?

More than 20 years after the tragic fatal car accident in Paris, fans around the world still love and miss Princess Diana. She touched people in need like no one else.

Diana was adamant about being an excellent mother to her two young sons, Prince William and Prince Harry, as well as giving her compassion to everyone who needed it. She was one of the most caring members of the royal family during her marriage to Prince Charles, and even after they divorced, she continued to do charitable work.

It seemed like there was nothing Diana wouldn’t do for someone, and billions of fans around the globe went into mourning when her life was suddenly cut short.

Princess Diana’s troubled marriage

Princess Diana
Princess Diana | Tim Graham/Getty Images

Marrying a prince sounds like the ultimate fairy tale, but for 20-year-old Diana Spencer, it was anything but that. Diana met Charles four years before their wedding, though he was reportedly involved in a relationship with her sister at the time. It was only after a few dates that Charles and Diana announced that they would be getting married. On July 21, 1981, the wedding took place, and Lady Diana Spencer was officially a member of the royal family.

Prince Charles was not faithful to Princess Diana

Although the couple claimed to be in love, Charles seemed to have wandering eyes. He was involved in an affair with Camilla Parker-Bowles, who he eventually married in 2005, years after Diana’s death. Diana was well aware of the affair, as were people around the world.

In addition, Charles was not known to be the loving, caring husband that Diana deserved. They were often photographed together looking somewhat unhappy and disconnected, which is odd for any married couple. The royal family was not exactly happy with Charles for his infidelity, and eventually, the marriage ended in divorce. 

Princess Diana expressed her fear in a letter

It is no secret at this point that Charles and Diana didn’t exactly have a good marriage. In their engagement interview, Charles didn’t even seem to know what it meant to be “in love” with someone, and it could be speculated that he was getting married simply because he was a future king and people expected him to. The couple was, in fact, so out of tune, that Diana was fearful for her safety.

After years of turbulence within their relationship, she wrote a letter to her butler, saying that she thought Charles might possibly plan an “accident” in order to cause serious bodily harm to her. Although the car she was riding in crashed in the Pont de l’Alma underpass in Paris a short time later, fans can rest assured that Charles was never found to be behind the car crash.

Royal fans will always honor Diana’s legacy

Although Diana has been deceased for over 20 years, she certainly will never be forgotten. Fans around the world continue to honor her legacy to this day, always making mention of her kindness and empathy for others.

Prince William and Kate Middleton paid tribute to his mother when their daughter, Princess Charlotte was born, making one of her middle names “Diana.” It was even thought that Harry and Meghan would give their newborn son the name “Spencer,” which is Diana’s last name.

As everyone knows, Diana will never be forgotten no matter how much time passes by. Her two sons continue to honor her with their charitable work and royal duties, and her memory will live on through her children and grandchildren.