In the early 1980’s, one love story filled the world with more hope than any other before: Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer were living a life of a fairytale. With more than 750 million people watching their 1981 wedding, Prince Charles and Princess Diana had the world captivated.
Sadly, the fairytale wouldn’t last. Prince Charles would go on to rekindle a romance with Camilla Parker Bowles. After nearly 15 years of an entirely unhappy marriage, Prince Charles and Princess Diana officially divorced- the world completely devastated by their broken fairytale.
For years, Royal fans have wondered what really happened behind closed doors; did they try to work it out? Was there abuse? Were both Charles and Diana adulterous?
In 1992, Diana hired a former actor, Peter Settelen, to help her with her speeches. During their time together, Peter recorded Diana having a casual conversation in hopes of helping Diana become more comfortable with herself. However, it wasn’t long before the tapes began to disclose much more than any casual conversation should…
Diana spoke candidly about the start, the middle, and the falling apart of her marriage to Charles. She revealed that she had gone to Charles several times to confront him about his affair but his answer was simply: “I refuse to be the only Prince of Wales without a mistress.”
Diana was baffled. Confused months turned into tragic years; Diana admitted that Charles was intimate with Camilla Parker Bowles during their marriage, and even went as far as saying, “It was a bit crowded with three of us in the marriage.” After it grew to be unbearable, Diana went to the one woman that she had hoped could help her: Charles’ mom, Queen Elizabeth.
In the interview, Diana reveals that she sought to gain advice from the “top lady.” Her genuine concern for her marriage was met with a devastatingly irrelevant answer. She said, “So I went to the top lady, sobbing, and I said ‘what do I do. I’m coming to you, what do I do? And she said ‘I don’t know what you should do. Charles is hopeless.’ And that was it, and that was the help.”
From there, Diana was at a loss. Charles’ and Di’s marriage ended in 1996, just three years after her shocking confession and speech therapy. Today, the stunning confession is revealed on youtube and can be seen today. What do you think about this?