Just before marrying Prince Charles in 1981, Lady Diana wanted to break off her engagement, upset by the relationship he had with Camilla Parker Bowles. But one of her sisters talked her out of it.
In 1981, Lady Diana wanted to annul her marriage to Prince Charles
She was saddened to see that he continued to talk to Camilla Parker Bowles, his first love
Lady Di’s sister convinced her to marry with a flawed argument
Until the last second, Lady Di wondered if she was going to say “yes” to Prince Charles. On July 29, 1981, millions of people attended the wedding of the prince son of Elizabeth II and Diana Spencer, at Saint Paul’s Cathedral, London. If the ceremony had everything from the fairy tale, in private, the relations of the future parents of William and Harry were not in good shape. The months leading up to this planetary event, Lady Di was plagued by feelings of anxiety and doubt. The reason ? Rumors of infidelity that swirled around Prince Charles, but above all, his former relationship with Camilla Shand, of which he was still close. A few days before their union, the then Lady Spencer had found a mysterious packagein the office of Michael Colborne, Prince Charles’ personal secretary.
The future princess then asked to see what was inside the package. By opening it, she had then discovered a bracelet on which were engraved the letters “G” and “F”, for Gladys and Fred, the nicknames given to Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles. Ready to break her engagement, Diana Spencer was advised by her relatives. “As he was seeing Camilla, Diana had lunch with her sisters at Buckingham Palace and discussed her plight with them”, wrote Andrew Morton, author specializing in the British Crown. According to him, Lady Di was at the time about to send off this ceremony that the whole royal family had been preparing for many months. “She was confused, upset and bewildered by what happened next,” added the writer in Diana – Her True Story.
Lady Di: “It’s too late for you to chicken out”
“At that time, when she was seriously considering calling off the wedding, they shed light on her fears and premonitions of the disaster that awaited her,” wrote Andrew Norton again. At the time, one of Lady Di’s sisters convinced her to marry Prince Charles by throwing a very surprising and not really serious argument at her…“Your face is already on the tea towels and plates, so it’s too late for you to chicken out,” she would have explained to him. Lady Di is therefore well and truly married to Prince Charles. After the birth of their two children, and tired of being the eternal third wheel of the carriage, she asked for a divorce from the future king of England in 1996. Since her tragic and fatal road accident in Paris, in August 1997 , the memory of Diana still hangs over the marriage of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles.
Lady Di and Prince Charles By opening it, she had then discovered a bracelet on which was engraved the letters “G” and “F”, for Gladys and Fred, the nicknames given to Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles