What sounded like a modern-day fairy tale was a nightmare for Princess Diana, and her wedding day was no exception. The 15-year marriage to Prince Charles was marked by media scandals involving affairs and emotional distance. But Diana's personal biographer has made it clear: Even the wedding was torture for the Princess of Wales.
Princess Diana knew of Prince Charles's lover Camilla
As Andrew Morton admitted in the documentary The Story of Diana, Lady Diana's rival was Camilla Parker Bowles, who, as it turns out, was a disruptive factor even during the royal wedding. Diana is said to have admitted at the time: "I knew she was in there, of course. I looked for her."
It was an ominous moment for Diana. Morton explained: "When I interviewed Diana for her biography, she told me about the moment she stood at the entrance of St. Paul's Cathedral. She said she had hope brimming in her heart and as she walked down the aisle she looked at Camilla Parker Bowles — who she knew was Prince Charles' mistress."
Diana hoped Charles-Camilla affair would end before wedding
Diana hoped that, by the time of the wedding, the affair between the two would end. But that did not happen and it still hasn't, even to this day. In 2005, following the divorce and eight years after Diana died tragically in a car crash, Charles married Camilla.
But Camilla was not the only thing that drove the former couple apart more and more. Princess Diana also hated it when Prince Charles would rather read books than pay attention to her.
Further details about Charles and Diana's wedding and tumultuous time together have been coming out in recent years. Find out which Royal actually warned Diana of marrying Charles and what the Prince of Wales allegedly told Diana on the eve of their wedding here.