Prince Charles Felt Like He Was Going to Be Blamed When He Found Out About Princess Diana’s Death
Therefore, the princess’ death haunted the future Crowned King, so much so that he felt he would be blamed when she was killed.
Prince Charles and Princess Diana did not have an easy relationship or marriage. However, by 1997, the year the princess died, the pair had established a co-parenting relationship and had moved on with their respective personal lives.
With such a rocky foundation, the marriage fell apart quickly. Charles was mostly uninterested in his new bride, and he resented the frenzy surrounding her in the press. Meanwhile, Diana felt ostracized by his family and the life she once knew. Royal biographer Penny Junor explained to Express,
Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s marriage fell apart quickly
Pushed together by the British royal family, Princess Diana and Prince Charles barely knew each other and had very little in common when they married in July 1981. The princess was just 19, while the prince was already in his 30s. It also didn’t help that Charles was in love with his ex-girlfriend Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.
Before she died, the princess was in Paris, set to return to London after vacationing on Al-Fayed’s yacht in the South of France. The last time she spoke to her sons, and perhaps Prince Charles, was around 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 30.
By 1997, the duo was officially divorced and were co-parenting their sons, Prince Harry and Prince William. Charles was still seeing Camilla, and the princess had moved on with Egyptian billionaire Dodi Al-Fayed.
Prince Charles thought he was going to be blamed for Princess Diana’s death
Initially, when the royals learned of the car crash, they heard the princess was alive but badly injured. However, news of her death soon followed. Prince Charles was reportedly in shock. In her 2005 book, The Firm, Junor wrote via Express the prince said, “‘They’re all going to blame me, aren’t they? The world’s going to go completely mad, isn’t it?’” Junor added, “What he did get absolutely right was the prediction that he would be blamed. Had he loved Diana instead of his mistress, people argued in their anger, Diana would still be alive.”