Prince Charles was visiting the iconic Taj Mahal he allegedly made a rather awkward joke (Image: Getty Images)
Prince Charles is now married to Camilla Parker-Bowles, who has been in his life for many decades. However, he was previously involved with Princess Diana to whom he was married for 15 years. According to author Kitty Kelley, Charles took a long time to work out if he wanted to marry the late Diana. “No other Prince of Wales since Charles II, three hundred years earlier, took so long to make up his mind about getting married,” Kelley wrote in her 1997 book The Royals.
Prince Charles made ‘uncomfortable’ joke about wives on India tour before Diana marriage
While he was still courting Diana, in 1980, Prince Charles travelled on a royal visit to India.
“Diana accompanied him to the airport to say goodbye. As he nonchalantly skipped up the step of the royal plane without looking back, she burst into tears,” said Kelley.
While the Prince of Wales was visiting the iconic Taj Mahal he allegedly made a rather awkward joke.
“Reporters followed Charles on his visit to the Taj Mahal and asked what he thought of the grand monument to passion built by a Mogul emperor in memory of his wife.
“‘A marvellous idea,’ said Charles, ‘to build something so wonderful to someone one loved so very much.’
“An Indian reporter asked about the Prince’s own