This was because Diana already had abandonment issues related to her mother leaving when she was young. Diana’s mother – Frances Spencer, later Frances Shand Kydd – and her father John Spencer divorced when she was just seven years old. Her father won custody and, eight years after his divorce, married Raine, Countess of Dartmouth.
According to astrologer Debbie Frank, who Diana often confided in, the princess has a “sense of abandonment, compounded by Charles abandoning her.”
Diana married Charles in 1981, but he was unfaithful, rekindling a romance with old flame Camilla Parker Bowles in 1986.
The Prince and Princess of Wales separated in 1992, the same year Charles’ affair was exposed in an explosive royal biography.
The next year, an intimate phone call between Charles and Camilla was leaked and Camilla’s husband Andrew Parker Bowles filed for divorce.
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Princess Diana had "sense of abandonment" compounded by her husband also emotionally leaving her (Image: GETTY)
Camilla and Charles had an on-and-off affair that spanned several decades (Image: GETTY)
Meanwhile, Diana said in her infamous interview with Martin Bashir in 1995 that there were “three of us in this marriage”.
That said, the princess also had an affair with her riding instructor James Hewitt.
Ms Frank emphasised that Diana was still hurt from her disrupted family life as a child.
She told the Daily Mail: “Diana had a lot of early pain from her mother leaving her as a child.
Princess Diana and her mother Frances Shand Kydd (Image: GETTY)
“We talked a lot about that, because the damage was so great.
“She managed to overcome her hostility to her