Princess Diana and Prince Charles married in their fairytale 1981 royal wedding. However, the parents of Prince William and Prince Harry would face an infamously turbulent marriage, that finally ended in divorce in 1996. The royal couple first separated in 1992, after a sensational book “Diana: Her True Story” hit the shelves – which the Princess of Wales was posthumously revealed to have collaborated on.
However, although the Prince of Wales “never publicly criticised” his wife in the aftermath of the bombshell book, it did spur him to retaliate in a “disastrous” way.
Royal biographer Penny Junor, in her 2005 book “The Firm” delves into the troubled period after the 1992 revelations.
Ms Junor writes: ”The Prince of Wales was utterly humiliated by ‘Diana: Her True Story’.
“He was adamant, nevertheless, that there should be no retaliation and instructed his friends to say nothing.
The Prince and Princess of Wales (Image: Getty)
Prince Charles and Princess Diana in 1992 (Image: Getty)
“Charles has never publicly criticised Diana.”
The author goes on: “Whenever I have pointed this out to people, they say: ‘Ah, but he got his friends to do it for him.’
“This is untrue.
“Some of his friends did feel that the injustice meted out to him by Morton’s book was intolerable and I, for one, was encouraged by several of them to try to redress the balance, but they were not thanked for their trouble and neither was I.”
READ MORE: Camilla heartbreak: Family's fears about Charles taking throne
Andrew Morotn's 1992 book was a sensation (Image: Getty)
The author reveals that she, in fact, had been planning the television documentary about the Prince of Wales that Jonathan Dimbleby eventually ended up fronting for the BBC.