Diana reportedly asked the Queen for advice on 'hopeless' Charles.

Diana’s mother ‘terrified’ she’d make same mistakes says expert

The late Princess of Wales’ marriage to Prince Charles ended disastrously over 25 years ago but experts continue to speculate whether the union was forced upon them. Claims the marriage was arranged started after experts noted the couple’s extremely quick courtship - they only went on 12 dates before deciding to get engaged.

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In a recently uncovered interview documented in Reader’s Digest in 2001, royal author Ingrid Seward recalled asking Princess Diana whether the marriage was arranged.

Ms Seward said: “I once asked Diana whether her marriage had been arranged, and she told me with some irritation: ‘It was Charles and I who decided on the marriage.’

Diana continued: “Not the Queen. Us. No one else.”

When Charles and Diana began dating, senior members of the Royal Family seemed keen for Charles to speed up the process.

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Diana and CharlesDiana shut down one reporter over the arranged marriage comments (Image: Getty Images)

Diana and CharlesDiana rejected all notions the marriage was arranged (Image: Getty Images)

They initially liked Diana as she was a young and beautiful woman from an aristocratic family with close ties to the Firm.

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