Diana Said Her Marriage "Went Down the Drain" Because Prince Charles Wanted a Girl
Prince William having a sister seems unthinkable now, but an explosive interview with Diana, Princess of Wales alleges that Prince Harry's arrival initially disappointed his father.
During a meeting with royal biographer Andrew Morton, the princess spoke freely about the bittersweet implications of her second pregnancy. The author included Diana: Her True Story — In Her Own Words.in the recent re-release of
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Diana says that she saw the baby's sex beforehand, but didn't tell he was hoping his second grandchild would be
Prince Charles and Princess Diana with a newborn Prince Harry, 1984.
Luckily, the couple already agreed on his name. In the event of two boys, they had decided to go with William and Henry. "The alternative was Arthur and Albert," Diana explained."No, thank you. There weren't fights over it. It was just a fait accompli."
While the princess says that Charles "loved the nursery life," the birth still marked a turning point in their marriage. She told Morton that after Harry's arrival, "something inside me closed off," especially since her husband continued his affair. "By then, I knew Charles had gone back to his lady," Diana said of Camilla.
While a new baby brings its own joys and challenges, the princess later attributed the couple's problems to the extramarital affair, not their second son. "There were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded," she famously said in her 1995 BBC interview.The two before divorcing in 1996.
This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
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