Prince Charles’ Handwritten Letters About Diana Released

Twenty years after her tragic death, Princess Diana’s relationship with Prince Charles is still a topic of conversation among people everywhere. It was no secret that they had a rocky spell which resulted in their divorce in 1996, a year before her passing.

Their troubled relationship and messy separation were subject to plenty of speculation. Despite attempts at damage control, Charles’ public image never recovered especially after he admitted to being in an extramarital relationship with his mistress, Camilla.

Charles has since not publicly spoken about his marriage with the late princess but a letter has recently surfaced to reveal how the prince truly felt after the end of his union.

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Just 2 days after their official separation in 1992, the Prince of Wales penned a handwritten letter to a close friend and interior designer, Dudley Poplak, to thank him for being “hugely reassuring and comforting” during an “awful” time.

The royal also added that “‘It can be pretty awful having to live through all the misinterpretation and the flak” and “perhaps they will appreciate the things I try to do after I am dead.”

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Even during such hardship, Charles seemed optimistic that he would come out strong.

“Perhaps it is part of the test that I have to go through in order to come out the other side, having been tempered in the fire,” he wrote before closing the letter and sending “countless wishes.”

This isn’t the first time that letters from Charles to his friends have mentioned his marriage to Diana. There’s another set of letters that have been causing quite a stir.

Continue onto the next page to see what the prince wrote about Diana to former First Lady Nancy Reagan.

Express reported that Prince Charles had a very close friendship with former First Lady Nancy Reagan but kept it a secret for as long as possible. In the course of their friendship, the pair exchanged plenty of letters, some of which were recently released by the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library in California.

In these correspondences, Charles talked about Diana often and in one instance described their relationship as “a kind of Greek tragedy.”

“No one can really understand what it all means until it happens to you which is why it all keeps getting worse and worse. One day I will tell you the whole story,” wrote Charles.

In another letter he shared that he is fully aware of the media creating stories for profit, “I know exactly the methods these dreadful people employ to create the maximum amount of controversy and conflict by making the wildest allegations to make the maximum amount of money.”
His problems with Diana aside, perhaps the most shocking confession Charles made is found in a letter addressed to the wife of the UK Ambassador to Washington in which he admitted: ” I have fallen in love with Mrs Reagan – she is wonderful… I wanted to kiss her.”

Charles’ letters to Poplak as well as four others are currently up for auction and are expected to sell for about $400- $700 each. As for his letters to Mrs. Reagan, they will remain with the Foundation as per her wishes.

What do you think? Share your thoughts in the comments!

[h/t: The Daily Mail/Express UK]

10 Hilarious Quotes Proving the Royal Family Has a Great Sense of Humor

The Windsor royal family is, for many, a veritable standard of British haughtiness. However, the lords and ladies are just like us, they love a good joke and often make fun of themselves. The usual jokes and puns that we all do in our lives, the members of Royal Family do that kind of stuff too. They all love this stuff too, there is nothing weird or unusual about it anyways. But anyways I am writing this article about the quotes that prove that the Royal Family got a great sense of humor too.

Today I have collected some of the great and funniest examples of Royal Families sense of humor. That will make you laugh too.

Just before Kate Middleton gave birth to her great-grandson, Queen Elizabeth had joked

 

When asked why they were late, Kate Middleton replied

“William had to do his hair.”

 

After the birth of his first grandson, Prince Charles was asked if he was happy to be a grandfather. Here’s what he answered

 

This is how Prince William characterized his wife’s culinary talent

“Kate’s cooking is the reason I am so skinny.”

 

Prince Charles once had to congratulate a beauty queen of England, and here’s how he started his speech

“Father told me if I ever met a lady in a dress like yours, I must look her straight in the eyes.”

 

 

At the 2012 London Marathon, Prince Harry promised that William and Kate would run the next one. When in 2013 he was asked where his brother and his wife were, he said

 

 

And this is what Prince Philip thinks of the rules of etiquette

“When a man open a car door for his wife, it’s either a new car or a new wife.”

 

When asked what he learned from growing up, Prince William said,

 

Before one of his trips to the USA, Prince Harry said,

“Every time I get to meet kids and they have been told a real-life prince is coming, the disappointment on their faces when they see me without a crown or a cape…”

 

Visiting an Australian university, Queen Elizabeth and her husband, Prince Philip, were introduced to Mr. and Dr. Robinson. He noticed the wife was a PhD, and her title was much more important than his, to which Prince Philip replied,

 

“Ah, yes, we have that trouble in our family too.”

Camilla Blamed Diana For Causing Charles To Feel Low Enough To Seek Refuge Away From The Marriage

Richard K the writer who knew Diana best and his colleague Jeffrey levy brings you the full untold story of Diana and Camilla’s bitter rivalry.

The royal couple’s problems were the result of the near thirteen year age gap between them. According to Diana’s Aunt Mary Roche, they were at very different stages of development.

She says Diana was young and had limited life experience and Prince Charles was already a great thinker. He read a great deal they were perhaps different people Diana to felt the age difference would make romance impossible.

Mary Robertson whose son Patrick was nannied by Diana in the months when she was being courted by the Prince of Wales recalls a Monday morning when Diana told her that she had spent the weekend with the Queen and her family at Balmoral.

I said were you up there with Andrew and she said actually no I was up there seeing Charles. But he didn’t invite me, his mother did. I asked if she thought anything would develop and she said no he’s 31 and I’m 19 he’ll never look twice at me. I said I wouldn’t be too sure.

Sir William Heseltine the Queen’s former private secretary recalls a weekend at Balmoral soon after the Royal Wedding when he came across Diana sitting all by herself under a tree. Engrossed in a book I went over and said what on earth are you doing here, says Sir William 87 and she said in a rather mournful voice I’m just reading up about one of my predecessors Queen Adelaide.

Diana had been given the book by Charles. He was keen for her to know about Adelaide because when she married the future King William the force he was in his early 50s and she was only half his age. The parallels were obvious with one additional.

Plus it was a happy marriage and they were devoted to each other. This even though he’d fathered ten illegitimate children before their wedding. So perhaps Diana had Adelaide in mind when she wrote to her nanny Mary Clarke  some weeks after the wedding.

A letter of breathless happiness adore being married and having some one to devote my time to. She declared while in a letter to Mary Robertson she wrote of my wonderful husband for his part. Charles wrote to a friend all I can say is that marriage is very jolly. The truth was Diana felt Camilla’s shadow everywhere but felt impotent to do anything about it. While Diana could hardly be unaware she was viewed around the globe as one of the great beauties of the age.

Camilla Parker Bowles

 

 

 

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, GCVO, CSM, PC (née Camilla Rosemary Shand, previously Parker Bowles; born 17 July 1947), is the second wife of Charles, Prince of Wales, the eldest child and heir apparent of Queen Elizabeth II. Instead of using the title of Princess of Wales, she uses the title Duchess of Cornwall, her husband’s secondary designation. In Scotland, she is known as the Duchess of Rothesay. In the event of Charles acceding to the throne, Camilla would become a queen consort; however, an official statement issued by Clarence House on the day of her marriage to Charles announced that she would be known as the Princess Consort.

Camilla is the eldest child of Major Bruce Shand and his wife Rosalind Cubitt, the daughter of Roland Cubitt, 3rd Baron Ashcombe. She was raised in East Sussex and South Kensington, and educated in England, Switzerland and France. She worked for different firms in central London, most notably the decorating firm Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler. In 1973, Camilla married British Army officer Andrew Parker Bowles, with whom she has two children. They divorced in 1995.

Camilla was in a relationship with the Prince of Wales before, during and after their former marriages. The relationship became highly publicized in the media and attracted worldwide scrutiny. In 2005, it culminated in a civil marriage at Windsor Guildhall, which was followed by a televised Anglican blessing by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle.

As Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla assists the Prince of Wales on his official duties. She is also the patron, president and a member of numerous charities and organizations. Since 1994, she has taken action on osteoporosis, earning honors and awards. She has also raised awareness in areas including rape and sexual abuse, literacy and poverty, for which she has latterly been praised.

Prince Charles

Charles, Prince of Wales (Charles Philip Arthur George born 14 November 1948) is the eldest child and heir apparent of Queen Elizabeth II. Known alternatively in Cornwall as Duke of Cornwall and in Scotland as Duke of Rothesay, he is the longest-serving heir apparent in British history, having held the position since 1952. He is also the oldest person to be next in line to the throne since Sophia of Hanover (the heir presumptive to Queen Anne), who died in 1714 at the age of 83.

Charles was born at Buckingham Palace as the first grandchild of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. He was educated at Cheam and Gordonstoun Schools, which his father, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, had attended as a child, as well as the Timbertop campus of Geelong Grammar School in Victoria, Australia. After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree from Trinity College, Cambridge, Charles served in the Royal Navy from 1971 to 1976.

 

In 1981, he married Lady Diana Spencer and they had two sons: Prince William (born 1982), later to become Duke of Cambridge, and Prince Harry (born 1984). In 1996, the couple divorced, following well-publicised extramarital affairs. Diana died in a car crash in Paris the following year. In 2005, Charles married Camilla Parker Bowles.

Camilla Blamed Diana For Causing Charles To Feel Low Enough To Seek Refuge Away From The Marriage

 

 

 

Kate Middleton Chooses When She Wants To Be A "Princess", And Why Diana Couldn't

Have you ever wondered why the Duchess of Cambridge isn’t referred to as Princess Catherine or Princess Kate since she is married to Prince William?

Catherine Elizabeth Middleton grew up in Chapel Row, a village near Newbury, Berkshire, England. She grew up in an upper-middle class family with her father, Michael Middleton, a former flight dispatcher and her mother, Carole Goldsmith, a flight attendant. They went on to found Party Pieces, a mail-order private company that sells party supplies and decorations.

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Michael had ties to British aristocracy and benefited financially from trust funds that had been established over 100 years ago.

Kate studied art history in Scotland at the University of St. Andrews, where she met William in 2001.

“When I first met Kate I knew there was something very special about her,” William said.

The couple became engaged in November 2010 and married in April 2011 at Westminster Abbey.

Express

When she married William she received the title of Duchess of Cambridge, however her lesser known name is Princess William of Wales, as a woman marrying into the Royal family takes their husband’s name.

So her full title is: Her Royal Highness Princess William, Duchess of Cambridge, Countess of Strathearn, Baroness Carrickfergu.

So why isn’t she know as Princess, when Diana, William’s mother was?

According to CNN Royal Expert Victoria Arbiter, the Duchess title is more important, which is why she uses it.

“While Catherine is absolutely a Princess, her correct title is ‘Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge. She wasn’t born a blood Princess, so she is not a Princess in her own right. When she married William, she took on the rank of her husband, a royal Prince. However, referring to her as ‘Princess Kate’ is simply incorrect.”

Marie Claire

Since Prince William is also a Duke, that is his more important title and Kate assumed it for herself as well.

Closer Weekly

So why was Diana a Princess?

Again, it came down to her husband. You can be a Prince in two different capacities. Firstly, as a head of the a Principality. Secondly, you might be a ‘minor’ or non-Sovereign, Royal.

Telegraph