Prince Charles is not a black and white person, just like most people in the world. He had a complicated relationship with Princess Diana, to say the least.
Prince Charles has been easy to dislike because of his toxic marriage to Princess Diana, who was a favorite with the public. The man has been denounced and criticized by the media and the populace alike. And yet, he is set to be the future king. He is a symbol of the long-lasting monarchy in the UK. Numerous books, documentaries, and feature films have been made on this family and they are still an enigma. For instance, the Netflix show The Crown paints Prince Charles as a sorry figure but watch The Windsors and you will be in splits over the family. But, who can talk about Prince Charles and his marriage better than he himself?
Prince Charles is part of the royal life and is a product of it as well. Some of the statements he has made during his life make us wonder if he ever felt anything for anyone and some make us wonder whether he really loved his much-younger first wife, Diana. There are many things he said that show what he truly thought of Diana and reading his statements about his partner will be self-explanatory.
Here are some of the iconic quotes by him that might leave you surprised:
"She does not look old enough to be out of school, much less married," said Charles, as per CheatSheet.
"You do realize that one day you will be queen," said Charles.
The couple was asked if they were in love and Diana replied with a giggle, "Of course." However, Charles said, "Whatever love means," which Diana later confessed devastated her.
"Oh, a bit chubby here, aren’t we?" said Charles to Diana just a week after their engagement, which reportedly triggered her lifelong battle with bulimia.
"Whatever happens, I will always love you," said Charles, before their wedding in July 1981.
"We still cannot get over what happened that day. Neither of us can get over the atmosphere; it was electric, I felt, and so did my wife ... It made us both extraordinarily proud to be British," said Charles.
"Do you seriously expect me to be the first Prince of Wales in history not to have a mistress?" said Charles in 1994.
According to New York Times, he said he tried to be "faithful and honorable" to Diana after their marriage "until it became irretrievably broken down, us both having tried."
"Oh God, it's a boy... and he's even got red hair," said Prince Charles soon after his younger son was born.
“God knows what the future will hold," he said in an alleged private letter in December 1992.
"We discuss it, but that’s a matter for us, isn’t it? It’s not a matter for other people to decide how our children should be educated or brought up, but you can bet your bottom dollar, they will all interfere and they will all say, ‘It should have been done this way!’ That’s become a national pastime," he said.
"They’re all going to blame me, aren’t they? The world’s going to go completely mad, isn’t it?" According to royal biographer Penny Junor, this is what Prince Charles said when he heard that his ex-wife was killed.