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What Prince Charles Told His Friends Just Days Before His Wedding To Diana

Princess Diana and Prince Charles
August 12, 2019 - 10:35 / Sarah Schulz

On July 29th, 1981, Prince Charles and Lady Diana committed to one another. Just a few hours earlier Charles supposedly talked to his friends about the wedding ceremony and expressed doubts in his choice. 

Prince Charles (70) and Lady Diana (†36) were celebrated at their wedding as THE royal dream couple. What almost nobody knew back then is that neither Diana nor Charles stepped before the altar without a doubt. Prince Charles is said to have confided his thoughts to his friends shortly before the wedding.

Prince Charles and Lady Diana
Prince Charles and Lady Diana

Prince Charles found Lady Diana much too young to marry

As the new Channel 5 biography Charles and Di: The Truth Behind Their Wedding revealed, Prince Charles had massive doubts. "She is exquisitely pretty, a perfect poppy. But she is a child. She does not look old enough to be out of school, much less married," Prince Charles apparently said a few hours before the ceremony.

Lady Diana was just 20 years old when she married Prince Charles. Her husband was 32 years old at the time. Also some friends of the groom shared his worries and wanted to keep him from the wedding, but Charles finally decided to go through with the wedding.

Prince Charles Lady Diana Wedding
Prince Charles and Princess Diana on their wedding day at Westminster Abbey in London.

Lady Diana also had doubts about the marriage

Meanwhile Lady Diana also had to struggle with doubts and feelings before the wedding. Shortly before the wedding ceremony she found a parcel that Prince Charles wanted to send to Camilla. Lady Diana knew of her fiancé's attachment to Camilla, and some time after the wedding she even confronted her with her knowledge.

Despite these obstacles, Diana and Charles still got married, but the marriage did not last. Today the prince is married to his then lover Duchess Camilla.