10 Things You Didn’t Know About Princess Diana And Prince Charles’ Relationship
Prince Charles and Princess Diana were married for 11 years, but during most of that time period neither one of them were happy and this became common knowledge during the ‘90s. It’s been 21 years since the couple officially divorced and twenty years since Diana’s death, and people are still fascinated by the former royal couple’s marriage, which is why we have collected these 10 things that most people don’t know about their relationship:
10. He Dated Her Sister
Before Prince Charles and Princess Diana started their relationship, he briefly dated her older sister Lady Elizabeth Sarah Lavinia Spencer in the late ‘70s. She is the one who introduced Charles to her sister Diana. Lady Sarah is reported to have said that she wouldn’t marry Charles “if he were the dustman or the King of England.” After Charles proposed to Diana, she said, “I introduced them. I’m Cupid.”
9. Short Courtship
Charles and Diana had known each other several years prior to their romantic relationship but he only took a serious interest in her during a country weekend when she watched him play polo; however, prior to getting engaged they had only met about 12 times. After six months of dating, Charles proposed on February 3, 1981 and she accepted, but their engagement was kept a secret for the next few weeks and, on February, 24, 1981, their engagement became official. On July 29, 1981, twenty-year-old Diana married the Prince of Wales.