10 Things You Didn’t Know About Princess Diana And Prince Charles’ Relationship
8. He Didn’t Want to Marry Her
Although the Prince of Wales had proposed to Diana, he wasn’t in love with her and he wasn’t ready to get married. His father Prince Philip had pressured him to propose because his “reputation was on the line.” Charles felt that he could “learn to love” Diana. His grandparents weren’t a love match when they first got married, but they built a good marriage in spite of this. His uncle, Earl Louis Mountbatten, also advised him to propose to Diana because none of the other women were “fit to be a princess.”
For their honeymoon, the Prince and Princess were in Broadlands and then they took the Royal Yacht on a two-week tour of the Mediterranean. They finished their honeymoon in Balmoral in Scotland where they spent several weeks. The honeymoon was anything but romantic. Diana wrote to her personal secretary, Jane Parsons, claiming that she used the honeymoon to catch up on sleep.