Diana Said Her Marriage "Went Down the Drain" Because Prince Charles Wanted a Girl
Prince William having a sister seems unthinkable now, but an explosive interview with Diana, Princess of Wales alleges that Prince Harry's arrival initially disappointed his father.
During a meeting with royal biographer Andrew Morton, the princess spoke freely about the bittersweet implications of her second pregnancy. The author included transcripts of their unfiltered conversation in the recent re-release ofDiana: Her True Story — In Her Own Words.
According to the royal, Harry's birth on September 15, 1984, signaled the start of a downward spiral. "Charles and I were very, very close to each other the six weeks before Harry was born, the closest we've ever, ever been and ever will be," she remembered. "Then, suddenly, as Harry was born, it just went bang, our marriage. The whole thing went down the drain."
Diana says that she saw the baby's sex beforehand, but didn't tell Prince Charles since he had "always" hoped for a daughter (in 2015, Charles admitted he was hoping his second grandchild would be girl). "He wanted two children and he wanted a girl," she explained. By keeping the knowledge a secret until the delivery, the letdown came as a complete surprise. She alleges her husband's initial reaction was, "Oh God, it's a boy," followed by, "and he's even got red hair."
Video: Diana said that Charles' disappointment over not having a daughter caused the marriage to collapse
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