Prince Charles and Diana Princes of Wales got a divorce in 1996, after being apart for four years.
On December 9, 1992, just a few years before, Prime Minister John Major said: “Buckingham Palace says that the Prince and Princess of Wales have decided to split up. This is sad news. The Royal Highnesses don’t plan to get a divorce, so their constitutional positions won’t change.”
It is said that Princess Diana did not want a divorce. Between the separation and the divorce Prince Charles told Jonathan Dimbleby in an interview that he cheated on Diana after their marriage broke down. Princess Diana also gave a shocking interview in which she said she had cheated on her husband and that she had suffered from postpartum depression, self-harm and bulimia.
In a famous 1995 interview with Panorama, Diana said, “There were three of us in this marriage, so it was a little tight.” She was talking about Camilla Parker Bowles. Martin Bashir asks her about divorce, “Would it be your wish to get a divorce?” Diana says, “No, it’s not my wish.”
Still, Diana agreed to a divorce in February 1996. In an interview with BBC News after the news of their divorce broke, Diana’s lawyer, Anthony Julius, said, “It was a very hard decision, and the Princess of Wales made it with a lot of sadness and regret.” What’s different?
At the end of 1995, Queen Elizabeth told her son and Diana that they should get a divorce. “After thinking about how things are right now, the Queen wrote to both the Prince and the Princess this week and told them that she and the Duke of Edinburgh think they should get a divorce soon.
This is also how the Prince of Wales feels, and he has told the Princess of Wales this since the letter, “In a statement from December 21, 1995, Buckingham Palace said. “The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh will continue to do everything they can to help and support the Prince and Princess of Wales, and especially their children, during this hard time.”
On February 29, 1996, Diana confirmed that she had agreed to a divorce. A spokeswoman for Diana said in a statement, “The Princess of Wales will keep her title and be known as Diana, Princess of Wales.” The divorce agreement said that Diana could keep her apartments at Kensington Palace and that she and Charles would share custody of their two sons, Prince William and Prince Harry.
On August 28, 1996, Prince Charles and Princess Diana got a divorce.
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