Prince Charles and Princess Diana: Sad detail about royal divorce

A royal commentator has shared what the couple did after their divorce was finalised.

Their split in 1992 was famously fraught with tension.

But a royal expert has suggested Prince Charles and Princess Diana found peace in their relationship on the day their divorce was finalised in 1996.

Speaking in Channel 5 documentary The Royal Family At War, a repeat of which aired tonight, biographer Ingrid Seward revealed that Diana, then 35, had indicated to her that the hostility between her and her estranged husband, then 48, had been diffused.

A sad end to a very public marriage. Image: News Corp Australia

The royal commentator recalled: “On the day of the divorce [August 28, 1996], she and Charles sat down together on the sofa and they both cried.

“It was this crazy separation, but by the time the divorce was actually finalised, they were on much better terms.”

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The pair reportedly ended on good terms.Image: News Corp Australia

A very public separation

The couple – who were parents to 14-year-old Prince William and 11-year-old Prince Harry – had announced their separation in 1992.

The documentary explained that the pair, who married in 1981, were headed for a more permanent split following two dramatic television interviews.

In 1994, Charles admitted to ITV that he had been unfaithful to Diana after their marriage had “irretrievably broken down”.

A year later, in 1995, she alluded on the BBC’s Panorama to his rumoured affair with now-wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.

She famously said: “Well, there were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded.”

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Princess Diana was tragically killed in a car crash. Image: News Corp Australia

A tragic ending

A year after their divorce was finalised – and after the pair appeared to have smoothed things over – Diana was tragically killed in a car crash.

It comes as the Duke of Cambridge opened up about the “trauma” of losing his mother at such a young age.

Speaking to ex-footballer Marvin Sordell in BBC documentary ‘Football, Prince William and our Mental Health’ – which aired earlier this week – he said: “Having children is the biggest life-changing moment, it really is.

“And I agree with you, I think when you’ve been through something traumatic in life, and that is your dad not being around, my mother dying when I was younger, your emotions come back in leaps and bounds.

“Because it’s a very different phase of life and there’s no-one there to help you.

This article originally appeared on The Sun and republished here with permission.


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