The Royal Forums Coat of Arms


Join The Royal Forums Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
  #3061  
Old 07-06-2019, 01:33 AM
Mermaid1962's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: NearTheCoast, Canada
Posts: 6,304
One of Prince Charles' serious biographers made the same claim, that he realized that he "had a winner" when he saw public reaction to her. Perhaps it was Robert Lacey.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lilyflo View Post
My favourite sentence is this one:
"Charles, for his part, seems charmed with his bride-to-be. Apparently, he fell in love with her during those weeks he was in Australia alone."
The New Yorker has serious articles as well as more frothy and satirical pieces. The writer seems to be someone who is well-connected (attended the Buckingham Palace garden party, for instance) and is onto the undercurrents of what people were talking about at the time.

I could have done without the disparaging remarks as well. There was definitely an "edge" to the article.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Denville View Post
Not to me.. Im afraid. I don't know much about it.. so I assumed it was normal reportage.. Perhaps americans would know automatically that it was largely satirical articles. But to me, it came across as rather inclined ot make digs at the RF.. in an unkind way.
I've never read Private Eye, but I think that it is so "outrageious" that it is obvious its not meant to be taken seriously....
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #3062  
Old 07-06-2019, 10:32 AM
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: London, United Kingdom
Posts: 4,600
well kind of funny, because its often been said that when Charles realised how popular Diana was with the public he started to become jealous of her and it caused tension between them....so is It likely that he "fell in love" with her when he realised she was a "winner" with the public.
Anyway I certainly didn't like that article. It didn't make any sense and if it was meant to be satirically funny, it didnt' come across that way
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #3063  
Old 07-29-2019, 03:49 AM
theroyalfly's Avatar
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: May 2019
Location: N/A, Australia
Posts: 1,391
Today in Royal History is supposed to be the 38th Wedding Anniversary of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer.
__________________
'Until the lions have their own historians, the history of the hunt will always glorify the hunter.'
~ Chinua Achebe


The Royal Fly®️
Reply With Quote
  #3064  
Old 09-19-2019, 09:22 PM
CyrilVladisla's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Conneaut, United States
Posts: 5,442
Did Prince Charles inform Diana that he would not always be able to accompany her at every royal event?
Reply With Quote
  #3065  
Old 09-20-2019, 12:15 AM
Countessmeout's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: alberta, Canada
Posts: 11,039
Quote:
Originally Posted by CyrilVladisla View Post
Did Prince Charles inform Diana that he would not always be able to accompany her at every royal event?
Diana would have known even if he didnt say it out right.

Diana hadn't just grown up watching the royals on television and in news, which would have given her some idea. She had grown up with the royals. Her grandmothers were ladies in waiting to the Queen Mum. Her sister had dated Charles first. She was playmates to Edward and Andrew when she grew up on Sandringham. Her grandmother Lady Fermoy had warned her about royal life as she didn't think Diana would ever be able to handle it. Though the Queen Mum wasn't that helpful she did live with her at Clarence house for part of her engagement and would have also got some instruction in that time.
Reply With Quote
  #3066  
Old 09-20-2019, 04:22 AM
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: London, United Kingdom
Posts: 4,600
Quote:
Originally Posted by Countessmeout View Post
Diana would have known even if he didnt say it out right.

Diana hadn't just grown up watching the royals on television and in news, which would have given her some idea. She had grown up with the royals. Her grandmothers were ladies in waiting to the Queen Mum. Her sister had dated Charles first. She was playmates to Edward and Andrew when she grew up on Sandringham. Her grandmother Lady Fermoy had warned her about royal life as she didn't think Diana would ever be able to handle it. Though the Queen Mum wasn't that helpful she did live with her at Clarence house for part of her engagement and would have also got some instruction in that time.
I don't think she lived with the QM at all.. she stayed a couple of night and then moved to Buck Palace.
Reply With Quote
  #3067  
Old 09-20-2019, 04:39 AM
Majesty
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 6,938
That's correct, stayed very briefly.And Diana was only an occasional playmate of Andrew and Edward's. I read in one bio that she and Charles, her brother, didn't like going to Sandringham House much. And Ruth Fermoy by her own recollection only had that one conversation with her about fitting in with the BRF.
Reply With Quote
  #3068  
Old 09-20-2019, 04:45 AM
Osipi's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: On the west side of North up from Back, United States
Posts: 14,453
One thing I do remember with reading various books is that one of Diana's complaints after they were married is that she felt Charles spent too much time with his duties and engagements and charitable works. She wanted him at home more with her rather than having him accompany her on her engagements.

Charles is known for not slowing down and is always doing something and could be defined as a workaholic. Camilla even joked once around his birthday that she'd have to hold up a sign stating "Happy Birthday, Darling!" as he rushed past her to another engagement.

I do believe that Diana found living the life of a senior royal and being married to the heir to the throne wasn't all it was cracked up to be. She was often lonely.
__________________
No law can be sacred to me but that of my nature. Good and bad are but names very readily transferable to that or this; the only right is what is after my constitution, the only wrong what is against it.

~~~Ralph Waldo Emerson~~~
Reply With Quote
  #3069  
Old 09-20-2019, 05:28 AM
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: London, United Kingdom
Posts: 4,600
Yes she didn't really know that much about the lifestyle of the RF at work.. nor I think how much time Charles spent working or worrying about work and "doing good"...So in the ealry years, she was lonely because the children were very small, she was not always out at engagements herself, and Charles was very busy
Reply With Quote
  #3070  
Old 10-17-2019, 08:58 PM
CyrilVladisla's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Conneaut, United States
Posts: 5,442
Did Prince Charles persuade Princess Diana to give up the title Her Royal Highness?
Reply With Quote
  #3071  
Old 10-17-2019, 09:24 PM
Moonmaiden23's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Los Angeles, United States
Posts: 9,431
I don't think the PoW or anyone "persuaded " her to give it up.

I have read from numerous sources that the Queen told Diana in writing that as part of her divorce settlement, she must bid adieu to HRH.
__________________
"Be who God intended you to be, and you will set the world on fire" St. Catherine of Siena

"The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice". Martin Luther King Jr. 1929-1968
Reply With Quote
  #3072  
Old 10-17-2019, 09:26 PM
JR76's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Malmö, Sweden
Posts: 2,809
Quote:
Originally Posted by CyrilVladisla View Post
Did Prince Charles persuade Princess Diana to give up the title Her Royal Highness?
Diana didn't give up her HRH voluntarily. It was taken from her and from Fergie by a Letters Patent published in The London Gazette on the 30th of August 1996.

"The QUEEN has been pleased by Letters Patent under the Great Seal of the Realm dated 21st August 1996, to declare that a former wife (other than a widow until she shall remarry) of a son of a Sovereign of these Realms, of a son of a son of a Sovereign and of the eldest living son of the eldest son of The Prince of Wales shall not be entitled to hold and enjoy the style, title or attribute of Royal Highness."
Reply With Quote
  #3073  
Old 10-19-2019, 07:02 AM
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: London, United Kingdom
Posts: 4,600
Quote:
Originally Posted by CyrilVladisla View Post
Did Prince Charles persuade Princess Diana to give up the title Her Royal Highness?
No, she was not persuaded at all..
Reply With Quote
  #3074  
Old 11-20-2019, 07:48 PM
CyrilVladisla's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Conneaut, United States
Posts: 5,442
'A woman not only marries a man,' Prince Charles once said. 'She marries a way of life - a job.'
Do you think it was true that Princess Diana not only married Charles but his job of royal duties as Prince of Wales?
Reply With Quote
  #3075  
Old 11-20-2019, 07:55 PM
Osipi's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: On the west side of North up from Back, United States
Posts: 14,453
Most definitely. Even during courtship, Charles' duties and engagements in his royal role as Prince of Wales kept him extremely busy and still does to this day.

This was an aspect of contention between Charles and Diana when they first married. Diana wanted more of Charles' time and more or less, put Diana ahead of everything and Charles just couldn't do that. I think Diana should have seen the handwriting on the wall as how busy Charles was before they married would be the way things were after marriage. Thinking she could "change" Charles was a pipe dream for Diana as she found out.
__________________
No law can be sacred to me but that of my nature. Good and bad are but names very readily transferable to that or this; the only right is what is after my constitution, the only wrong what is against it.

~~~Ralph Waldo Emerson~~~
Reply With Quote
  #3076  
Old 11-21-2019, 08:13 AM
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: London, United Kingdom
Posts: 4,600
Quote:
Originally Posted by CyrilVladisla View Post
'A woman not only marries a man,' Prince Charles once said. 'She marries a way of life - a job.'
Do you think it was true that Princess Diana not only married Charles but his job of royal duties as Prince of Wales?
obviously, since as princess of wales, she had her own duties, and had to support Charles in his role.
Reply With Quote
  #3077  
Old 12-20-2019, 04:33 PM
CyrilVladisla's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Conneaut, United States
Posts: 5,442
Would it not have been better if the courtship of Lady Diana and Prince Charles had lasted quite a lot longer?
Reply With Quote
  #3078  
Old 12-22-2019, 12:55 AM
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2019
Location: Liberty, Missouri, United States
Posts: 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by CyrilVladisla View Post
Would it not have been better if the courtship of Lady Diana and Prince Charles had lasted quite a lot longer?

If it had gone on much longer I don't think the fairy tale wedding would have taken place. It was just a day or so before the wedding that she realized that Camilla was his real lover. I think she was determined in her own mind that she could still turn him away from Camilla. It was her immaturity at that point that made her think she could. I think the longer that it went on she would have seen his obvious inept personality. I truly think he had a corrupted sense about women and it may have been from how he was brought up.
__________________

Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
diana princess of wales, marriage, prince charles, prince of wales, princess diana


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Charles and Diana Picture Thread Josefine Diana, Princess of Wales (1961-1997) 449 10-11-2019 01:46 AM
Charles and Diana: Visit to Italy - 1985 jun5 Diana, Princess of Wales (1961-1997) 57 09-02-2012 10:35 PM




Popular Tags
administrator alqasimi aristocracy belgian royal family chittagong clarence house countess of snowdon cover-up crown crown prince hussein crown prince hussein's future wife crown princess victoria current events cyprus danish history denmark duchess of sussex duke of cambridge duke of sussex dutch history dutch royal family french revolution future germany henry v house of bernadotte house of glucksburg house of grimaldi house of orange-nassau jumma kent kiko king philippe lithuania marriage mbs meghan markle monaco royal monarchist monarchy monogram naples nelson mandela bay nobel prize norwegian royal family official visit palaces palestine popularity potential areas prince charles prince harry princely family of monaco princess benedikte queen mathilde queen paola rania of jordan romanov family shakespeare south korea spanish royal startling new evidence state visit sweden swedish history thailand united kingdom usa valois windy city


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:12 PM.

Social Knowledge Networks

eXTReMe Tracker
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2020
Jelsoft Enterprises
×