Originally Posted by US Royal Watcher
No matter how many times Diana's supporters post that Charles permitted his PR people to say negative things about Diana, it didn't happen. Even Andrew Morton admits that Charles told his PR people not to criticize Diana. There is even a scene in the 1993 movie based on Diana's book, written by Morton while he was in close contact with Diana, in which Charles is shown as rejecting advice from his PR people to go negative against Diana.
In response to this, at least one Diana fan will point out that one of Charles's friends, Nicholas Soames, did go public. However, Soames repeatedly said that Charles did not ask him to do so. Most royal reporters acknowledge that Charles's friends have told them that Charles asked them not to criticize Diana publicly.
The fact is that Diana's fans cannot justify her decision to publicly attack Charles, so they try and claim that Charles was equally responsible. It makes them feel better but it isn't true.
If you want to criticize Charles for having an affair--fine. But when you have to make up facts in order to criticize him, it just means that he can't have been that bad.
Unfortunately, even with all the facts that he didn't *go* public, Diana fans will say "there must be a reason why she chose to go public with her attack, she wouldn't have done that, if someone hadn't gave her no other choice" and by that someone, they will always assume it's Charles...
One of the reasons why it's very very very sad that she died when she did, is that she will never have the chance to rise above that divorce and move on; so now her fans will never move on either, because they will probably betray her if they did...