Originally Posted by Osipi
Charles and Diana most certainly had the expectations when they married that they would be married for life and they really did have a idyllic relationship for several years and two wonderful boys. The tough part of a marriage is actual work and compromising and putting the other's best interest at heart first and it was in the day to day problems that discontent arose and couldn't be resolved. It is a common thing to happen in a marriage.
Those happy, golden times are never forgotten.
I don't know if it was that idyllic. I thin they had happy times but it was mostly when they could get away from Royal life, and be alone with the kids. Even then, I think that Diana probably found Charles a bit tedious with his "serious side" and he may have found her hard to tlak to when she wasn't very aware of issues in the world.
and I think that while there was fun at times, Di's illness, and her jealousy abouot Camilla would surface and make for arguments..
If they had' not been royal, and could have maybe had a larger family I think Diana's energies would have been focussed on her kids, and that would have givne her and C a big interest in common for many years, rearing them.. and the fact that they liked different things, woudl have mattered less. But they were royal, there were expectations of their leading a certain rigid life, doing duties In public, mingling with the RF socially etc.