In light of recent claims made by author Christopher Andersen in his book “The King”, it is interesting to reflect on the opinions expressed by the late Princess Diana about her ex-husband, Prince Charles.
As reported by Fox News, Diana had doubts about whether Charles was suited to be king and instead believed that Prince William would make a better successor to Queen Elizabeth II. Andersen, interviewed by Fox, said the following: “Diana said on several occasions that she knew she never would be queen and that she was convinced that Charles would never be king. She was a great believer in signs and omens and dreams, and they were all telling her that [Prince] William, not Charles, would succeed Elizabeth II. [But] she was wrong about that and a lot of other things.”
This was something, that for many years, Diana kept quiet as to not stir up the pot within the media or Royal Family. Diana would take it a step further, adding salt to the wound when she referred to Charles as “The Boy Wonder” and felt that he had enough problems as heir to the throne, which wouldn’t suit anyone.
Andersen had also claimed within the book that Diana was opposed to the idea of Camilla Parker Bowles being crowned queen beside Charles, whom she referred to as “The Rotweiller”. Diana believed that Charles needed to overhaul some of his patronages as he was “stuck in a rut”, and soured on the idea that they would make an incredible team as king and queen when she realized that Charles was in love with Camilla.
In order to keep the peace, Diana would acknowledge the love between Camilla and Charles and would not, in any means, further try to harsh the boat between them. Diana only wanted to keep everything kosher, even if she felt that something was wrong.
It is fascinating to consider these insights into Diana’s opinions on the monarchy and the future of the British Royal Family. While some may view her views on Charles and Camilla as controversial, it is important to remember that Diana was a complex and nuanced individual with her own thoughts and beliefs. Ultimately, her legacy as a compassionate and caring humanitarian should not be overshadowed by her opinions on the royal family.