Diana’s Ex-guard Shared ‘Defining Moment’ That Marked Her Marriage’s End as Princess Allegedly Confronted Camilla

Princess Diana knew her husband, Prince Charles, was having an affair. Her former security guard said that she discovered the truth about their marriage when she went to see him and his mistress one fateful day.

The Prince of Wales Diana, Princess of Wales, married Charles in 1981 at St. Paul’s Cathedral. Prince William and Prince Harry were born to them.

The couple were married in a fairytale-like ceremony. However, their marriage turned sour.

Source: Getty Images News broke that the future king of England was cheating on his wife with the then Camilla Parker Bowles.┃Source: Getty Images

News broke that the future king of England was cheating on his wife with the then Camilla Parker Bowles. The pair initially dated in the 1970s.

According to biographer Penny Junor in her book, “The Duchess: Camilla Parker Bowles and the Love Affair That Rocked the Crown,” Diana did have friendly relations with Camilla as the princess was not aware of her past relationship with Prince Charles.

Lady Diana Spencer and Camilla Parker-Bowles at Ludlow Races in 1980.┃Source: Getty Images

Source: Getty Images. According to some reports, the prince tried to cover it up by presenting Camilla only as a friend.┃Source: Getty Images

The prince allegedly tried to hide it by presenting Camilla as merely a friend. However, that did not remain a secret for long,

said

Junor:

“Instead of explaining to Diana at the outset that Camilla was an old friend, he had presented her as nothing more than a friend.”

“He came clean after the engagement, admitting that Camilla had been one of his most intimate friends, but reassured Diana that from now on, there would be no other women,” the author wrote.

Princess Dian and her husband Prince Charles at the Chelsea Flower Show in May 1984 in London.┃Source: Getty Images

Source: Getty Images Princess Diana and Prince Charles at Chelsea Flower Show, May 1984, London.┃Source: Getty Images

Still, Princess Diana became guarded, and according to a biography by Andy Morton, she reportedly discovered that her husband and Camilla still exchanged gifts.

The said presents included a gold chain bracelet presented before the wedding with the initials’ G’ and ‘F’: “‘ Gladys and Fred’ – their nicknames.

The Princess of Wales also found out that her spouse had sent a bouquet to Camilla when she was sick and had used that nickname. Although her suspicions grew over time, Princess Diana did something.

PRINCESS DIANA CONFRONTED PRINCE CHARLES & CAMILLA

Tension heightened when the Princes of Wales found her husband and his mistress together while at an event one day. Diana’s former police protection officer, Ken Wharfe, appeared on the British Breakfast Television show, “Lorraine,” in August 20222 and revealed details about the said occasion.

Wharfe disclosed that the royal couple got invited to Camilla’s sister’s party, and they went. However, people were surprised the princess even made it to the event because she had no close relations with the guests.

Except for the Princess, most of the guests were close friends of Prince Charles or Camilla. Wharfe recalled what occurred once they arrived at the party:

“When we arrived there, it was almost like freezing-framing a scene in a movie because there was this surprise that Diana had even arrived.”

Wharfe was in the kitchen when the princess called Wharfe and asked him to go out to her. She asked him to come with her because “I can’t find my husband or Camilla.”

Wharfe said Princess Diana was in “distress,” but they eventually found the secret lovers sitting in the basement having a chat.

Upon seeing them, he said he was unsure how the People’s Princess would react. Still, she managed to confidently walk up to the pair and alerted them that she was well aware of their love affair:

“Diana just went up to both of them and said to Camilla, ‘please don’t treat me like an idiot. I understand what’s going.

Wharfe was puzzled by Camilla’s reply, but he admitted that he was still confused about it to this day. She asked Princess Diana what more she wanted, seeing she had everything already:

“You’ve got everything you ever wanted. There are many men out there who would love to be with you. You also have two beautiful children. What more could you ask for?

“I want my husband,” the princess bluntly retorted. According to Wharfe, that was “the defining moment in their life because I think at that point, this was an indicator the end was nigh,” he said.

THE AFTERMATH OF THE CONFRONTATION RESULTED IN A DIVORCE

Prince, Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales pictured during a visit to Ottawa in Canada.┃Source: Getty Images

Prince, Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales pictured during a visit to Ottawa in Canada.┃Source: Getty Images

Wharfe was correct. In 1992, Prince Charles and Princess Diana separated. During the princess’s infamous interview with British journalist Martin Bashir, she

alluded

that there was a third party in her marriage:

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

She attempted to save the union by seducing heir to throne. Howard Hodgson revealed in his book 2007 book, “Charles: The Man who will be King” that when her “tantrums” did not work, the princess resorted to “seduction.”

The royal later told royal author Lady Colin Campbell what she planned on doing and how the idea backfired. The Princess of Wales went into her husband’s dressing room wearing an Eau-de-Nil silk nightdress with a low cut.

She sat down on the bed beside him and said something to him while touching his fingers. “He winced when my fingers brushed past his. I’ve never been so hurt in my life,” said the princess.

In January 1992, the Prince and Princess of Wales agreed that their marriage was not working and decided to separate.

Princess Diana and Prince Charles during a welcome ceremony in Toronto at the beginning of their Canadian tour in October 1991.┃Source: Getty Images

Princess Diana and Prince Charles during a welcome ceremony in Toronto at the beginning of their Canadian tour in October 1991.┃Source: Getty Images

In addition to their union falling apart, Princess Diana felt like an outcast within the Royal Family. She became depressed by the continual criticism that she received.

Meanwhile, Prince Charles began a full-blown affair with Camilla, which caused a scandal in the Royal Family. Camilla, now Duchess Of Cornwall, was then married to Andrew Parker Bowles. She wed him in 1973 and had two kids.

However, the pair divorced in 1995 amid her affair with Prince Charles. Meanwhile, the Prince of Wales and Princess of Wales decided to end their marriage for good when they finalized their divorce in 1996.

Unfortunately, Princess Diana died tragically in a Paris car accident on August 31, 1997, one year later. The incident that rocked the world saw her pass along with Dodi Fayed, then her lover, as well as Henri Paul, their driver.

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