Moments You Didn’t See in Charles and Diana’s Marriage


“The Crown” shows an awkward lunch between Princess Diana and Camilla Parker Bowles, but the series skips the moment the princess confronted Camilla about the affair.

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“The Crown” season four; Princess Diana and Camilla Parker Bowles in 1980 at a horse race to watch Prince Charles compete.

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In 1989, Princess Diana went with Prince Charles to the birthday party of Camilla’s sister, even though Charles didn’t want Diana to come, according to the taped interview from 1991.

During the party, Diana noticed Camilla and Charles were nowhere to be found, so she went looking for them. She learned that they were downstairs talking to another man. Diana said she sat down with them and interrupted their conversation. 

“I said, ‘Camilla, I’d love to have a word with you, if possible,'” Princess Diana said in the 1991 interview, which is expected to be a part of season five of “The Crown.” Camilla looked uncomfortable but agreed, she said.

Diana told the men she was going to speak with Camilla: “They shot upstairs like chickens with no heads and I could feel, upstairs, all hell breaking loose. ‘What is she going to do?'”

Once pulled aside, Diana said, “‘Camilla, I would just like you to know that I know exactly what’s going on.’ She said ‘I don’t know what you’re talking about.’ I said ‘I know what’s going on between you and Charles, and I just want you to know that.'”

According to Diana, Camilla responded by saying, “‘You’ve got everything you’ve ever wanted. You’ve got all the men in the world falling in love with you, you’ve got two beautiful children, what more do you want?'” 

“I want my husband,” Diana said back.

On the way home, Diana said she “cried like I have never cried before.”

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