Prince Charles called his marriage to Princess Diana a ‘Greek tragedy’

In previously unseen letters...

Words by Jadie Troy-Pryde

Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s tumultuous relationship was heavily recorded throughout and after their fifteen year marriage, and over the last few months biographers and royal insiders alike have been sharing stories about what they claim was really going on behind the scenes.

Details about their private life behind the palace doors have emerged, with claims that Charles even believed he could ‘learn to love’ Diana and anecdotes about how their son William made her a sweet promise about her official title just before she died.

But hot on the heels of claims that Charles cried the night before he walked down the aisle, never-before-seen letters from the Prince of Wales reveal that he labelled his relationship with Diana a ‘Greek tragedy’.

During a correspondence with the former First Lady of the United States, Nancy Reagan, Charles opened up about the difficulties of his marriage. Following the release of Andrew Morton’s biography Diana: Her True Story, Charles penned letters to Nancy about how he was dealing with the backlash from the book that had been notably negative about him.

One letter in particular, dated June 21st 1992, said: ‘No one can really understand what it all means until it happens to you, which is why it all keeps getting worse and worse.

‘One day I will tell you the whole story. It is a kind of Greek tragedy and would certainly make a very good play!’

Following Nancy’s death last year, these personal letters – which are part of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation – have been made available to the public, with excerpts now being published in the Daily Mail.

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