How Prince Charles proposed to Princess Diana reveals quite a bit about their relationship.
They had a fairytale wedding watched by millions, but the union between Prince Charles and Princess Diana was far from a happy ending. Years after her death and their divorce, it is easy to see that from the beginning this relationship was doomed. Even his proposal says a lot about the state of their marriage.
#ThisDay 2015 - The unauthorised biography 'Charles: Heart of a King' revealed that both Prince Charles and Princess Diana contemplated calling off their wedding, because each knew that their relationship was deeply flawed.— John B Tawn (@27Tawnyowl) February 3, 2018
In the early 1990’s she shared the not so romantic proposal story as part of her now famous biography, Diana: Her True Story Popsugaraccording to.
"Charles said, 'Will you marry me?' and I laughed. I remember thinking, 'This is a joke,' and I said, 'Yeah, OK,' and laughed. He was deadly serious. He said, 'You do realize that one day you will be the queen?' And a voice said to me inside, 'You won't be the queen, but you will have a tough role...' 'Yes,' I said, 'I love you so much, I love you so much.' He said, 'Whatever love means.'... and so he ran upstairs and rang his mother," Diana shared.
Talk about a not so great proposal. It was more like a business deal than the magical moment it is supposed to be. Even when the couple announced their engagement, it was nothing as special as William and Kate or Harry and Meghan. When a reporter asked if they were madly in love, she replied “of course”, while he answered, “whatever love means.”
It was clear from the beginning this couple was not in love or rather at least he was not in love. He couldn’t even give her a proper proposal, which confirms the lack of love and respect he had for her. Seriously, it is no wonder these two ended in a nasty divorce forced upon them by Queen Elizabeth II.
There was no fairytale proposal for Princess Diana when Prince Charles asked her to marry him. It is a significant moment that sums up their whole relationship. For him, it was one of suitable obligation. Sadly, the princess would never find her happily ever after, while the prince married his one true love.